If you celebrate Easter, I am sure you’ve been thinking about Easter baskets and doing a Easter egg hunt with those little ones. Throughout the years I’ve found several ways to create Easter baskets for my boys that they can enjoy far after Easter ends. If we do candy it’s organic and or fair trade which actually is pretty easy to find. In the end, the boys are thrilled with the type of baskets I’ve (aka Easter Bunny) has given them. They are TRULY HAPPY! Now you might be wondering…how could I create a eco-friendly Easter basket of my own. Here are some of my favorite ideas.
Eco-Friendly Easter Basket Ideas
Homemade Ideas – Easter baskets don’t have to be filled with candy. I love to create a basket that the boys can enjoy well after Easter. One way to create something different and make it cost effective is by creating your own gifts to place in the basket. Some of my favorite ideas are giving kids gardening tools and gloves, art supplies, if your kids are into spring sports fill it with baseball or lacrosse balls, stickers, books and my boys favorite Legos!
Reusable Basket – Use a basket you already have around the house or choose something that you can use to store toys or household items. I know this is a bit much but I am being selfish. I love this Trug basket that is mainly used for carrying your vegetables from the garden. I have high hopes I can get my boys to harvest the garden using this basket.
Eco-Friendly Eggs – If you have old plastic eggs, don’t throw them out. Keep them and use them again and again…the kids will never know the difference. Now, if you need to purchase new try these fantastic eco-friendly compostable option from Minne and Moon. These eggs are made in the USA from plants NOT petroleum! They are non-toxic and BPA free. I love that these eggs are a bit bigger than the normal egg which makes it much easier to put in more than just a few jelly beans.
Greener Grass – Most Easter grass you see is plastic which is petroleum based and creates a ton of landfill waste. Plastic grass can also be very harmful to your pets so just keep it natural. I love this eco-friendly alternative that is made from 100% recycled paper. Year and year you can reuse the grass in your Easter basket or any other type of basket that you need a filler. When you purchase from Minnie and Moon it’s only $10 for 3 packs and you are saving a bit of the earth in the process.
So now you have eco-friendly basket ideas, I’d love to know how you are going to fill them this Easter. Please share your ideas because I am always looking for new ones. If you are looking to do something fun with your little ones before Easter, try egg blowing. It’s so much easier than it seems.