Sunday, April 10, 2011

Creative Easter Baskets

Sick of the same old chocolate bunnies and shredded grass stuffing for your child's Easter basket? It's time to think "outside the basket" and consider these fun new ideas to bring a smile to Easter morning.

Favorite Things Basket

Instead of filling the basket with traditional candy, look to items that your child loves. A series of books, like Wimpy Kid or Judy Moody are great for budding readers. Maybe it's their favorite collectible toy like Polly Pockets, Webkinz or Hot Wheels. Many times retailers will have Easter editions of certain toys or books that make the basket a fun treat. Older children will like things such as recent movies with posters of their favorite actors or items to decorate their room.
Arts and Crafts Basket

All kids love crafts or art supplies. Create a basket full of markers, papers, glue sticks, craft supplies and more that will indulge your child for hours. Many specialty toy stores are carrying project oriented kits for the mad scientist, mini interior or fashion designer, or pet lover. The kit could also center on an Easter-oriented activity like egg decorating or bonnet making. Sidewalk chalk and bubble kits are great ideas to get them outdoors.
Get Cooking Basket

Perhaps your child loves to help at home in the kitchen. Put together a fun basket of kid style measuring cups, an apron, and an easy kit to make dinner such as pasta. Paper chefs hats, wooden spoons, and easy to read cookbooks are also great for that chef-to-be. Box mixes for cakes or muffins will indulge the baker.
Spring Things Basket

Older children that have moved out of the toy phase will love to get items for the new season. This basket could be filled with a new warm weather outfit that includes shorts, t-shirts, and maybe even sandals. Perhaps there is a new trendy item they have been begging for. Baseball hats or hair accessories are also great ideas.

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