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25 Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

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These 25 Easter basket ideas for kids are creative items you *want* your kids to have and don’t include candy. Although you can add some, of course!

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Updated March 2021

Do you know what’s going into your children’s Easter baskets this year? If you need a little help, here are 25 creative Easter basket ideas! And there’s no candy in the bunch!

This selection will promote creativity, imagination, and active play long after the Easter candy is gone.

Choose 2-3 items from this list, and if you want to add a chocolate bunny or a few chocolate eggs, I’m sure your kiddos won’t object.

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Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

Note: These items are all sold through Amazon which makes it extra easy to shop this year. You can see some more of my kids’ Easter Basket ideas in The Artful Parent’s Amazon storefront.

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How about you? Do you have more creative Easter basket ideas for kids? Leave a comment below!

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    Lisa Hoeck
    April 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Great ideas! I love how you transform your crafty talent into ideas or projects I can actually implement. This tip list is so great for Easter. Really appreciate the time you put into making my life easier!! I linked to you from my new blog… hope that is okay. If not, let me know and I will pull it down. Happy Easter!

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      Jean Van't Hul
      April 14, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Totally fine, Lisa! And thanks for the kind words about my blog! :)

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    Katie
    April 14, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Pool fun is a great one too. I saw a picture where they filled a small plastic pool with toys and candy (WAAAAY to much candy though)

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    Kym M
    April 15, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Lovely ideas Jean. I’ve handmade Easter Bunny finger puppets and Chick juggling/throwing balls in past years. This year they are getting art journals/sketchbooks.

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    Tonya
    April 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Love the ideas! I wish the Stabilo markers were available for Prime so I could get them in time. I’ll have to remember them for another gift!

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    Kirsten
    April 16, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Great ideas! We try to limit the candy, so often include things like Play Dough, books, beanbags, a DVD, stickers, a small toy, etc. One of my daughters received the game “Spot It” for her birthday, and we love it! It’s the perfect size for an Easter basket too. Great recommendation!

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    Katie Harding
    April 17, 2014 at 9:09 am

    These are great!! We try to limit the amount of candy we put in the baskets so I love all of these ideas! I’m a bad parent, I will be heading out today or tomorrow to complete my kid’s baskets and will for sure be using some of these ideas!!

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    Mkrone
    April 28, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Que lindos trabalhos há por aqui!

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    Mary
    April 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    We love those chalk Crayola eggs. They have lasted through plenty of drops. A big hit this year was fabric Monarch butterfly dress-up wings, by Douglas Toys. Every time I saw a kid with wire wings, they were twisted or ripped. My 3.5 year old can get her wings on herself and she can sit down in them or wrap herself in them, dramatically, of course!

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