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Cheap and Easy Easter Baskets

DIY ideas—all under $10—that are egg-cellent

When you’ve got a few kids to provide Easter baskets for, it can be more affordable to make your own. Yes, the premade ones look great, but with some inexpensive and easy-to-acquire supplies, your homemade ones will be adorable, too. We found a variety of Easter basket stuffers for under $10, so you can mix and match based on what your little chicks love the most. Hoppy Easter to all!

Cheap Easter Baskets

Start with the basket, of course. Amazon has Bright Plastic Baskets ($9.99 for three), plus Century Novelty has Multicolor Easter Basket Grass (starting at 99 cents) for filling.

Easter Basket and Grass

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Cheap Easter Basket Stuffers

Get Plastic Easter Eggs ($4.80 per dozen) from Amazon, and fill them with a Bag of Bunny Farts ($9.99 at Amazon), aka cotton candy. Don’t forget baby butterflies ($7.50 at Sugarfina) and a jumbo M&MS chocolate bunny ($3.60 at Amazon).

Easter Basket Candy

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If it’s Easter and you don’t eat your weight in Cadbury Creme Eggs (5-pack for $5.92 at Amazon), is it really Easter? I don’t think so.

Cadbury Creme Egg

Allergic kids don’t need to feel left out. Score them a dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free Easter Candy Bar ($3.05 at Amanda’s Own Confections).

Allergy-friendly Easter chocolate bar from Amanda's Own Confections

Once they’ve devoured their treats, they’ll be ready to play. Time for Shopkins Kinstructions Mini Pack ($5.99 at Toys R Us). Any parent knows how crazy-popular Shopkins are. And now from the bakery to the veggie stand, kids can build their favorite Shopkins scenarios and characters—and even invent “mash-up” figures!

Shopkins Kinstructions

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Delight the kids, family, friends or just about anyone with the Jelly Belly BeanBoozled Throwback edition Spinner Gift Box ($6.99 at Jelly Belly). This limited-edition spinner gift box includes 10 delicious flavors along with 10 weird flavors: Centipede, Pencil Shavings, Moldy Cheese or Rotten Egg. The kids will LOVE it.
Bean Boozled

Get Peeps Sidewalk Chalk ($3.99 at Peeps & Company) for colorful fun that (hopefully) won’t leave any permanent stains.

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Peeps Sidewalk Chalk

Hook them up with the fun Nickelodeon Shimmer and Shine Jewel Water Backpack and Play-Doh Smashdown Hulk Can Heads (each are $9.99 at Toys R Us), so kids can have something fun to show off at school and sleepovers.

Play-Doh Smashdown Hulk Featuring Marvel Can-Heads

The Gazillion Bubbles Hurricane Blaster ($8.99 at Toys R Us) needs no further explanation.

Gazillion Bubbles Hurricane Blaster

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We’re not sure why the Webkinz Carrots Mazin Hamster ($6.99 at Amazon) looks so crabby. Maybe it’s the indignity of having to wear bunny ears?

Webkinz Carrots Mazin Hamster

The Tomy Hide & Squeak Eggs ($9.98 at Amazon) are super neat. You sort the eggs into their spaces, and the shells crack open to reveal colorful chicks. Press down on their heads to hear them peep!

HideandSqueakEggs

The Disney Tsum Tsum characters ($4.99 each at Toys R Us) are oh-so precious. We want them all.

Disney Tsum Tsum Characters

Bunny Ears Ring Toss Game ($7.99 at Amazon) is just in time for spring and outdoor play!

Bunny Ears Ring Toss Game

Kill time on the ride to church with old-school, interactive fun courtesy of Easter Eggstravaganza Mad Libs ($4.99 at Barnes & Noble).

Easter Eggstravaganza Mad Libs

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Do they need Bunny Ears ($4.79 at Amazon)? No, but c’mon, think of the photos!

Bunny Ears

I kind of want the Peeps Backpack Clips ($4.99 at Peeps) for my purse.

Plush Peeps Mini Clip

I haven’t dyed an egg since I was a kid, a fact that freaked out my editor. So in her honor, here’s a kit to do with your family: The PAAS Friends Egg Decorating Kit ($4.58 at Amazon), which includes dyes, glitter, speckles, beads, stickers and more so you can make a variety of cool-looking eggs.

PAAS Friends Egg Decorating Kit

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