It’s a lot of fun to fill up a child’s Easter basket, until you realize that the cost of buying enough candy, plastic eggs, and small gifts for 2, 3, 4, or more kids adds up quickly. Instead of running to the store, there’s a lot of really great inexpensive homemade Easter basket ideas for kids.
With four kids, I’ve often spent way too much on silly Easter basket gifts and candy. I might find the perfect small gift for one of the kids, but it’s not easy to find something comparable for the other three that gets me. Of course this year, we’re not doing processed candy anyways because of our dietary restrictions, so I decided it was time to go for homemade Easter basket ideas this year.
I had a few fun ideas of my own, but after I spent some time on Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs, I couldn’t believe I haven’t done this before! There are so many fantastic homemade Easter basket ideas out there and you don’t have to be a talented crafter or baker either!
25 Homemade Easter Basket Ideas For Kids:
Tasty Easter Basket Treats:
Mock Easter “Peeps” by Nerdy Mama are shaped like eggs, which makes them the perfect option for little ones with egg allergies.
I love this Easter Muddy Buddies Recipe, it just might be too pretty to eat. [Frugal Mom Eh!]
These peanut butter swirl Easter egg truffles by Southern in Law are a healthier and vegan alternative to traditional chocolate eggs.
Make a batch of these healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookies in place of processed packaged cookies.
These peanut butter Rice Krispie nests are perfect as an Easter basket filler.
A basket wouldn’t be complete without an Easter Bunny. So get the grass ready for these Easter Bunny Carrot Biscuits by Eats Amazing.
Easter Basket Activities & Gifts:
These DIY Pom Pom Chicks with Tic Tac Toe Garden are adorable and fun to play with.
Add this cute washcloth bunny to your Easter basket, for a practical yet fun gift. [Confessions of an Overworked Mom]
Skip the coloring books and create personalized activity packs with these Easter themed printables.
- Easter Activity Placemats [The Nerd’s Wife]
- Easter Printables for Kids [Easy Peasy and Fun]
- Easy Prep CVC Word Baskets for Easter [Life Over C’s]
Take a look at my DIY Easter Candy Machine tutorial for another great basket idea.
Follow this easy DIY salt dough Easter necklace tutorial by Say Not Sweet Anne, for the perfect basket filler for little girls.
If you have a “tween,” follow this Easter Egg Bath Bombs tutorial from April Go Lightly for a more age appropriate basket filler.
Do you have gift cards on your list of goodies? Grab Passion for Saving’s free printable Easter-themed gift card holders.
Fill plastic Easter eggs up with this Homemade Gak, and they’ll be entertained for hours.
Playdough is one of my kids’ very favorite activities because there’s so many fun things they can do. It’s also a perfect homemade Easter basket idea too! Choose from our classic Homemade Playdough (it takes just 5 minutes to make!) or Easy Gluten-Free Playdough, or Calming Playdough recipe.
Be sure to check out this fun list of free printable playdough mats that kids of all ages love!
- Easter Egg Playdough Mats
- Free Easter Play Dough Set [Life Over C’s]
- Preschool Learning with Playdough Shape Mats
- Cupcake Playdough Mats
- Free Spring Themed Playdough Activity Mats [This Reading Mama]