How to Make Easter Baskets for Preschoolers

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Overview

Making an Easter basket is one of those tasks that can be just as much fun for the person giving it as it is for the person receiving the final product. Creating a basket ideal for children of preschool age is easy. Learning tools, toys and sweet treats are just a few of the many things you can include. Follow these tips for putting together an Easter basket your preschooler will love.

Step 1

Recycle scrap pieces of wrapping paper by putting them through your shredder. Place the shredded paper into the basket as filler. The different colors will make the basket even more attractive.

Step 2

Purchase some art supplies to put in the basket such as watercolor paints, washable markers and coloring books.

Step 3

Visit your local teacher's store and purchase some learning games for children of preschool age. Include flash cards, blocks and a CD or DVD.

Step 4

Consider some of the preschooler's favorite characters or toys. Buy a small toy or a stuffed animal to include in the basket.

Step 5

Buy a few Easter candy favorites. A chocolate bunny can be a good treat and makes a nice centerpiece for the basket.

Step 6

Arrange your purchases in the Easter basket, on top of the shredded paper. Place larger items towards the back of the basket and continue filling the front of the basket with smaller items.

Step 7

Place the basket in the center of a large square piece of cellophane wrap if you plan to use it. Fold up each side to meet at the top and gather the wrap together.

Step 8

Tie a bow around the gathering of cellophane at the top of the basket. If you are not using the wrap, tie the bow around the basket handle or lay the bow on top of the goodies in the basket if it doesn't have a handle.

Tips and Warnings

  • Go easy on the candy. Treats are fine in moderation, but excess processed sugar can be unhealthy.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium-sized basket
  • Shredded paper
  • Cellophane wrap (optional)
  • Large bow
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About this Author

Lori Rice is a freelance health and travel writer. As an avid traveler and former expat, she enjoys sharing her experiences and tips with other enthusiastic explorers. Rice received a master's degree in nutritional sciences and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, fitness and health.

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