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  1. #1
    Kelly
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    Default Alternative Easter Baskets for Kids

    Forget expensive wicker baskets, painted Easter colors, or cheap

    plastic pre-filled baskets that disappoint. There are lots of items

    found in department stores and even dollar-theme stores, that make

    perfect reusable baskets. You and your child will be pleased when the

    basket is empty and can still be used.



    Alternative baskets for kids are found by the dozens in toy aisles

    and household departments. Look for small plastic wagons for boys or

    grocery carts for girls in the toy department. The items are usually

    not costly and can hold tons of Easter goodies. There's room for

    large things, like coloring books, stuffed bunny, and plenty more.

    When the goodies are gone the boy can cart his puppy or G.I. Joe's

    around in the wagon. You can seal empty canisters and boxes from the

    kitchen to make play foods for the girl.



    Small laundry baskets make the perfect Easter basket for boy, girl,

    man or woman. Round, square or rectangular, the baskets can be

    painted, with a paint marker, in Easter colors. No need in painting

    the entire basket, though. Just paint around one plastic "window" of

    the basket, here and there. You can also use Easter stickers to

    decorate. And if you want, eliminate the Easter theme, on the basket

    at least, and decorate it with stickers to match your child's bedroom

    decor. Now when the basket is empty they can use it as a laundry

    hamper or a place to hold their toys.



    Waste baskets also make fantastic Easter baskets. Since they come in

    so many different sizes and colors, you can choose the one that's

    right for the recipient. And, they can be used for any gender, any

    age. Purchase them pre-designed or use stickers, markers, paints,

    cloth or other items to improve them. There are lots of great things

    at a craft store that you can use to decorate the trash cans.



    Make quick, cheap Easter baskets by purchasing a large plastic bowl

    at a dollar-theme store or elsewhere. Braid together ribbon, ropes,

    or just cut a piece of cloth to make a handle. Glue the handle to

    opposite sides of the bowl, using contact cement to secure.



    Use a book bag, travel bag, or other zipper bag to make an Easter

    basket. Unzip and fill the bag with Easter goodies. Or, use one of

    the many different storage cases they have in toy departments, made

    for carrying doll supplies, toy cars and such. Just for girls,


    there's baby bassinets, in various sizes, to fill with goodies. Just

    for boys, you can purchase large plastic or metal dump trucks to hold

    their surprises.



    This year, instead of spending money for Easter baskets that are only

    going to end up in storage, why not consider some of the other items

    you'll find at a department store, like a baby doll stroller, a

    remote-control truck, a small pet bed or large plastic storage

    containers. You'll come up with even more ideas while you browse your

    local stores.



    Kelly in IL








  2. #2
    willowdancer
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    Default Alternative Easter Baskets for Kids

    when my daughter was younger, I used the cheap plastic

    basket that I had bought for 50 cents at an after

    easter sale..... here is the catch,lol I cut it apart

    in segments.... why you ask, well my daughter is a

    choclate nut, so I made white chocolate put plastic

    wraps across the pieces of the basket for easy removal

    I would coat all the pieces until I got the desired

    thinkness and then I would "glue" all the pieces

    together with more chocolate. I t then assembled the

    basket back into shape choloate style. the "grass was

    fruit roll ups I had cut up and was so colorful.

    everything in the basket was chocolate or homemade or

    candy I had found uses to decorate with. she

    absolutley loved it and I was making them until she

    left home to jon the army, she is now 27 and still

    trys to con me into still doing it.... I will be for

    the grandkids. with so many molds and such out there,

    investing in them for the many uses is a savings, I

    can control what they get and how sweet it is and it

    is all edible so nothing to store for next yr,lol.

    hope this gives some insite.









    --- Kelly <feelmykissesnow@yahoo.com> wrote:



    > Forget expensive wicker baskets, painted Easter

    > colors, or cheap

    > plastic pre-filled baskets that disappoint. There

    > are lots of items

    > found in department stores and even dollar-theme

    > stores, that make

    > perfect reusable baskets. You and your child will be

    > pleased when the

    > basket is empty and can still be used.

    >

    > Alternative baskets for kids are found by the dozens

    > in toy aisles

    > and household departments. Look for small plastic

    > wagons for boys or

    > grocery carts for girls in the toy department. The

    > items are usually

    > not costly and can hold tons of Easter goodies.

    > There's room for

    > large things, like coloring books, stuffed bunny,

    > and plenty more.

    > When the goodies are gone the boy can cart his puppy

    > or G.I. Joe's

    > around in the wagon. You can seal empty canisters

    > and boxes from the

    > kitchen to make play foods for the girl.

    >

    > Small laundry baskets make the perfect Easter basket

    > for boy, girl,

    > man or woman. Round, square or rectangular, the

    > baskets can be

    > painted, with a paint marker, in Easter colors. No

    > need in painting

    > the entire basket, though. Just paint around one

    > plastic "window" of

    > the basket, here and there. You can also use Easter

    > stickers to

    > decorate. And if you want, eliminate the Easter

    > theme, on the basket

    > at least, and decorate it with stickers to match

    > your child's bedroom

    > decor. Now when the basket is empty they can use it

    > as a laundry

    > hamper or a place to hold their toys.

    >

    > Waste baskets also make fantastic Easter baskets.

    > Since they come in

    > so many different sizes and colors, you can choose

    > the one that's

    > right for the recipient. And, they can be used for

    > any gender, any

    > age. Purchase them pre-designed or use stickers,

    > markers, paints,

    > cloth or other items to improve them. There are lots

    > of great things

    > at a craft store that you can use to decorate the

    > trash cans.

    >

    > Make quick, cheap Easter baskets by purchasing a

    > large plastic bowl

    > at a dollar-theme store or elsewhere. Braid together

    > ribbon, ropes,

    > or just cut a piece of cloth to make a handle. Glue

    > the handle to

    > opposite sides of the bowl, using contact cement to

    > secure.

    >

    > Use a book bag, travel bag, or other zipper bag to

    > make an Easter

    > basket. Unzip and fill the bag with Easter goodies.

    > Or, use one of

    > the many different storage cases they have in toy

    > departments, made

    > for carrying doll supplies, toy cars and such. Just

    > for girls,

    > there's baby bassinets, in various sizes, to fill

    > with goodies. Just

    > for boys, you can purchase large plastic or metal

    > dump trucks to hold

    > their surprises.

    >

    > This year, instead of spending money for Easter

    > baskets that are only

    > going to end up in storage, why not consider some of

    > the other items

    > you'll find at a department store, like a baby doll

    > stroller, a

    > remote-control truck, a small pet bed or large

    > plastic storage

    > containers. You'll come up with even more ideas

    > while you browse your

    > local stores.

    >

    > Kelly in IL

    >

    >





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