Looking for Easter basket ideas that aren’t candy this year? Look around department stores and you are bound to see expensive, pre-made Easter baskets filled with toys and candy.
But who says you need an expensive basket full of candy to enjoy Easter?
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In fact, there are many ways you can find or make frugal Easter gifts for your children. It’s not necessary to buy the expensive pre-made Easter baskets if you use a little bit of creativity.
You might be surprised to find your children actually prefer homemade Easter basket filler ideas instead!
Non-Candy Easter Baskets
Rather than putting just Easter toys into the plastic basket, why not give the children something educational?
A great book, such as When God Made You, is an excellent way to add fun and value to your homemade Easter basket!
Many small children enjoy coloring, so coloring books and crayons might be a good choice to place in their Easter basket. These can usually be purchased from discount or dollar stores for around a dollar.
Here are 20 (including the two mentioned above) non-candy Easter basket ideas that are sure to be a huge hit with your kids .
These basket filler ideas can be used for egg hunts or celebrations, as well as an Easter gift basket!
What to put in Easter baskets?
- Flash Cards
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Garden Tool Play Set
- Nerf Football
- Silly Putty
- Stuffed Animals
- Bath Bombs
- Animal Crackers
- Goldfish (edible, not live fish!)
- Fruit Snacks
- Bunny Ears
- Age-appropriate Lego Set
You can even add a personal touch by writing a poem to let your child know how much you love them.
Print it onto springtime scrapbooking paper or use calligraphy lettering to write it out on parchment paper and place it into a handcrafted frame.
Get creative! There are several ways to make it unique and special.
What’s your favorite non-candy Easter basket idea?
By the way, who says an Easter basket has to be in an actual basket?
Find a toy pail or box with a lid which will be usable after the holiday has passed. Using odd containers also makes filling the kids’ Easter baskets much more fun.