Homemade Easter Basket Fillers – 10 DIY Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

Easter is on the last day of March this year and it got me thinking about my Easter basket as a child. Jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps, ginormous white chocolate bunnies – they were my favorite – and bubble gum eggs. But then I also started thinking about how little fun it can be having children who are hopped up on a sugar high for days on end. And while my son is no longer of an age to be called a child, I still wanted to share some amazing diy Easter basket gift ideas I found that are completely sugar free.

Eggs. Easter eggs have become standard in most Easter baskets. And what makes them great is that they are a) good for you and b) make a great family project. I just love these adorable DIY Mustache Easter Eggs from Oh What Fun. Not only are they super cute but you can customize them anyway you like. Use markers for mustaches, egg dyes – even washi tape. Vegan? Buy plastic eggs and fill the insides with little toys, messages or treats.

1. Help bring your child’s creativity to life with these DIY Race Car Crayons from Tate Creates. Use a Small Cars Candy Moldor a Cars and Fire Truck Chocolate Mold to create custom crayons. You can buy crayons new or you can finally recycle all of those broken crayons you have stashed in a bucket somewhere. Include them in your child’s Easter basket with a coloring book. (Psst. You can buy printable PDF coloring books from Jelene to save on time!) 2. Add more creative fun to your Easter morning by painting Easter eggs with chalkboard paint (via It’s Overflowing.) Then add the painted eggs to your child’s Easter basket and include a box of chalk so they can spend the morning doodling. (Psst. You can make your own chalk!)

Encourage your kids to break into your beloved and beautiful washi tape collection – or better yet buy them their own collection – to decorate their Easter Eggs mess free with this DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs Tutorial from Lovely Indeed. This project can be done last minute or even on Easter morning with next to no clean up!

1. Encourage play time and thinking skills with this super sweet DIY Easter Tic Tac Toe Game from Little Gray Fox. 2. Kids will have a blast both wearing and playing with these lovely DIY Floral Plastic Animal Toy Necklaces from Bored & Crafty. The easy to follow tutorial includes painting techniques and instructions for adding hardware.

What little girl doesn’t love lip balm? (Ok, so growing up I was total tom boy and did not do lip balms. Still. I love lip balm now and that’s what matters.) Make some deliciously scented homemade lip balm for the entire family and all those adorable nieces with this simple DIY Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Mint Lip Balm – with free printable labels! – from Soap Deli News.

1. Upcycle fabric scraps to craft these adorable DIY Bunny Pouch Gift Bags from Probably Actually. Fill them with goodies and then tuck them inside your child’s Easter basket. Once the treats inside are gone, these can be stuffed with poly fill and used are plush toys. 2. Make Natural Homemade Lavender Scented Play Dough with this simple recipe from A Nest for All Seasons. It will smell like summer whenever it’s used and give everyone a little bit of aromatherapy happiness. (I mean, come on. Who isn’t wishing for spring already?!) Not a fan of lavender? Scent it with your favorite combo of edible herbs, essential oils or spices.

Don’t have an Easter basket? No problem! Just upcycle an egg carton into an alternative Easter basket with this tutorial from The Crafting Chicks. You don’t just have to fill it with candy. Include decorated Easter eggs, small toys, plastic eggs filled with homemade play dough, little pots of homemade lip balm, egg shaped crayons, small earrings – even glow in the dark slime! Once it’s filled with goodies, wrap it in fabric and tie it closed with a ribbon for a pretty presentation.

What are your favorite Easter basket fillers?


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Comments

  1. Very cool roundup- Thanks, Rebecca! Pinning :)

  2. What a fun collection of basket filler ideas! Thank you, Rebecca.: ) xoxo