Easter baskets are a family tradition that bring fun and excitement to Spring. You too can create a memorable experience for a child that you love with a different and unique basket. Remember that kids like simple and fun ideas, you do not need to break the bank or create a work of art to make them happy. Sometimes just bringing something new and fun, out of love, is all it takes.
Select a basket that reflects the tastes of the child and will hold the amount of items that you want to give her.
Use the basket to shop for the items that you want to put in it. Do not buy items that are too big for the basket. Suggested items to fill the Easter basket are: an Easter bunny, plastic eggs and candy. Think of other unique items that fit the particular child's likes.
Once you bring the basket home, fill the bottom of the basket with crumpled meat packing paper. Make sure the packing paper does not go above the rim of the basket.
Arrange the items with the biggest ones in the back and the smallest ones in the front. Try to cover all of the packing paper at the bottom of the basket.
To add flair to the basket, you can either tie a bow on the side of the basket or attach the Easter Bunny to the side of the basket.
Keep in mind the child that you are making the basket for--if it's a young boy, you may not want to make a purple basket. If the child is allergic to peanuts, a majority of chocolate candy will be off limits. If you are making the basket for someone else's child, ask the parents if there are any candies or toys that are not allowed in their house. You would hate to make a scene on Easter morning if half of the basket is taken away from the child.
One of the biggest fads in Easter basket making is to add grass as filler. This is a hard substance to keep from getting stuck to the bottom of your feet. Think of alternative ways to add filler to the bottom of the basket. This article suggests meat packing paper, but other items, such as T-shirts or shredded paper, can be used to add height to the items.