Easter is right around the corner, so you’re probably trying to figure out how to make the Easter baskets you remember from your childhood. But let’s face it: The Easter Bunny has gotten a bit older and a bit more forgetful, so maybe he needs a little inspiration this year. So here are the instructions for a great DIY Easter basket. These egg-shaped yarn baskets yarn are fairly simple and inexpensive to make. And not only will they impress your kiddos, you’ll be able to keep the baskets for years to come, making future Easters infinitely easier for a busy bunny.
What You Need
- Pastel-colored 100% cotton yarn
- A balloon
- A bowl
- A place to hang your basket to dry
How to Make It
- Blow up the balloon to the size you want to make your basket.
- Tie one end of the yarn around the end of the balloon.
- Wrap the yarn around the balloon, leaving an egg-shaped hole to fill later.
- Heat up a bowl of water that’s big enough to fit the balloon.
- Add sugar to the water and stir until the sugar dissolves so you create a sugar bath.
- Roll the yarn-covered balloon in the sugar water until it’s completely covered.
- Hang up the balloon in a place where it can drip dry, such as on a shower curtain rod.
- When the yarn is dry or nearly dry, repeat steps 6 and 7.
- Take down the yarn-covered balloon and pop the balloon. Pull it out of the egg-shaped hole and voila—you have an egg-shaped Easter basket.
Now comes the hard part of figuring out what to put inside the Easter basket. It’s best to follow the 20/20/60 rule: 20% stuffing, 20% candy, and 60% other fun goodies. Need some ideas? Try these:
- Stuffing: Most people use Easter grass for the basket stuffing. There are tons of options at local stores, and they will cost around $1 to $2 per bag. If you have fabric scraps, you can cut them into thin strips to keep the DIY theme going.
- Candy: Along with or instead of candy, sometimes the Easter Bunny throws in delicious treats that are allergy friendly, such as cookies, baked goods, or even the kiddos’ favorite fruits dipped in chocolate.
- Goodies: When you include educational but fun items in the Easter basket, you’ll have your kiddo convinced the Easter Bunny wants them to be super smart. Play-Doh, blocks, and coloring books are great for toddlers, while books, journals, sketchbooks, and gift cards are great for older kids.
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