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Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

Making Easter baskets for the kids is as fun for me as it is for them opening it. When I’m putting gifts together and wrapping up presents I am in my element. Because our kids are toddlers, we didn’t want any candy in their Easter baskets. I don’t think I will ever put candy in their Easter baskets. I’m that mom who hands out toothbrushes for Halloween and considers fruit a dessert. The kiddos may hate me as they get older, but at least they won’t get cavities :)

As Easter was fast approaching I was thinking about how to make their Easter baskets and searching the web for ideas. I really couldn’t find a single basket to give me inspiration. I looked through stores and couldn’t stand those ready made Easter baskets in filled with candy, wrapped in plastic and look cheap… or the overpriced customized pottery barn baskets. What to do!

So last minute I went to some stores to collect some Easter goodies.

Some basket stuffers I got:

-Toddler friendly board books -Bunny ears -Stickers -Peppa Pig little figurines -Stuffed animal bunnies -Plastic eggs

Other toddler friendly and non candy Easter basket stuffer ideas:

-Crayons, colored pencils, markers -Paint -Craft supplies -Puzzles -Kaleidoscope -Legos -Coloring books -Sidewalk chalk -Fun rain boots -Sunglasses -Bath toys -Mini cars -Little play figurines -Toothbrush, toothpaste -Hats -Clothes -Barbies or Superheroes -Pinwheels -Slinky -Yoyo -Shoes -Bubbles -Fun bandaids -Play dough -Silly putty -Eggs stuffed with small toys -Eggs stuffed with Cheerios -Frizbee -Pajamas -Jump rope -Fun socks -Stuffed animals -Board games

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Instead of filling the plastic eggs with candy, I cut up some stickers and stuffed the eggs with fake grass and stickers. If sugar weren’t the devil I would have filled them instead with jelly beans, m&ms and those pretty mini chocolate eggs. Then I would have stolen them from the kids and ate them all whilst hiding in the closet. Sigh.

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All in all these baskets pretty much cost me nothing. I purchased everything from Giant and Walmart, and they still turned out looking fabulous!

To prettify the baskets I wrapped them up in mesh. It is just all about the presentation to me. I have buckets and buckets filled with mesh, wired ribbons, tulle, wrapping paper, tissue paper and all types of gift wrapping necessities. Slightly obsessed. Just slightly.

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Another fun idea that can work instead of making an Easter basket is to put together an Easter box. Just prettify the box with mesh or tulle, add some colorful ribbons and you’re good to go.

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How cute are these Easter boxes??!!

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About: Leila Rahmanian and Salar Rahmanian

Leila Rahmanian is married to Salar Rahmanian. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three wonderful kids, two boys named Valentino Rahmanian and Caspian Rahmanian and a beautiful daughter named Persephone Rahmanian.