Easter is tomorrow, and my how things have changed! Back in the day, we used to get huge baskets filled with tons of candy and our parents didn’t think a second about it. Now, we are more conscious of what we are giving our kids, and folks are getting more creative with ways to make baskets without those super sweet, cavity makers.
I went to Target this morning, intent on finding some items for Ayva’s basket that would be useful even after the bunny is long forgotten. Right away, I found several cool items in The Dollar Spot that would not only keep Ayva occupied, but also be a fun way to introduce some garden lessons that I want to do with her over the next few weeks. There was a sale, too, so instead of $1.00/each, I was able to get 6 items for $5.00. Not bad, huh?
Here’s what I used to make a Fairy Garden Themed basket:
- Plastic bucket – $1.00 (purchased previously before the sale)
- Easter Grass – $0.50
- Fairy Wings – $1.00
- Crayola Garden Fun Puzzle – $1.00
- Garden Magnifying Glass – $1.00
- Daisy Grow Kit – $1.00
- Garden Shovel – $1.00
- Crayola Garden Play Days Book to Color – FREE (6th item!)
- TOTAL = $6.50
Keep in mind that after Easter, many of the items in The Dollar Spot go to 50% and then 75% off. These items would be perfect in birthday party gift bags (I always stock up for Ayva’s May birthday), or made into a themed kit like this one for a special gift. Head to your local library to get a few garden books, and you can stretch this out to make a week’s worth of fun for your little one!