Let’s begin with the basket itself. No need to go out and purchase one of those plastic or wicker styled baskets first look around your home do you have a wicker basket sitting around maybe holding a pile of ALL You Magazines, I do, then take that or any other wicker basket and paint it you can use spray paint or just any paint you have available. If you don’t just take a trip to the dollar store you can purchase a basket and paint for $2.00 less than in any store and you can personalize it you can cover it in plastic flowers for a teen or paint the name of your child on the outside.
If you don’t have Easter baskets, you can also use:
· Plain wicker baskets
· A cute straw hat
· A pail for the sandbox
· A bowl wrapped in tissue paper
· Any sort of plastic storage container. These often can be used later for storage.
· For a “family” Easter basket, you may have a picnic basket use that or set a nice plate on the table with Easter grass and goodies arranged on the plate or platter. This is great when you have older kids.
Teenagers can be hard here a few ideas.
Visit the gift card page for some ideas Groupon, Amazon, target, are great starts and inexpensive you can print it out and add to any basket.
Lotions, soaps, suntan lotions, fingernail polish, movie tickets, tickets for getting out of a chore, ticket for $5 worth of car gas, and of course lots of candy!
Now what can you fill it with for young kids here are a few homemade ideas.
Popcorn balls use food coloring to dye in pastel colors
Cookies: eggs, bunnies, cross etc.
Bubbles homemade recipe
Play dough homemade recipe
Make coupons for getting out of chores, staying up late one night, having a friend over for a sleep over or a special dinner that they like.
Include like new books purchased at garage sales or thrift stores.
There are many options for filling baskets visit the Easter page for ideas and coupons. Let me know of yours I can always use help with filling baskets.