Easter is just around the corner and these Frugal Easter Basket Ideas are ideal for staying in budget while still giving your kids a special treat. Follow our tips to make some great plans for Easter this year!
Frugal Easter Basket Ideas
Homemade coloring pages: Print off free coloring pages online and bundle them together to form a coloring book for your children! These are tons of fun for your kids and can be customized to reflect their preferences for superheroes, animals, or seasonal images.
Add fresh fruit: Pick up seasonal fruit like strawberries, blueberries, apricots, or Pineapple that may be favorites of your kids to add to their basket instead of traditional candy. Healthier and often less expensive.
Make your own basket: Instead of buying ready-made baskets, grab a basket at your local dollar store and add your own favorite items. This can include inexpensive toys from a dollar store, or candy, fruit, chips, snack foods, and more.
Use paper to make homemade "grass": Don't buy the plastic grass sold in stores. Use construction paper in a shredder to make your own homemade grass. Not only is it cheaper, it is definitely better for the environment since it can be recycled.
Make homemade chocolate candy: Grab some semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips and melt to pour into your own molds to make homemade candy. This is fun, easy, and usually less expensive.
Shop the party favors area of your store: I love the party favors section of the store for super fun and unique gift ideas to add to Easter baskets. There are tons of inexpensive and fun things like toys, puzzles, bubbles, and more that kids will love to have.
Add a journal: One thing I love to add to any kids gift list or basket is a journal. I love knowing my son is writing down his thoughts and experiences for the future. Looking back on them later is a great way to experience childhood again down the road.
These are fun frugal Easter basket ideas that your kids will love and so will your budget. It's time to start planning ahead for that great holiday weekend complete with fun toys, gifts, food, and more!