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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.
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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
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?
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.
Make this sweet wooly lamb Easter basket with simple to find supplies; some you may already have at home. This is a guide about cotton ball lamb Easter basket.
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.
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.
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!
Here's an easy and cheap Easter basket that the kids can make.
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.
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!
Using your choice of cardstock and embellishments, you can make up several of these pretty paper baskets for Easter. This is a guide about making a paper 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.
Create beautiful holiday theme basket fabric garters to embellish baskets with strips of fabric and elastic. Add them on as embellishments to basket handles or rims. Here I have embellished this little basket's outer edge with a very pretty Easter print fabric in 3-inch wide strips.
Wooden craft sticks, tongue depressors, or Popsicle sticks can be used to make these sturdy baskets. It's a great project to do with kids for the Easter Bunny. This is a guide about making a craft stick Easter basket.
Using a balloon as the mold, you can make cute Easter baskets from string or yarn. This is a guide about use a balloon to make an Easter basket.
Save your formula cans for neat craft projects like this cute Easter bunny. This is a guide about making a formula can easter bunny.
A coffee can makes a perfect last minute Easter Basket for children. This is a guide about making a plastic coffee can Easter basket.
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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.
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?
Fresh fruit is colorful, fun and healthy. So is dried fruit and nuts. You can bake healthy easter miniature-sized muffins, cookies and granola bars. There are tons of inexpensive treats and toys at the local dollar store.
Chex, goldfish crackers, Cheerios, all flavors graham goldfish crackers, teddy grahams, raisins, stickers
Other dried fruit
Bread sticks or crackers and dip
Carrot sticks and peanut butter
Home made cookies or muffins: Use half the sugar and replace half the fat with either applesauce or mashed banana.
Ants on a log: celery stick stuffed with peanut butter, and studded with raisins
Coupons for healthy homemade meal of choice: Give the child a short list of choices, mother-approved things he or she seems to enjoy.
Non-edibles that encourage learning and exploration: Puzzles, art supplies, books, games, music toys, jump rope, jacks, origami kit, kite, etc.
- Rose B.
My son loves those "diet" tortilla chips (yes, its my fault) with home-made salsa. I share custody of him with his father and Easter is one of his holiday's, but we have used tortilla chips and salsa for Santa instead of milk and cookies. He also thinks it's cool to get the same snack from Santa in his stocking. I get some "cheap" double compartment containers and put chips in one side and salsa in the other. Decorate the tops with permanent markers and wrap in plastic. (my son is four and hasn't figured it out yet!!) plus after the holidays, I have more storage containers!
Has anyone found where you can buy the faces for the old fashioned Clorox bottle bunnies?
By Debbie B
I am looking for ideas for Easter hats for boys and girls and baskets.
By kerine wattley from Trinidad and Tobago