Children look forward to receiving Easter baskets filled with colourful goodies for them to enjoy. Rather than putting together a traditional basket with plastic eggs and marshmallow candies shaped like chickens, take the time to create something unique that children are sure to get excited over.
Glittered Eggs Basket
A glittered eggs Easter basket is sparkly, glittery, flowery and just right for a young child. Begin by selecting a colour theme, such as pastel yellow, blue, pink or green. Obtain a variety of German egg boxes, made out of sturdy cardboard in the shape of eggs, to be painted with different shades of the colour you select. After applying the paint, decorate the egg boxes with glitter and small silk flowers. Take velvety leaves in the same colour and wrap them around the basket handle, then arrange your eggs inside. Don't forget to include little gifts inside of the German egg boxes, so that the child who receives the basket can open each egg and find a goody inside.
Chocolate Lover's Basket
For the young chocolate lover, create a basket filled with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Start by purchasing a dark brown basket and some ribbon that will be tied into a bow on the basket handle. Choose either a colour of the child's liking or the customary yellow for Easter. Then, find as many chocolate bunny and chicken figures as you can, in different shapes and sizes. You might find dark chocolate bunnies, milk chocolate chickens and chocolate eggs. Stock the basket with chocolate goodies and accent with some bows tied around the chocolate figurines in the ribbon that you purchased.
Kids Crafts Basket
The kid who loves doing crafts will enjoy a crafts Easter basket filled with craft supplies and goodies to use. Colour coordinate the basket and the supplies to put into it. Include supplies such as crayons, craft scissors, coloured pencils, pipe cleaners and pom-poms and fill in the blanks with white chocolate bunnies, rabbits and eggs. Keep the colours in the pastel family in honour of Easter. The child will enjoy eating the treats and using the craft supplies.
Easter Tote or Bucket
Rather than giving your child another Easter basket, do something different this year and design a handmade Easter tote. Select a fabric in a colour and pattern you think your kid will like, and put together the tote. (The tote can be reused by your child even after Easter is over.) Then, fill the tote with goodies for your child, such as DVDs, books, journals and Easter candies. If making a tote is too labour intensive, consider making an Easter bucket. Take a plastic pail or bucket, which your child could reuse the next time you go to the beach, and fill it with fake grass and the same goodies you would put inside the tote.
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