March 27, 2015

Easter Egg Craft and Easter Basket Alternatives

Easter Egg Decoration Craft
M2 loved doing this craft and is SO proud of her egg. Her favorite part was the stickers. I think all kids tend to be obsessed with stickers so they're always a hit.

1 Giant Easter egg (I found ours at Target)
2 packs Easter stickers of your choice
3 packs small flowers
Hot glue gun
Hot glue

Have your child put the stickers on however they want
Place a small dab of glue where ever your child wants to place a flower
Have your child stick on the flowers, alternating glue then flower so the glue doesn't dry too fast

Be careful not to let your child touch the hot glue gun!

Easter Basket Alternatives

Every Easter, there seems to be so much candy involved. Candy in baskets, candy in eggs, so. much. candy. Kids end up with way more sugar than is healthy. If you mete it out in little bits, it lasts forever and takes up pantry real estate until it's finally gone (or just turns nasty, like some of our candy from last Halloween).

Instead, try limiting the candy and use some of these nifty ideas. There are a variety of ideas to fit any budget and age. Some of the bit pricier ideas you could do rather than having a ton of small stuff in the baskets, or do instead of Easter baskets if your kids are older.

1. Light up chicks
2. Bubbles in a neat package, like these butterflies or turtles
3. Reusable sticker pads, like these house, vehicles, town, or dress up ones.
4. Egg shaped crayons
6. Nifty neon or regular sidewalk chalk
7. Paints, regular colors, neon, or finger paints
8. Coloring books and/or workbooks
9. Books
10. Cute cups, silverware, plates, or bowls
11. Socks
12. Toy cars
13. Jump rope
14. Hula hoop
15. Earrings, bracelet, or necklace
16. Action figures
17. Gift card for a store, Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, movie theater, or something else your child enjoys
18. Event tickets
19. New outfit
20. Modeling clay in white so you can color it or multi-colors
21. Outdoor toy
22. Small Lego set
23. Doll
24. Little People single dolls, animals, or cars
25. Nail polish
26. Sand bucket, rake, and shovel
27. Sandals
28. Fun handsoap or bath soap
29. Tub toy
30. BluRay
31. Subscription service, like Citrus Lane

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  1. I'm a big fan of including non-candy ideas in Easter baskets. Your ideas are very welcome, and I love how that egg craft came out!

  2. I love this idea. I want to do something different for my grandson and I think I found it! Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday!

  3. That egg is so cute.. she did a great job decorating it!! Love all the non candy ideas too

  4. So many great ideas! I love that big egg it's adorable!

  5. You can find those at Target? I love that! You've decorated it so nice!

  6. That egg sure turned out cute. Thanks for the great links too!

  7. Some great ideas! Something I'll need to remember at the store!

  8. I'm going to hunt for a giant Easter egg too. That's so cute!

  9. Such a beautiful egg. Mine would not have been as beautiful as I am craft challenged.

    1. Thank you! I'm sure yours would look great--this is a hard one to mess up! Anything goes. :)

  10. This is a great idea! I don't know of any kid who wouldn't love this craft. Would markers work on the giant egg as well?

    1. Thank you! Permanent markers should work fine. So would glitter hot glue.

  11. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. We're trying to limit the amount of chocolate our son gets this year for Easter.

  12. How clever! Kids would heart this big time.

  13. This is spectacular. A wonderful easter gift.

  14. What a cute crafts. I bet my daughter would enjoy this!

  15. This is an adorable craft idea for Easter! I'm headed to Target this weekend and will be looking for these giant eggs!

  16. The egg is awesome! Great craft idea :).

  17. This is absolutely adorable! I love crafts that can be done with the little ones.

  18. Wonderful ideas! This is the perfect time to give out some new spring toys as an alternative to so much candy!

  19. This is such a unique idea! Very different from everything I saw thus far. I love it.

  20. What a great idea for decorating eggs with little ones... I am headed to Target tonight to pick up a few things and I will have to get an egg too!


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