Filling Those Easter BasketsBy
- Purchase the biggest basket you can find.
- Dump in a good portion of the money you earned this week.
- Pour in five pounds of sugar.
- Drizzle on three cups of High Fructose Corn Syrup.
- Add a wide variety of artificial colors. (Go ahead, don’t hold back.)
Toss in several cheap plastic toys (the kind that like to re-locate themselves under your van seats and couch cushions after one short use).
What? You don’t like my Six Easy Steps? Neither do I.
But that’s often what many of us do when we put together Easter baskets for our kids. We spend more money than we mean to. We can’t decide between the jelly beans, the chocolate bunnies or the malted milk balls…so we get all three (plus several of those foil covered cream filled eggs). The little yo-yos with little yellow chicks printed on them are too cute to pass up, so we throw those into the cart too.
Before we know it, we have completed the Six Easy Steps in twelve expensive minutes.
How about taking a look at some new ideas this year? There are so many fun ways to create gifts for your kids that cost just a few cents and a small amount of your time. Here are a few that our kids have enjoyed:
It’s way more fun than it looks in this picture!!
Honestly, my kids enjoy the Easter Egg hunt so much, they really don’t think too hard about what’s in the eggs!
AND…what’s really important about Easter anyway?! :)
What kinds of things do you like to put into your kids’ Easter Baskets? Have any fun ideas or neat family traditions to share?
This post is linked to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays.