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- March 13, 2007 at 12:49 pm #251241Guest
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 <email@example.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
> 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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