Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its Way!
Alright, so my kiddos may be getting a little old for the Easter bunny (14 and 10), but they will never be to old for gifts. Truth be told, I really like giving them presents. I had a lot of fun putting their “baskets” together this year.
First up, the “basket”. I wanted to do something a little different this year. When I saw these I saw major potential. I plan to steal these from the children after Easter for a little organizing project.
These are big (6 gallon) buckets, purchased at Lowe’s. They were around $16.00 each. Yeah, totally expensive compared to a 2.99 basket at Rite Aid, but as I said, I have a plan for these after the children have emptied them of the sugary goodness within.
I filled the Easter Baskets … I mean Easter Buckets up about a third of the way with newspaper, then lined them with colorful tissue. I use tissues because it is cheaper and less messy than Easter grass. I learned that from my mother. Thanks, mom.
I have a secret bin that I keep hidden from the kids, and in that bin I put little trinkets that I find throughout the year ON CLEARANCE. I am a HUGE clearance shopper. Most of the things in the Easter baskets were purchased at 70-90% off. I start my hunt for bargains in the days just after most major holidays.
What to give a 14-year-old boy for Easter?
- spray paint (cammo colors) essential for modifying air-soft rifles. If you have to ask, you can ignore this one.
- gorilla “super” glue. again with the modifying air-soft guns.
- various duct tapes and cammo tapes. He is 14, and all about rigging and building things.
- Klutz book geared for teens, “The Encyclopedia of Immaturity”
- a travel binder for DVDs/video games.
- various chocolate covered Easter treats
What to give a 10-year-old girl for Easter?
- lip gloss
- a book by her favorite author
- A colorful, fuzzy blanket
- spring colored note cards, chalk and colorful pens
- a cute Easter bracelet
- various chocolate covered Easter treats.
If I was to guess-timate, I would say I spent $10 on each basket. Of course, the buckets more than doubled the budget, but I do have plans for them.
Here they are, filled, all dressed up and ready for the Easter Bunny to deliver them.
I whipped up a very simple little “flag” for each to personalize the buckets. I simply printed out a little card in word (on card-stock) and glued it to a few layers of coordinating scrapbook paper. Then the whole flag took a trip through my laminating machine. Then I simply tied the whole shebang on with some ribbon.
I do hope they love them! What am I a saying, it’s filled with candy! They will love it.
Do you have a clever solution for teens and tweens for Easter? I would love to hear about it!
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