Children love to receive gifts any time of year. Take this opportunity to make some great homemade Easter gift basket ideas and turn them into Easter baskets for the children.
Below are some easy to make and inexpensive Easter gift Ideas.
The first idea is a egg painting gift basket. Buy a basket with a handle, line it with green, yellow or orange shredded paper. Fill it with Styrofoam or plastic eggs, washable paints (of course), paint brushes, small sponges, maybe some things to glue onto the eggs to make them Eastery. The kids will have so much fun with these homemade Easter baskets.
Photo Courtesy of Geri-Jean Blanchard
This second idea is a Bunny and Chicks gift basket. For this Easter basket I used a small yellow basket with a long handle. You can buy or paint your basket yellow. Line it with green shredded paper, and fill it
with small Easter eggs and add a small Easter bunny.
To wrap the basket I bought a ready-made cellophane gift basket bag with small printed flowers. I placed the basket in the bag and tied it with a yellow bow. Easy Easter gift basket ideas.
The third basket is a painted egg gift basket, because children love to get messy!
Buy a natural colored basket and line it with plastic moss. Fill it with, water paints, Styrofoam eggs, and paint brushes.
Visit a craft store for your supplies.
Photo Courtesy of Linnell Esler
If you don't want to do that, fill the basket with eggs that are all ready painted. Use a basket with a handle and decorate the handle with yellow, green, light blue or pink ribbon.
This quick, easy and cheap basket not only makes a great gift but, also makes a beautiful Easter centerpiece for any table. No need to wrap this Easter basket in cellophane, just decorate the handles as mentioned above.
The forth idea is easy and delicious Easter cupcakes. What better gift to give than a basket filled with home baked goodies?
Get the children to help you bake some delicious cup cakes, kids love baking and making a mess.Ice the cupcakes with yellow, green or pink icing and put a little chick on top of each.
I would use a big round shallow basket. Line it with a mixture of different colored shredded plastic ("Easter grass") and place one Easter bunny in the middle and your cup cakes all round until it's over flowing with delicious cup cakes.
Wrap your wonderful Easter basket with colored cellophane and a nice spring colored bow
The Easter gift basket ideas above are fun and easy for children to make.
The last idea I have is Easter gift bags for kids. These are
great when even the smallest basket is too big. Easter gift bags are
ideal for Easter egg hunts and small Easter treats for children.
Easter gift bags are easy and very inexpensive to make. Made from gift basket cellophane these can be filled with cup cakes or small chocolate eggs, small crafts, or Easter candy.
The beauty of these gift bags is the kids can see what's inside these little gift bags filled with treats and great gifts. Unique Easter gift ideas.
Easter is a time of being together around the dinner table and having a
good time and yummy food. So why not bring homemade Easter gift ideas
made into gift baskets filled with cookies, cakes or fruit.
Below are some easy to make Easter baskets for the grown ups.
A cheerful Easter basket is a basket filled with yellow, pink, red, and/or orange flowers. They can be cut or potted flowers arranged in a basket with or without a handle.
The size of the basket will depend on how many flowers you are using (i would stick to a medium sized basket). Line with plastic so you can water the flowers or plants.
Photo Courtesy of Daniela Martina
You can also make a basket with spring flowers from bulbs for plants like Daffodils, Tulips, and/or Narcissus. This basket has to be made in advance, like October or November.
If using potted flowers, fill the space around the pots with moss. If
you are using a basket without a handle, twist some wire to your bow and
insert into a pot. Or, wrap the basket with cellophane or some kind of net fabric (as in the
picture) and tie a beautiful bow around the basket.
If the basket has a handle, tie some ribbon to the handle.
Easter Lilies are beautiful. All you need is one Lily in a pot. You could place the pot in a natural colored basket and wrap the basket in two different colored cellophanes one being taller than the other, and tie with a white bow or decorative rope. This will be the perfect Easter gift idea to give at Easter time.
After all that Easter cooking over the Easter holidays, let them relax and brush away the cobwebs and refresh themselves with a spa gift basket for Easter!
Try and select their favorite fragrance of bubble bath, body wash, soaps, body
lotions, towel and a well-earned gift certificate for a day at the spa.
The basket to use for this gift could be a dark brown rectangular basket. Fill it 3/4 full with scrunched up paper and on top cover with lavender colored tissue paper and then place her favorite toiletries.
A refreshing fruit gift basket will cleanse the pallet after a delicious Easter feast. Put in a good selection of fruits that are available at that time of year. Choose fruits that are a little under ripe,as they will last longer. Don't forget dried fruits. A fruit gift basket is welcome at any table.
Other easy and delicious Easter gift basket ideas would be home-baked cakes, such as Easter Bundt cake. Everyone loves the taste and smell of home cooking and a perfect gift basket filled with a variety of baked goods is the best gift to give. This basket will make everyone hungry.
The baskets I would use for the Easter gift basket ideas above could be white, yellow or green colored baskets; if you can't find the right color try spray painting your basket to the color you want. The size of basket will depend on your gifts, but I would go for an average sized basket.
Easter is the first Sunday following the first full moon following the vernal equinox.
Vernal Equinox is when day and night are the same length. From that you look up when the next full moon is, you can find this info on most calendars.
So Easter will be the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox.
Ash Wednesday gets its name from placing ashes on the foreheads of religious people as a sign of repentance. The ashes used are gathered from the Palm Crosses from the previous year's Palm Sunday. The ashes are mixed with the Oil of the Catechumens (one of the sacred oils used to anoint those about to be baptized).
Shrove Tuesday, is a term used in many countries for the day following Ash Wednesday, the first day of fasting and prayer called Lent. Fasting at Easter time is giving up something you like.
In many different countries long ago it was celebrated with eating rich foods made with eggs, sugar and butter. It is known today as Pancake Day because these foods were limited during fasting.
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