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Easter Baskets

Celebrate Easter with with one of these unique Easter Baskets your children will always remember.

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Grass Basket

Don't buy that fake grass for your basket! Ick! Make this instead - it's easy and fun!  Best of all, you can compost it when your done instead of throwing it in the garbage or storing it for a full year.

Think about different baskets you could choose.  It could be a wicker basket, a brightly colored Easter basket, or even plastic basket.  Whatever type of basket you have on hand will work.

grass lined Easter basketDon't worry if you basket isn't water tight.  You will put a liner  in the Easter Basket as the first step.

 

Materials

a basket
winter rye or grass seed
aluminum foil
plastic wrap
potting soil
dried flowers (optional)

  1. Two or three weeks before you need the Easter basket, line the basket with the aluminum foil and fill with potting soil.  Another option is to line the bottom of the Easter basket with a water tight plastic bag.  Sprinkle the top with the rye seed, cover with 1/4 inch of soil, and moisten.
  2. Cover the Easter basket with the plastic wrap to help keep it moist; place in a warm area (on top of the refrigerator is good, if you don't forget to check it!)
  3. After the grass has sprouted, remove the plastic wrap and keep a close eye on it.  Water if begins to dry.

After a few weeks, you'll have a Easter basket full of beautiful green grass! If the basket needs more decoration, you can weave dried flowers around the edge if you like, and place your eggs (Easter or other) inside.

This Easter, the kids will have a basket they'll never forget!

 

Comments and Ideas

"I loved your idea for real grass baskets. I ran to the nursery for rye grass and was told that your idea would never work, especially inside the house. Well, I planted my baskets on March 5th and then went on vacation for a week. When I returned, I had 4 baskets filled with beautiful, vibrant green grass! Iím so excited to give these to my grandkids on Easter. Thanks for the great idea!"
JoAnn B.

 

I have used the grassy basket idea with preschoolers, but I found that oats work even better than grass because they grow really fast and the stalks are a little sturdier than grass. I have the kids grow them in a clear container so they can see the roots, which get massive after 2 weeks.
Sally N.

 

Quick Baskets

Here's a quick and easy way to make Easter baskets.  Make one quickly for a surprise guest, or a lot for a large group of kids.

Materials

a fruit basket
ribbon, yarn, or paper strips
tissue paper, or paper towel
decorations

  1. Use a green, plastic berry basket that has openings.  Make sure it is clean and dry.
  2. Weave ribbon, yarn or paper through the sides of the Easter basket.
  3. Make a handle from some wired ribbon attaching it on each side of the basket.
  4. Line the bottom with a small piece of tissue paper, paper towel or even a paper doily. 

 

Check out these craft ideas for children to make their own Easter Eggs.

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