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.
Total 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
Note: I apologize but forgot one step in making basket.When you cut a base for the inside of the box, also cut 4 sides for the inside, using the kleenex box for a template. On step 5, after inserting the fasteners for the handle, lay a piece of tape over them on the inside, then glue the cardboard sides on in the inside of the kleenex box.Then proceed to glue down the top flaps of felt.The thick cardboard will reinforce the kleenex box and make it last. Sorry about missing this in the directions...must have had too much coffee!
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
Oh that's a cute idea! And easy! Thanks!
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!
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
I had one as well and have made them too....if you go to Amazon and search "vintage craft bunny faces" it should come up....I plan to make these for Spring craft show....
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
Would love to see a picture!
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.
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
I used embroidery floss to make mine. Cotton twine also works. I believe I used watered down Elmer's glue instead of sugar water or starch. Mine were about the same size that you would fill a water balloon.
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?
Don't forget bubble bath and bath toys too.
Also look for Sundrops at your health food store, they're "healthy" m&m's!
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.
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.