My girls are young… 1.5 and 2.5 years old. So, I had some trouble trying to figure out what to put into their Easter baskets this year. I don’t want to fill with candy, for very obvious reasons (one being, too much sugar = unhappy momma).
Whenever I need a creative boost, I do a google image search. The key word is image. It can be overwhelming searching the internet, so I find doing an image search helps me to visually weed out what I don’t want and click on sites that do interest me.
Here’s what I found for easy and cheap Easter basket fillings…
Hesitant to fill your child’s basket with nothing but sugar? Try this cute Easter Bunny “Carrot” over at No Fuss Fabulous. All you need is some cake decorating/piping bags, goldfish, and green ribbon or rickrack.
These adorable stuffed bunnies were made over at Playing House using an old receiving blanket, crib sheet and fabric scraps. Don’t you just want to grab one and snuggle??
These Easter Bunny S’Mores over at Creative Holiday Gift Ideas would be a fun addition to any Easter basket, whether for a kid or adult. For children, it would be a great cooking activity to do together!
I saw these Crepe Paper Carrots in my Martha Stewart magazine and thought how simple and cute! As you roll the crepe paper into the shape of a carrot, you periodically add in small toys. When your child goes to unravel it, little surprises are to be found!
My girls are so into finger puppets right now! I about squealed when I found these cute little Easter Finger Puppets over at Tip Junkie. The lamb looks a little tedious but the bunny could probably be whipped up pretty quickly!
I think books are a great filler for Easter baskets. And you can find them pretty cheaply around town. These mini board books come in a 2pk and can be found at the Dollar Tree. Some other great places to find cheap books are Books A Million (check clearance/mark-downs) and used book stores.
These are just a few of the many great ideas out there for filling Easter baskets inexpensively and not just with candy. What’s your favorite addition to your child’s Easter basket?