Frugal Easter Ideas
Easter can get expensive – fast! Use these frugal Easter ideas to save money this Spring.
Save money on the baskets!
Some Easter Baskets cost upwards of $20. That doesn’t even include what you put in the basket! Instead of spending big bucks on a basket (aka toy holder), make your own! Not only could you weave your own basket (if you have time), you could even use just a paper bag that is decorated for Easter (think bunnies, eggs, etc).
The Dollar Tree (and similar stores) also has baskets for just a buck. If you don’t have a store local to you, look online at OrientalTrading.com and see if you can score a good deal.
Some other ideas include plastic pails (like for summer – double use!), hats, organizing containers, lunch boxes, and any other type of container that can hold the Easter bounty. Containers with lids and/or handles are best for smaller kids.
Save money on the basket fillers!
Some of my favorite things to put in Easter baskets are not candy items. They get candy too often from school, neighbors, friends, family… why give them even more on Easter? Make it fun by adding some of these things to their Easter baskets. Making a “theme” for the basket is a good idea, but having random stuff thrown in is fine, too!
- Beauty theme: makeup, nail polish, brushes, hair accessories
- Rough n Tough theme: cars, trucks, train tracks, shovel and other outside toys
- Princess theme: dolls, clothes, accessories, jewelry
- Sports theme: favorite sports balls, cones, bike accessories
- Toddler theme: homemade playdough, wooden toys, ABC blocks
- Crafty theme: rubber stamps, stamp pads, ribbon, glue, scissors
Artsy theme: markers, crayons, coloring books, free coloring sheet printables
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