10 Adorable Handmade Gifts to Put Inside an Easter Basket

When I was a kid, every Easter in my house started with us waking up bright and early and running around desperately searching for hidden eggs and candy-filled baskets. Once we found them, we would stuff our faces with as much candy as possible before our mom saw. Then, we’d run around like crazy people, burst into meltdowns, and have an inevitable sugar crash. My poor mother.

This year, consider steering clear from all the candy treats by making handmade gifts. Craft up a personalized memory game and then head outside with a homemade jump rope. These DIY gifts can quickly turn to treasured keepsakes the kids can have for years to come. And best part, no sugar crash!

Check out the 10 adorable handmade gifts to put inside an Easter basket here:

  • DIY Swinging Easter Chick 1 of 10

    Make an adorable Easter chick you can have swinging on the inside of their basket.

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  • Jump Rope 2 of 10

    Stick with the hopping theme and add these jump ropes to their Easter baskets.

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  • Pompoms 3 of 10

    Make these colorful pompoms for a fun little Easter basket surprise. Attach a few onto a string to make a garland they can use to decorate their room with. You could also glue googly eyes and feet to yellow pom poms to make them Easter chicks. 

    Find out more at Mini Eco.

  • Cascarones 4 of 10

    Flip the cascarones so the tops of the eggs are sticking out. When the kids grab them out of their Easter baskets, they will just think they are eggs, however, once they see they can smash them on the floor for a fun surprise, the fun will begin.

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  • Kaleidoscopes 5 of 10

    Flip their world with handmade kaleidoscopes you can make with cardboard. Decorate them and personalize them with decoupage and paints. 

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  • Ribbon Wands 6 of 10

    Personalize these DIY ribbon wands by making them in your child's favorite colors. Take them outside and watch the ribbons soar.

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  • Needle Felt Rattle Ball 7 of 10

    For baby's first Easter, make him/her a needle felt rattle ball that actually has a plastic Easter egg inside. 

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  • Memory Game 8 of 10

    Make a few pieces for a simple memory game, and store them in a handmade drawstring bag made out of Easter fabric.

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  • Spring Bloom Pencils 9 of 10

    Fill their baskets with fresh blooms you handmade yourself the night before.

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  • Wooden Gradient Blocks 10 of 10

    Make a collection of new blocks for the little ones to use. They make for some fun toys that look beautiful too.  

    Find out more at Handmade Charlotte.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

Article Posted 3 years Ago

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