Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ideas for Homemade or Recycled Easter Baskets for Kids

Easter 2013 is around the corner and it is time to make a homemade easter basket full of differnet eco-friendly goodies and gifts for your little ones. Almost every children are very exciting to receive Easter baskets. Homemade Easter baskets are good for the environment and are a fun way to create a unique memory for your kids.

Easter Bunny & Easter Basket Fill with Eggs

Milk Jug Easter Basket

Recycled plastic milk jug baskets are super simple to make. Here's how:

Materials Needed:
  • Plastic milk container, washed and dryed
  • Craft knife or sharp scissors
  • Assorted stickers (or other decorations)
  • Stapler and staples
Cut through spout of milk container, all the way below the bottom of the handle. Cut around the milk container until you have what looks like a bowl (from the bottom of the milk container). Take plastic that you cut off, and cut a long strip about 1' wide. This will be the handle. Staple the handle on either end to the sides of the milk container "bowl." Decorate with stickers and ribbon. Once your basket is decorated, place green Easter grass in the bottom of the jug. Set the jug out for the Easter bunny to fill.

Milk Jug Easter Basket

Paper Easter Baskets
  • Get Some colored chart papers.
  • Cut that according to the size of your basket.
  • Fold the paper in form of a basket. Glue it.
  • Add a colorful strip.
  • Decorate Basket with stars, sparkles and accessories.
Then you can choose your kids favorite toys, add three-four toys to basket and decorate the basket with matching colors of toys. Place the basket near your kid's bet at night for him/her to find the basket next day. He will be very happy to find his favorite toys as easter gift.

Paper Easter Baskets

Beach Bucket Easter Basket

At the end of the summer, thoroughly wash out your plastic beach bucket and set it aside for Easter. When the holiday comes, decorate the bucket to look like an Easter bunny. Use construction paper to make bunny ears, which should be oval and white. Cut out a smaller oval to place inside the larger ones. Cut out a triangular nose from black construction paper. Use two googly eyes. Cut three white pipe cleaners in half. Glue three on each side of the bunny's nose. Finish off the bunny with a half moon shape for a mouth. The points of the half moon should be pointing up to make the bunny look like he is smiling. If you like, cut out a bow tie and glue it just under the bunny's mouth.

Beach Bucket Easter Basket 

Shoe Box Easter Basket

Hold on to those empty shoe boxes after a family trip to the shoe store. They work for a number of crafts, including a simple homemade Easter basket. You will need one long, skinny, rectangular piece of cardboard to use as the handle. Turn your shoe box horizontally and staple the cardboard piece to the middle of the front side and the middle of the back side. Choose a color for your basket and paint it. When the paint dries, use another color to paint your child's name across the handle. You can also use colored paint to add flowers or Easter eggs to the sides of the shoe box. Wait for the paint to dry and then add some grass to the inside. Easter-themed stickers may be added to decorate the box as well.

Shoe Box Easter Basket

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