Homemade Easter baskets are great for gift giving or a fun activity you can share with your children. This is a guide about homemade Easter baskets.
Make miniature treat baskets with pin dot cardstock papers and embellishments to celebrate spring or Easter.
Approximate Time: 45
Primary Pin Dot cardstock papers, Easter grass, paper flowers, lace are available at Michaels.
I love to recycle and find myself staring at items I use on a constant basis, thinking, "What can I create with this?" Not only does it save space in the land fills, I don't have to empty the garbage as often! One of my most used items is Kleenex and I came up with this idea for my grandson on Easter.
Approximate Time: 1-2 hours approx.
Kids take turns trying to toss the eggs into the bunny basket. Make up your own rules for the scoring system.
Note: You can omit the eggs and just make the basket. Fill with goodies for a great Easter gift!
By Mary from Palm Coast, FL
Years ago I made Easter baskets using crochet thread and sugar water. I have read the 'instructions' found on ThriftyFun, but cannot find the type/size of crochet thread to use. I have not been successful with a size 10 thread, but it is very tight. It will get stiff, but will not stick to the other threads, therefore you end up with a pile of stiff thread on the table when you pop the balloon. Help!
By Joyce from Oroville, CA
Cut and paste this address to your browser. This video on youtube should help you create beautiful crochet easter egg baskets. It is step by step.
I have small children and much of the stuff to put in the Easter baskets is candy or are not really suited to little ones. I'd like to include healthy snacks rather than candy. Does anyone have suggestions for a safe and healthy Easter basket?
I was a health food hippie too. I bought the fillable eggs & put trinkets inside & hid the eggs. I put coins in some of the eggs, sugar free bubblegum, small toys, erasers, etc. I also liked to include a book or 2 in the basket.
An empty plastic coffee can with the handle on the back is best for this last minute basket for the Egg Hunt.
I am looking for directions on how to make an Easter basket like one I received as a child in the 60s. (something similar to the attached photo of a pinkytoast basket) My mother made it out of a bleach bottle and it had a hole cut in the front or back. The "fur" was made from colored plastic attached to the bottle with pipe cleaners. It was fluffed up like a pom-pom. I got a pink bunny and my brother got a yellow duck. I would like to make some for my grandchildren. Any ideas?
By Cindy S
Supplies: Hot glue gun and glue sticks, Bleach bottle or any strong plastic bottle, Styrofoam ball (large), Bunny ear headband, Doll face or rabbit face (very hard to find I am using my originals from the 60s), Pipe cleaners cut into 1 inch pieces, a few rolls of cellophane wrapping paper cut into 2X3 inch squares, 1 inch pompoms, 3 inch pompom for tail, accessories to decorate with flowers, birds etc.
Directions: first cut the hole in the bottle where you want the opening, then Hot glue the Styrofoam ball firmly to the top pressing down. Glue on headband, glue on face, Take each square of cellophane and fold it like a bowtie then take a pipe cleaner and twist it in the middle of cellophane.
After you have your cellophane pieces ready begin gluing them into the Styrofoam head or you can use the pompoms for the head, Then glue the cellophane pieces directly to the bottle. After all cellophane is glued in place you can take scissors and trim cellophane to look nice. I hope this helps.
This quick treat bag is easy enough for grade schoolers. Use it for your Sunday School Class and talk about the symbolism of the Easter Lily. Or, wouldn't Grandma love this filled with marshmallow peeps and jelly beans from her favorite little Easter bunnies?
Approximate Time: 10 minutes
Add name or phrase such as "He is risen!" along bottom of bag with foam letters or a gold pen.
Cut top of lunch bag as shown. Cuts should be about 2 1/2 inches long.
Fill bag with Easter grass and treats as desired.
Carefully gather the top of the bag, just under the cuts, arranging the petals neatly. If some petals seem too wide, just cut down the middle.
Tie bag with dark green ribbon in a bow. A coordinating ribbon may also be added.
Color center of lily in with yellow pen, adding 2 or 3 yellow streaks to each petal.
When marker is dry, curl ends of petals by wrapping around a pencil.
Add stickers such as a butterfly to one petal, if desired.
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA
Recycle an empty box or plastic container to create this little lamb basket.
Recycle cans to make these charming little baskets. I used a large vegetable can, soup can, and tuna can. Embellish with ribbon, buttons, stickers, etc. These are great for Easter or May Day!
How do I make Easter baskets from Clorox bottles?
By Dianna from Middleburg, FL
I would use gallon milk containers instead of bleach bottles for safety reasons. As a daycare teacher that is what we have used in the past and they work out just as good.
For a quick, easy, and cheap Easter basket, rinse and clean an empty liter soda bottle, cut a 1 inch "ring" at the top of the body of the bottle (after the spout), and cut in half. Trim the rest of the body of the bottle to the height of the "basket" you'd like. Attach both ends of the ring you cut out (above) to the sides of the basket with plain or decorative brads. Use a small paper punch to place holes on opposite sides.
Decorate the outside of the basket with stickers (letters to spell the child's name and/or Easter stickers). You can also make your own stickers with either a Xyron machine (found at Michael's, JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, etc.), cut out magazine pictures lightly glued to the basket, or go online for other methods of making your own stickers. Shred scrap papers (white, colors, scrap pages) and put inside basket for the "stuffing" and fill with inexpensive candies or little gifts. Enjoy!
By caseye from Allen, TX
This Bunny Easter Basket is made from an empty baby formula can. I made this bunny for a cheap and quick Easter basket this year for my Pioneer Club class.
These are Easter baskets recycled from a dinner out at Kentucky Fried Chicken and from empty containers of products I use on a daily basis.
I have four children and Easter baskets can get messy, expensive, and just full of junk, so every year I give them everything they will need (and ask for anyway ) for a fun summer. The basket is always a big sand pail. I fill it with: sand toys, goggles, inflatable water toys such as beach balls, tubes, and swimmies, water guns, kick boards, beach towels, hats, sunglasses, sun block, chapstick and so on.
The kids love it because they know that winter is over and summer is on its way. I love it because it is a fun cute basket, no candy, and when the first hot day rolls around we are ready for the pool, beach, lake, whatever!
By Mae11197 from Branford, FL
A child would be thrilled to have their own gathering basket or it could be used as a centerpiece after filling with colored eggs and surrounding with Easter grass.
Here's an easy and cheap Easter basket that the kids can make.
Buy small brown paper bags and paint them with vegetable oil until the paper is translucent. Turn them upside down to drain out any excess oil. Pour tempered chocolate inside the bag and turn and tip the bag until all sides are covered.
Make your own Easter baskets. Use baskets from around the house or reuse strawberry baskets. You can use fresh grass from outside as basket filler!
Simple wooden craft with many decor possibilities. For anyone and all ages, but it offers a more masculine Easter basket for a boy. Later, it can be used as a tool box or garden crate to get the most out of your time spent crafting.
Make miniature treat baskets with pin dot cardstock papers and embellishments to celebrate spring or Easter. View the full project here: Easter Treat Basket
Transform a small metal pail into a bunny to hold Easter treats. These are a snap to make and they make cute little Easter gifts.