With Easter right around the corner, many of you are already thinking about how to make your children’s day extra special by creating a beautiful Easter basket that will house of all those eggs!
Every child’s vision of an Easter basket will be different, so there are certainly no right or wrong answers when it comes to making up yours. However, I just thought I would give you a few of my tips to make your Easter basket extra special.
First, we must start with the basket itself. Many people chose to buy their baskets, and if that’s you because you don’t have the time to build one yourself, then I love either a classic walnut or a white- colored wicker basket!
But if you do have the time to make your own, you can get really creative. You can reuse old egg crates, coffee cups, toilet rolls, or milk jugs to create a totally unique basket for your little one.
Whichever you decide when it comes to the basket, I’ll leave it up to you whether you want to include your kid in the building process, or you want to beaver away yourself and make it all a big surprise for Easter morning.
Customize and Decorate
When it comes to Easter baskets, I always think it’s important to personalize and customize as much as possible. Depending on what style of basket you have chosen, you can really go to town on the exterior to make it special for your little one.
For example, a personal favorite of mine for girls is to add eyelashes and a horn to make a unicorn themed basket. For boys, why not add some googly eyes and some spikes to turn your basket into a Stegosaurus?
The Tomlinson family are amazing when it comes to Easter baskets. Check out their designs below:
One thing I think is super important is to include something either on the outside or the inside of the basket with your child’s name on it.
In the same way I think it’s good to have named stockings at Christmas, it creates a sense of belonging to the basket for your child, and should hopefully help with any egg-related disputes with siblings when it comes to the hunt if you have made similar baskets!
Fill ‘Er Up!
Once you made the basket and customized to your liking, it’s time to fill it with gifts. Of course, there will be the obligatory chocolate, candy and perhaps a few toys.
Oh, and don’t forget about the eggs-
If you can’t, or don’t want to go with the live grass, it’s easy to get the traditional stuff-
Sticking with the same theme, spring is a time of renewal and growth, so why not gift a few plant seeds and get your kid outside to plant them, water them and nurture them as they grow into the summer months?
It both teaches them responsibility and gets them outdoors to connect with nature better, in this age where many kids spend too much time sat in front of screens.
Use Your Imagination
Every family has slightly different traditions when it comes to Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts, so it’s up to you at the end of the day how you want to design your basket.
Sometimes these craft-based activities are great to involve the kids with, building their own basket (with parental supervision) can help to build their excitement even more, and takes the pressure off you to get it right.
Whatever you decide, just make some personal touches and your child is bound to love your creation!
How do you make your Easter basket? Do you buy one and then decorate it? Do you get the kids involved? Let me know in the comments below!