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Old 03-11-2009, 09:48 PM
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Any new ideas for Easter baskets?

What's the latest trends for Easter baskets? I'd like to try something other than a basket, pail or small tub this year, but I can't think of anything clever to use. Any ideas?

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Old 03-12-2009, 06:53 AM
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Tami, when there got to be a bunch of grandkids my mom would take brown paper lunch bags and decorate them with the grands name and some Easter stickers, put Easter grass in the bottom and then the candy and eggs. The kids loved them.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:26 AM
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Tami use a hat turned upside down.....For my daughter I bought her a funky purse filled with her items......we have used reusable shopping bags too.....the dollar store has them with themes...last year te boys got them with their fav hockey team...

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Old 03-12-2009, 10:06 AM
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We don't give baskets. I fill 1 dozen plastic eggs for each child. They are color coded (DD gets purple, Big DS gets speckled, Luke gets green) and there is a note that tells the kids which ones they are looking for. The eggs are hidden around the house.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:51 AM
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Easter Basket Ideas

This year my son is geting a new bookbag as his easter basket (he needs one anyway- his has a hole in it) and he will probally get to use it for first part of next year too! We also give him a coloring book/crayons, a new book (he has been wanting) toothbrush, some of his favorite candies and a toy. I have also given him bubble bath or those bath tablets (that color the water green). We get my niece hairbows, pale fingernail polish/chapstick too.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:46 PM
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Try a flower pot. You can add seeds to plant after the candy is gone. There are some really cute printed ones or get a plain one and paint it yourself.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:09 PM
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Make a 'basket' out of brown paper bags. You need three bags. Fold the first bag down almost all the way to the bottom. I think three or four folds. The next bag don't fold so far down, place bag number 2 inside bag number 1. Fold bag number 3 down two or three times but it needs to be taller than bag number 2. Place bag 3 inside bag 2. Fold another bag lengthwise for the handle. Staple the handle to the bag. Decorate with stickers, ribbons whatever you have on hand. You can use brown bags, white or colored ones.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:12 PM
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I can think of one for a girl 10 and up and that would be a sewing basket filled with a couple of needles and threads, tape measure, etc. For a boy 10 and up I would give a tackle box with fishing things in it. oh don't for get the chocolate bunny!!
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I remember my old neighbors used to hold an Easter egg hunt for their grandkids. They would put money in the eggs. Coins only--and only one coin per egg. The kids had a blast with it, and the grandparents didn't have to go shopping for basket stuffers.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:42 AM
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Over on they have a kit to make

Paper plate Easter Baskets.

With the directions I was going to make a few for the grandkids out of plain white plates and use the coloring page

on the front end of the basket.

And fill with a small chocolate rabbit, and some other small candy. Also snack crackers or cheese sticks with a small orange or apple. Which are more healthy choices for kids.

If I get around and have time. They are all under 5 years old and will have other bigger baskets also.
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