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Kid Easter Baskets: Unique, Homemade, and Creative Ideas

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Decorated cans and tins make excellent Easter baskets.

Decorated cans and tins make excellent Easter baskets.

Homemade, Fun Easter Basket Craft Ideas

Are you celebrating your child's first Easter? Or is it simply time for a change? This year for Easter, consider making new Easter baskets for your kids. There are numerous craft ideas out there for both boys and girls.

Many of these ideas are very versatile and can be personalized and/or customized in any way that you like to suit your children's preferences. I have included both sewing and non-sewing tutorials, so there is something here for everyone. Allow them to help with the process or simply surprise them on Easter morning with something that you know that they'll love.

As with many of my craft articles, most of these tutorials exclusively use supplies that can be purchased from just about any craft and/or sewing store. Additionally, most of the projects can be completed in one afternoon. Please respect artist copyrights. Unless it is indicated otherwise, all ideas, templates, and printables are for personal use only. If you're interested in selling your creations, contact the artists directly to work out agreements. Thank you, and happy creating!


Felt Spring Basket

This tutorial is pitched as more of a decorative spring basket, but there's no reason why this felt basket wouldn't hold up perfectly as an Easter basket, too. Follow the simple directions to create the basket and then customize it any way you like. The little heart/button flower is adorable, but don't feel limited to this. However, if you have a child who does enjoy flowers, consider creating a handful of them to attach to the basket.


Crepe Paper Basket

Obviously, the basket in the tutorial is way too small to be a functional Easter basket for most kids. (I think that they'd feel a little gypped.) But you can take this concept and use it for a larger basket. Unfortunately, the original tutorial is no longer available, but I've linked another crepe paper basket tutorial.


Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets”

You know how much I love scrapbook paper! You only need a few sheets of it to create a beautiful Easter basket. If you are planning to use this as a functional basket, I would highly recommend using something more sturdy than paper for the handle, such as wire or pipe cleaners. Of course, you can add other embellishment details besides the scrapbook paper, too.


Pipe Cleaner Easter Basket

This is another adorable, tiny idea that you can adapt to make a larger Easter basket that will be functional for filling with all types of treats. The original tutorial link is no longer available, but I highly recommend taking the artist's advice and reinforcing it with more glue as you go. She used a glue gun, but just about any type of all-purpose craft glue, such as Tacky glue, will also work well.


Fabric Bunny Basket

How adorable is this little bunny? All of the details are great with the hand-stitched face, flopping ears, polka dot bow, and pom tail. For those of you looking for a little more involved sewing project, this one is for you. I also love how the original basket that inspired the artist had the child's name stitched on one of the ears.

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Easter Egg Basket Printable

The printable makes this little paper Easter basket very easy. I would recommend reinforcing it if you're planning to have your kids use it for more than one year. You can also take this concept and create a more sturdy basket with a similar design. I love the tissue paper strips that the artist used to stuff her basket.

Fabric Easter Baskets

Here are a couple more great sewing tutorials with lots of photos and written instructions. These baskets should be plenty sturdy for a number of years of use. In the first photo, the lace edging and fraying bow add a whimsical touch, but of course, you can customize this any way that you like.


Ruffled Easter Basket

For those of you who have girly girls that love ruffles on their skirts and dresses, this craft is a perfect choice. Look for wicker baskets while thrifting, at dollar stores, or at craft stores on clearance after holidays. The artist purchased her ruffle fabric right here, but you may be able to find it elsewhere, too.


Easter Basket Gift Ideas

Modern Parents Messy Kids put together some great posts with creative play Easter gift ideas for kids of a wide variety of ages. If you're looking for ideas that go beyond candy and purchased toys, check this out. There is certainly nothing wrong with including those gift options in your baskets, but consider adding one or two of these ideas to mix it up a little.

© 2012 Rose Clearfield


Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 12, 2013:

Thanks, Sharkye! It's great to have holiday items that you can reuse from year to year.

Jayme Kinsey from Oklahoma on March 12, 2013:

Wonderful roundup! I love the rolled cloth basket. Such a great idea, that can be reused year after year for decoration if not for egg hunting!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 02, 2013:

That's great, Kelly! Best of luck! :)

Kelly from New England on March 02, 2013:

Absolutely LOVE the terra cotta basket!! I really think I'm going to have to try that and maybe make some for the ladies at church. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 26, 2013:

Thanks for the share, Marsei! I appreciate that.

Sue Pratt from New Orleans on February 26, 2013:

Just shared this on Facebook for all my former students who have small children. They will love it. I have no patience for this sort of thing, but have always admired those who do. Great job on everything with this one.


Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 26, 2013:

Thanks so much, DeBorrah!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans on February 26, 2013:

Randomcreative! Beautiful! What a lovely assortmemt of creative adorable baskets! Thank You for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 20, 2013:

Thanks so much, celeste inscribed!

Celeste Wilson on February 20, 2013:

I really love the rolled fabric basket. So beautiful. Voted Awesome.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 20, 2013:

Thanks so much, torrilynn! I agree.

torrilynn on February 20, 2013:

Really nice hub. I think these easter baskets will really help a child to be creative and be less expensive. Thanks again.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 19, 2013:

Thanks so much, Suzie! It is so hard to pick just one idea to make. :)

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on February 19, 2013:

Hi randomcreative,

Another fantastic topic with amazing research. These gift basket ideas are excellent, in particular i love the shabby chic rolled fabric basket, it would be the most labor intensive of course! LOl Stunning and well worth the time and effort. The terracotta idea really appeals too as I paint terracotta. Thanks so much for this, all the votes, shared and pinned!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 03, 2012:

Thanks! I'm glad that they're helpful!

GDiBiase from Portland, ME on April 03, 2012:

Great hub, thank you for all the Easter basket ideas!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 01, 2012:

Thanks, I'm glad!

Hady Chahine from Manhattan Beach on March 31, 2012:

Great ideas! My daughter loved the fabric bunny basket. Thank you.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 25, 2012:

Thanks Better Yourself! That's awesome. :)

Better Yourself from North Carolina on March 25, 2012:

What precious ideas! These would be a lot of fun to make with and for my nieces! :)

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 15, 2012:

Thanks so much Marsei and Rupali!

Rupali on March 15, 2012:

Wonderful Easter Baskets. I can use them as my easter favors. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Pratt from New Orleans on March 14, 2012:

Such beautiful pastels. Makes spring seem real. These are wonderful and video as well. Voted up. Beautiful job!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 14, 2012:

Thanks Prasetio! I'm glad that you enjoyed this hub, and I appreciate you passing it on to your sister. :)

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on March 14, 2012:

Very inspiring hub. They all look cute and beautiful. I love all pictures and the video as well. I'll share this information to my sister. Good job, my friend. Rated up and useful!


Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 14, 2012:

Thanks Ruchira!

Ruchira from United States on March 14, 2012:

Such pretty baskets. loved them.

Thanks for putting up this beautiful hub...cheers!