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Do You Make Your Kids Easter Baskets or buy Premade ones?
March 19, 2009 at 10:16 AM

I have always made my kids Easter Baskets. I think the premade ones are expensive and the toys are always crappy that come with them. But last year I bought premade ones only because my 2 oldest sons were into skateboarding and they came with little kid sized real skateboards. But I dismantled the baskets (they weren't really baskets, they were metal tins with handles) and I put everything in the baskets they use every year. And I added some good candy and what-not. And then guess what I found right before christmas hiding in my bedroom? A WHOLE bag full of Easter basket stuffers I apparently bought and forgot about! So I gave it to them. This year, no more premade baskets! I will buy all the stuff and make them myself! No moe hiding and forgetting I bought stuff! I have a locked cabinet for my scrapbook and paper crafting supplies, I will hide it all in there! So what do you plan on doing? Are you going to put home made stuff in the baskets or buy stuff and just assemble the baskets yourself? I put a little of both, I buy stuff (Target dollar section is great for basket stuffers), and I make stuff. I was thinking of putting home made cookies or something in their baskets this year! I'm trying to compile a list of ideas so I can take some of them and make my Easter basket plans! 


  • Rik-E
    by Rik-E
    April 3, 2010 at 3:32 PM

     We don't really do Easter baskets but I do like to get the kids something so they don't feel left out. This year they get monsters! 

       I designed & made this monster for a swap in another group and they loved it.

      So now one for each of my kiddos! They all have: hidden zipper pockets on the tummy. Hands that can snap together, hold toys, or hold hands with the other monsters. Ribbon loop toes. Snaps for eyes. And an assortment of fabrics for texture. They are about 17 x 9 inches.

    For Spencer, age 6

    For Bella, age 2.5

    For Tater (Taegan) age 2 months

    Holding hands and the rear view.

  • MamaOfB
    by MamaOfB
    April 3, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    I always choose things he would like/art supplies I want him to have, etc.  He has a smallish basket so It doesn't take much to fill it.  I'm just thankful he's not really interested in candy. 

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