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Adorable homemade Easter baskets you can DIY in a snap

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6 adorable Easter baskets for kids you can make at home

Sure, store-bought Easter baskets are easy, but making a one-of-a-kind Easter basket at home might be even easier (and cheaper) thanks to these tutorials. If your kids are still in the Easter-bunny-loving age bracket of preschool or elementary school, they'll get a kick out of waking up in the morning to find a special Easter basket made just for them.

5. Green grass Easter basket

6 adorable Easter baskets for kids you can make at home
Image: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/SheKnows Design

Make this basket one week before Easter, and you'll be rewarded with living Easter grass!

What you'll need:

  • half-gallon cardboard milk or juice carton, cut in half
  • acrylic paint
  • poster board
  • brad fasteners
  • potting soil
  • rye grass seed
  • water
  • large freezer bag

What you'll do:

  1. Paint the outside of the carton as desired.
  2. Make a handle with poster board and attach with brads.
  3. Add potting soil until the basket is about three-quarters full.
  4. Sprinkle plenty of grass seed over the soil and water.
  5. Place the basket into the baggie and place on a sunny window sill.
  6. Keep the soil moist, but don't drench it.
  7. When the grass begins to sprout (about two to three days), remove the basket from the baggie, add treats and enjoy. After Easter, plant the grass outdoors.

More: Animal-themed Easter crafts for kids are a springtime hit

6. Sand pail Easter basket

6 adorable Easter baskets for kids you can make at home
Image: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/SheKnows Design

This simple project requires no sharp tools or hot glue so it's ideal for the youngest crafters.

What you'll need:

  • plastic sandbox pail
  • sandpaper
  • craft foam shapes

What you'll do:

  1. Lightly sand the pail with sandpaper, then wipe away the dust.
  2. Apply peel-and-stick foam eggs, chicks, bunnies and flowers.
  3. Add goody-filled plastic eggs and some Easter grass, and you're all set!

Updated by Bethany Ramos on 3/14/2016

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