Easter Sunday is approaching and if you know or have any children who are hyped about the annual Easter egg hunt, consider gifting them an Easter basket this holiday. When I was kid I always looked forward to receiving a basket, going through all the fillers and then eagerly waiting for the green light for the much anticipated Easter egg hunt.
If you plan on gifting an Easter basket you have two options – you can purchase a pre-made basket or you can make one yourself. Creating your very own Easter basket provides you with the opportunity to personalize the gift, making it extra special. Another great part of making your own Easter basket is that it lets you determine how much money you want to spend. So, if you’re looking for an inexpensive gift, this is it.
Here are some tips on how to make a one-of-a-kind Easter basket:
First, you’ll need a basket. You can find a variety of baskets out there and it’s likely that most stores are stocked with baskets this time of year. Try your local craft store for inexpensive finds. If you want to go a different route than the traditional basket with handle, try a canvas tote. Kids might be able to hold a tote better over their shoulder than a basket. Using a tote will allow the recipient to use it for more than just an Easter egg hunt too!
Next you’ll need some fun fillers. Think about what the recipient may be interested in at the moment – a certain Disney princess, cartoon character, snack, movie, etc. You can even go as far as making it a themed basket. This will also give you the chance to introduce something new to the recipient. Maybe there was a movie from your childhood that you adored and want to share it with them, include that DVD so you can it enjoy together.
Easter baskets don’t have to be filled with candy, get creative and maybe toss a toothbrush with their favorite character on it instead. Or instead of chocolate bars try a package of cookie mix with a cookie cutter in the shape of a bunny or chick that allows the child to interact with an adult and have some fun. Fruit can also be a fun and healthy filler.
Once you have all of your fillers, place them in the basket and see how much room you have. Remove items and fill the basket with Easter grass that can also be found at your craft store. Lay it along the bottom and arrange your fillers so they’re well presented. You can go the extra mile and wrap the entire basket with Easter themed cellophane or tie a ribbon bow to the handle.
Whatever you decide to do, any child would be thrilled to receive a basket this year so don’t hold back and get started!
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