15 Fun Easter Basket Ideas The Whole Family Will Love
Make Easter extra-special by skipping the pre-made basket and creating your own easy, unique, and personalized Easter treats.
The Crafting Chicks offer an ingenious way to recycle egg cartons in with some clever Easter basket ideas. Pour candies straight into carton cups (opened plastic eggs contain smaller sweets) and close the lid. Kids will love opening it up to find their surprise. Get the whole family in on the fun with these 19 Easter crafts for kids.
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Celebrate spring with this garden-themed Easter basket idea from Design Mom, who painted an old wine crate and filled it with seeds, small plants, mini tools, and a few simple toys. Take the kids outdoors with their new baskets, and get planting.
If your kid would rather get crafty than eat candy, try your own version of this Easter basket idea from Modern Parents Messy Kids. Fill plastic eggs with various colored beads and string, and place inside eggs to inspire creativity. Once you’ve found the perfect Easter basket ideas, kick your celebrations up a notch with these 30 fun Easter crafts guaranteed to brighten your home.
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The amazing brains over at 100 Layer Cake-let wanted to feel good about Easter sweets stashed in their kids’ baskets. The result: wholesome treats like popcorn, dried and fresh fruits, and wholegrain muffins made for a special breakfast spread that the kids could devour as soon as they woke up.
Grow your own basket greenery (instead of buying the bagged stuff) with this idea from Growing a Jeweled Rose. Add soil and quick-grow grass seeds to a plant saucer, and place in the sun. Wait two or three weeks, and you’ll have enough grass for an all-natural Easter basket that can double as a dinner table centerpiece. Better yet, fill the basket with these Easter treats you can make yourself.
Rain or shine
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Prepare your kids for spring shower by converting an umbrella into an Easter basket. Primal Dish fills the open, upside-down umbrella with crafts, books, and games. For more out-of-the-box ideas, check out these 14 Easter dinner ideas that break from tradition.
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This is one of the Easter basket ideas that will have your kids squealing with joy on Sunday morning. Double one of your kids’ Easter gifts as a basket and fill it with their other toys and goodies. Jennifer Perkins uses a toy truck, but you could also use a toy shopping cart.
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Decorate flower pots for a multifunctional and easy Easter basket. Hostess with the Mostess wraps them in fun ribbon and adds a handle and fake grass, making a perfect way to collect eggs. Curious about why eggs are such a big part of Easter? Learn the histories behind the most popular Easter traditions.
Fun in the sun
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Get ready for summer beach days with larger-than-life Easter basket ideas like this one from Down Home Inspiration. Create the base of the basket out of a folded towel and use the noodle as a handle. Fill with goggles, bathing suits, and fun water toys.
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Turn your Easter baskets into your favorite Disney characters this year. This Fairy Tale Life created adorable Minnie and Mickey baskets with ears and everything! Now that you have the perfect Easter basket ideas for everyone in the family, add to the fun with these 18 entertaining Easter games for kids.