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Family Matters: Creative Easter Basket Ideas

It’s more fun when the Easter Bunny indulges their interests (beyond chocolate). I know many Easter (or Spring) Bunnies bring chocolate, but what else does the bunny bring? Our boys each have a basket in their favorite color, and here is a list of what’s been tucked inside over the years. This year the bunny may opt for fewer unneeded small things in place of one large item that is coveted (like a DVD or bey blade).

It’s more fun when the Easter Bunny indulges their interests (beyond chocolate). I know many Easter (or Spring) Bunnies bring chocolate, but what else does the bunny bring? Our boys each have a basket in their favorite color, and here is a list of what’s been tucked inside over the years. This year the bunny may opt for less wanted/needed things in place of one large item that is coveted (like a DVD or bey blade).

Beyond the candy

  • Colored plastic eggs filled with goldfish, animal crackers, or chocolate eggs
  • Rubber ducks and other bath toys
  • Teething rings
  • Bubble makers
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Stickers
  • Flower seeds to plant inside or outside
  • Kids’ gardening gloves
  • Crayons, markers, or other art supplies
  • Fun pen
  • Notepad
  • Erasers
  • Ugly Doll or other adorable stuffed critter
  • Rubber stamps
  • Playdough
  • Matchbox cars
  • Marbles
  • Finger puppets
  • Small action figures

And some more ideas for the list from other parents:

  • A baseball
  • Silly Putty
  • Hair accessories
  • Colorful shoelaces
  • Small Dover Books
  • Slinky
  • Jacks
  • Playing cards
  • Trading cards

And if you want to color eggs the natural way, learn from Beth Curtin – mom, crafter and artist extraordinaire. On her blog Acorn Pies, Beth shows how to dye eggs from things you may already have at home.  She used flowers, leaves and grass from the garden, rubberbands, yellow onions, vinegar, and white eggs to create beautiful eggs–reminiscent of sun prints.

Read more on GoLocalProv. Every week I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings.

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Written by Anisa Raoof