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Easter Baskets Ideas Crafts and Greeting Cards

Updated on March 29, 2013

Easter Cards, Tags and Crafts

Easter Gifts for Teens
Easter Gifts for Teens | Source
Stampin Up handcrafted Easter greeting card with cherry blossoms, butterfly, and turquoise eggs.
Stampin Up handcrafted Easter greeting card with cherry blossoms, butterfly, and turquoise eggs. | Source
Purchased craft, but easy to sew, add wooden spools and create the chic bunny.
Purchased craft, but easy to sew, add wooden spools and create the chic bunny. | Source
Seed beads glued onto a styrofoam egg.
Seed beads glued onto a styrofoam egg. | Source
Handpainted eggs and dyed egg.
Handpainted eggs and dyed egg. | Source
Punch art paper shapes glued on empty egg. and mini paper roses glued on styrofoam egg.
Punch art paper shapes glued on empty egg. and mini paper roses glued on styrofoam egg. | Source
ink dyed coffee filter flowers and punch art butterfly. Can add to an Easter decoration or on a gift package.
ink dyed coffee filter flowers and punch art butterfly. Can add to an Easter decoration or on a gift package. | Source
Spring handcrafted gift tags.
Spring handcrafted gift tags. | Source
Stampin Up Rubberstaming label for Fun Dip Candy
Stampin Up Rubberstaming label for Fun Dip Candy | Source
Stampin Up, embellishing, and stamping a tag to make a dollar store bubble bottle look sweet
Stampin Up, embellishing, and stamping a tag to make a dollar store bubble bottle look sweet | Source
Mini Zen Gardens or Japanese Rock Gardens are special gifts for teens.
Mini Zen Gardens or Japanese Rock Gardens are special gifts for teens. | Source

Crafting for Easter

Easter crafting is by nature, a shared event. Families decorating eggs, cookies and their home. From the greeting cards, baskets and gifts, to the decorations and food. Even as, my children are far from young, I love to celebrate the Easter holiday and spring.

DIY Easter crafting (publishing soon) greeting cards and spring style gift tags are all inexpensive to make.

Use paper and flower decorations in place of ribbons for a Spring look. Sewing stuffed animals or clothes for Barbie are bonus gifts to put in baskets. Glue seed beads on a styrofoam egg, till fully covered. Choose solid colors, multicolored or create a design, like a tulip. Use mini wooden shapes and glue the seed beads on to decorate those, place on a wooden stick and you just made your own container decoration, like a florist.



Easter Basket Ideas

Filling a basket is a joy, but can be budget to extravagant. Choose your options according to interest, taste and cost, keep in mind not to overwhelm a child with too many things.

Consider toys, puppets, wallets, purses, handcrafted items, cash and coins inside the plastic Easter eggs.

The ideas are covered by boys, girls, teens and baby baskets.



12 Great Easter Gifts for Kids

1. Hotwheels

2. Movies

3. Barbie or Littlest Pet Shop animals.

4. Dollar toys

5. Outdoor toys

6. Coloring books with crayons

7. Mini games - travel games and card games

8. Small children's books

9. Small boxes of Legos that are projects like buildings, cars, mini figures.

10. Kites

11. Stickers

12. Shaped chalkboards from craft stores.

Adding a few toys in a basket allows parents to reduce the candy content in a basket. It also elevates the excitement level for a child. I put Hotwheels in my son's basket yearly. Even as an 18 year old, he would take vintage ones even now! Girls that enjoy dolls still find Barbie is the perfect gift in the basket. You don't have to buy the most expensive, Even a single Barbie, and maybe an outfit will do. If you can sew or knit a fashionable outfit, this is the time to craft one for a child. My daughter loved the Littlest Petshop animals. They are the perfect size for baskets.

Dollar toys fill the basket quickly and on a controlled budget. Puzzles, simple games, tops, yo-yos. Small stuffed animals fit right in and look festive at the same time.

Active children prefer outdoor toys. Balls, bats, kites, chalk, bubbles and any sports items.

A classic toy, coloring books and crayons. I love those paint with water, coloring books too. Any of the Crayola, or no mess packs, are impressive too and they are so brightly packaged.

Since a full size board game won't fit in a basket, mini travel games are a congenial addition. It can be your secret weapon to peace and quiet during car rides too.

Children learn so much from reading, add a book or a short set of books. Bunny theme is satisfying, when you can.

Mini lego sets are another educational toy and a bit more cost effective than an expensive large set.

Spring is ideal for kites, so adding a festive kite will set the wind in their sails.

Stickers are so versatile. Kids can decorate toys, folders, cards, Easter eggs. Shaped chalk boards are fun and useful for kids.

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6 Healthy Food Gift Ideas

Healthy snack ideas.

  1. apple chips
  2. trail mix
  3. nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
  4. chocolate covered fruits
  5. raisins
  6. trail bars

Follow the link for the apple chips recipe or purchase a ready-made bag from the grocery store. The nice thing about healthy, is finding them all in one store. Easy shopping. You can still add a sweet treat in with the healthy foods and a stuffed bunny, just like in the video.


