Homemade Easter Baskets - a Cool Idea to Make With Your Hands
Do you need some tips and ideas for making your own homemade Easter baskets? Here is a cool idea for a handmade Easter basket.
With Easter right around the corner, you are probably beginning to think about Easter baskets and gifts for your children. I know you are probably eager to see your children's eyes open wide when they see their Easter basket full of goodies and toys. Children look forward to digging through their baskets to find neat treasures inside.
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If you aren't up for purchasing an Easter basket at the store this year and would like to try out your creative side, then perhaps it's time for you to make a homemade Easter basket and fill it with lots of treats for your youngsters.
There are numerous homemade Easter baskets that you can make and they are quite inexpensive too. If you have a local thrift store nearby, you may want to check there first to see if there are any baskets there. They will be affordable and you can be as creative as you'd like with them.
For example, you can paint your basket a solid color and, if you've got some artistic skills, paint eggs, bunnies, and flowers for a delightful basket, or you can purchase some craft-foam and glue designs or whatever you'd like on the basket.
A really cute homemade Easter basket that I've made before is a cotton ball lamb basket. This is especially fun to make with your children. What you'll need for this craft is an empty container, white craft foam, a Styrofoam egg, wiggle eyes, lots of cotton balls, a glue gun, scissors, ribbon, and paint.
The first thing that you'll want to do is paint the Styrofoam egg white. Second, cut two ears out of the white craft foam and make a little slit in the sides of lamb's head. Glue the ears and glue cotton balls to the head of the lamb. You will need to glue cotton balls all over your container, making sure that it is covered completely. Then glue the egg up near the head (as its head) and cut 1" strip of the craft foam and glue to the sides to make you a neat little handle. This is a darling craft and your children will love doing it with you.
Once you've made your homemade Easter basket, it is very exciting to fill it up with all sorts of neat goodies for children. Filling up your Easter basket does not have to be expensive. If you are frugal and plan ahead, you can spend a small amount and still have exciting goodies stocked up for your children.
You may want to purchase some grass, ribbon, toys, peeps, stuffed animals, jellybeans, crayons, coloring book, and stickers. You can also get some of the little plastic eggs and fill them with spare change or candy and put some in the basket. A great place to shop for small goodies is a dollar store or even a thrift store.
If you simply don't have a lot to put in the basket and it looks half empty, crumble up some newspaper and put it on the bottom underneath the grass. This will raise everything up and your basket will look like it is overflowing.
Be creative this Easter and consider making your own homemade Easter basket with or without your children. You'll be so glad when you are finished and Easter morning rolls around and your kids are thrilled at their Easter treasures!
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