Look, I generally stick with home improvement and woodworking, but can we just talk about Easter crafts for a moment?
I love a fluffy bunny butt as much as the next person, but Easter decor…not so much. Anyway, who has time to make something for every dang holiday anyway, amiright?
So let’s talk about something easier. Let’s talk about some things you can buy and shove in a cute, creative basket that will have your kids thinking the Easter bunny is a pretty darn cool guy, even if he is totally creepy whenever they see him at community egg hunts.
Seriously, so creepy.
This year’s basket is inspired by watching my kids gather small bits of plants and such from our backyard and put them under studious observation via a bubble wand handle acting as a magnifying glass. Kids are curious. They interact with their worlds with a resiliency born of curiosity. So this years’s Easter basket is adventure themed.
But I didn’t want to just share one idea with you. So I’m also sharing our baskets from the past two years: The garden basket and the rainy day basket.
Final note: My kids are currently 6 and 7 years old. Consider these jump start ideas if you feel that they are too young or too old for your kids. I find that these ideas will generally work for toddlers through adolescents, though some ideas might even extend farther. Have fun!
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The Adventure Basket
The Adventure Basket is packaged inside this inexpensive Indiana Jones themed canvas tote. Hint: It’s ALL in the packaging. It packs a whole lot of fun into some surprisingly budget items. That telescope? At time of writing it was under $9.
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals
Kids Walkie Talkies
Brass Telescope with Wooden Box
6-in-1 Field Tools
Pre Filled Easter Eggs with Jungle Animals
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Trees
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Wildflowers
The Garden Basket
The Garden Basket was a huge hit here. This one was from three years ago, and my kids still remember it and have some pieces from it. This and the next photo are snapshots from the day, so forgive their lack of professional photo shoot quality…
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Tootle Turtle Gardening Tote Set With Tools
We Are the Gardeners
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Blaze Firefly Flashlight
The Little Gardener
Cultivator Gardening Tool for Kids
Trowel Gardening Tool for Kids
Sunny Patch Trowel Gardening Tool for Kids
Sunny Patch Cultivator Gardening Tool for Kids
Bixie Butterfly Toy Binoculars for Kids
Happy Giddy Toy Binocular for Kids
Blossom Bright Flower Flashlight for Kids
The Tiny Seed
The Rainy Day Easter Basket
That’s kind of an awful photo, but I promise they were actually excited about them. The Rainy Day Basket is a really fun way to present the Easter goods. It features things to do both indoors and outdoors, since we don’t let a little rain keep us inside. Full disclosure: I picked up a lot of that year’s basket last minute at Target, but I’ve included some fun ideas from Amazon here so you can shop in your pajamas.
If You Want to See a Whale
I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls
Coloring Book for Boys