Easter Baskets Gift Ideas by Brenda Green

Easter Gift Baskets for Teens

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Gift baskets for teen boy and girlEmpty Velveta Boxes are perfect size for gift containers. Decorate the outside with designer paper or gift wrapA few candies, sours, fun dip and a chocolate bar.Teen girl Easter basket. Candy bar covered in designer paper, decorative label for fun dip and a bottle of bubbles. Tissue paper lines the bottom of the box.Teen boy Easter basket. Candy bar covered in designer paper, decorative label for the fun dip and tissue paper lines the bottom of the box
Gift baskets for teen boy and girl
Gift baskets for teen boy and girl | Source
Empty Velveta Boxes are perfect size for gift containers. Decorate the outside with designer paper or gift wrap
Empty Velveta Boxes are perfect size for gift containers. Decorate the outside with designer paper or gift wrap | Source
A few candies, sours, fun dip and a chocolate bar.
A few candies, sours, fun dip and a chocolate bar. | Source
Teen girl Easter basket. Candy bar covered in designer paper, decorative label for fun dip and a bottle of bubbles. Tissue paper lines the bottom of the box.
Teen girl Easter basket. Candy bar covered in designer paper, decorative label for fun dip and a bottle of bubbles. Tissue paper lines the bottom of the box. | Source
Teen boy Easter basket. Candy bar covered in designer paper, decorative label for the fun dip and tissue paper lines the bottom of the box
Teen boy Easter basket. Candy bar covered in designer paper, decorative label for the fun dip and tissue paper lines the bottom of the box | Source

10 Easter Gifts for Teens

1. Music CDs or iTunes gift card

2. Nail polish or any little makeup items for girls

3. CASH

4. Wallets or purses

5. Pack of "get out of chores free" cards

6. Fast food gift cards and coupons

7. Posters

8. Teen series books, magazines or exceedingly trendy looking blank journals

9. Favorite snacks

10. Mini Zen garden or Japanese Rock Garden

With music CD's, make sure it is one they want and not duplicating what they already have in their stockpile. The nice benefit to iTunes cards is their ability to choose the songs they want.

Most teen girls wear makeup, so any will add to their collection. Notice that some only wear lip gloss, or eye shadows. They don't necessarily cover their face entirely. Just buy the items you know they use every day.

Cash is the always a top option for teens. Anytime you are unsure, go with cash. Couple that with a new wallet or new purse.

What is one thing kids hate to do? Chores! Why not make a coupon book of Get out of doing "dishes, trash, laundry, dusting." Keep the book short and sweet. You don't want them getting out of too many things when it comes to helping around the house.

Fast food gift cards and coupons help teens that head out on the road. My son eats at Dennys and Pizza Street. I remember surviving between Taco Bell and McDonalds at the age of 16.

Posters still honor any teens room, representing what they love. People places or things, color their rooms with poster images.

There is endless, majorly invigorating book series for teenagers. Find out which ones they want to read and get them started on the hottest teen novels. Magazines are more suitable for the ones that specialize in their interests like gaming, photography, health, crafting or teen advice. Others enjoy writing, so a blank journal is the best gift.

Don't forget their favorite snacks, candy and cookies. They like the food items the best and it is apart of Easter.

Mini Zen gardens have a calming affect, develop focus and is fun to rake the sand into ripples and hills while varying the rocks in different locations.


Easter Gifts for Easter Baskets

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Walmart premade basket with outdoor toys, BallsEaster baskets, buckets and decorative containersEaster Candy - fully stocked shelvesDollar Dept - Dollar store Easter Finds. Mini easter baskets, kites, sand pale with shovel, eggs and cute bunny pens.Children's books are a useful toy and very colorful to fill an Easter basketReusable stickers and regular stickers are a versatile gift for young children.Inexpensive toysApple Chips for a healthy snack. Link is to the Recipe to make them homemade.Add books into baskets
Walmart premade basket with outdoor toys, Balls
Walmart premade basket with outdoor toys, Balls | Source
Easter baskets, buckets and decorative containers
Easter baskets, buckets and decorative containers | Source
Easter Candy - fully stocked shelves
Easter Candy - fully stocked shelves | Source
Dollar Dept - Dollar store Easter Finds. Mini easter baskets, kites, sand pale with shovel, eggs and cute bunny pens.
Dollar Dept - Dollar store Easter Finds. Mini easter baskets, kites, sand pale with shovel, eggs and cute bunny pens. | Source
Children's books are a useful toy and very colorful to fill an Easter basket
Children's books are a useful toy and very colorful to fill an Easter basket | Source
Reusable stickers and regular stickers are a versatile gift for young children.
Reusable stickers and regular stickers are a versatile gift for young children. | Source
Inexpensive toys
Inexpensive toys | Source
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Apple Chips for a healthy snack. Link is to the Recipe to make them homemade.
Apple Chips for a healthy snack. Link is to the Recipe to make them homemade. | Source
Add books into baskets
Add books into baskets | Source

Make an Easter Scrapbook

After Easter, create a mini scrapbook.
After Easter, create a mini scrapbook. | Source

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Nice collection of Ideas for this easter !! Good one Brenda ! You unleashed your creative talent !!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      You really covered this topic well and answers for everyone. Thanks for sharing. Up and pinning.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you Mr_veg. I am working on some more for Easter. It is too much fun!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you carol7777. Always good to hear from you.

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Looking forward to see your creative hubs Brenda :)

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