If you’d like to DIY an Easter Basket without candy, you’ve come to the right place! Below is a list of 30 non-candy Easter basket ideas. After all, you know what they’ll enjoy most.
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30 Ideas for Toddler Easter Baskets:
I’m sharing 30 exciting non-candy ideas for parents with young kids.
- Pair of Bunny Ears – DIY your own design using a basic $2 pair they sell at Target, or you can buy them ready-made. I bought a gorgeous, custom peach/pink headband from Etsy.
- Easter Book – I chose “The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story” that I found at Hobby Lobby. We want to explain the Easter Bunny as well as the real reason behind Easter.
- Foam Bath Letter – Look for Non-Toxic EVA Foam Letters and numbers. Some include a bath net. Here’s the one we purchased from Amazon. Freddie and Sebbie Foam Bath Letter and Numbers
- Swimsuit or Swim Trunks – H&M Carry super stylish swim suits/shorts for kids. H&M Kids Swim Suit
- Stickers – We use these when we make DIY cards to send out to friends and family. Target carries books of over 200 stickers for $1 in the area by the entrance.
- Bubbles – (To be used by the parents for our toddlers enjoyment.) I bought a 4oz bottle of Non-Toxic Peeps Bubbles with No Dyes from Hobby Lobby. 4oz Peeps Bubbles
- Flashcards – I found educational flash cards at Target for $.49 cents in the After-Valentines Day sale.
- Headbands or Bows – I found a Pastel set for Spring.
- Magic Paint Poster Book – These are perfect for toddlers because all you need is water to paint.
- Finger Paints – We also use acrylic paint with adult supervision.
- Art Paper – To be used with the finger paints.
- Mini Canvas Set – to be used with acrylic paint and adult supervision.
- Wooden Puzzle – These are great learning tools. Melissa & Doug make colors, shapes, and animal versions.
- Sunglasses – I picked up a pair of sunglasses for toddlers from Amazon.
- Washable Markers
- Coloring Books – Target carries mini, travel coloring books.
- Music Toys – Maracas or a tambourine are both fun options and help toddlers grow their appreciation for music. The Kaplan Learning Company features items for Infants and Toddlers. Here’s a tambourine that they sell for 12+ Months Kaplan Learning Baby Tambourine
- Sippy/Straw Cup – We discovered insulated straw cups work well for our LO at 11 + months, and it’s always good to have extras to rotate in while the dirty ones are being washed.
- Juice Box – We recently tried Honest Kids Juice Boxes and our LO loves them. Plus, they’re easy to take with us, and recycle when she’s done.
- Stuffed Animal – Stuffed Lovey, or TY Beanie Babies are small options.
- Individually packaged Snacks – Organic Honey Bunny Crackers, Cheddar Bunnies, Animal Crackers, Goldfish, Puffs, and Veggie Chips are some examples.
- Spring/Summer Hat – It’s important to protect our babies from the sun and use sunscreen as a last resort. (Don’t rely solely on sunscreen for protection.)
- Sunscreen – Keep portable Sunscreen handy in the diaper bag for use year round. After much research, we went with a mineral sunscreen called Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+ 3oz. It scores a 1 (Best Score Possible) on EWG.
- Garden Play Tools – If you’re planning on gardening, this is a fun way to get your little ones involved. Give them a set of play tools just like yours and let them “help” you garden this Spring.
- Sand and Water Toys – Summer is coming and these will be fun to play with outside in the warm weather.
- Play-Dough – We make our own Gluten Free Playdough and I package it in a small resealable container/jar.
- Slime – If you have older kiddos, they’ve passed the stage of putting things in their mouth, and they can be trusted to keep the slime at their table, then this is a good one.
- Binoculars for Kids – We have this Bry & BVL, High Resolution pair and they are amazing! They’re real binoculars and works exactly like my professional adult pair.
- Buzzy Seeds Mini Planters – We love planting seeds in the Spring. These mini planters are a great way to get your kiddos involved. They will love the planting process and checking on their plants everyday.
- Safari Ltd. Figurines – These themed figurines are fun for all ages! They have so many different options! We actually bought the Farm Babies TOOB and put the figurines into reusable jumbo plastic eggs, and Miss 3 loved finding all the animal surprises!
Feel free to share your DIY Easter Basket Ideas below. Happy Easter!
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