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jenangelcat
« on: February 15, 2007 07:47:08 AM »

My daughter will be 16 months old for Easter.  We have never done anything for Easter before so now that we have a toddler in the house we want to start celebrating it (as a celebration of  spring).  I want to make an easter basket for her but I haven't seen any instructions online that pique my interest.  I bought some wheatgrass seeds so I'm going to plant them in either glass vases or mini white pots for decorating the table.  That's all I've got so far.  Do you decorate for Easter?  If so with what? Post your plans and ideas here.

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007 08:45:49 AM »

My son will be 17 months at Easter. We plan on hiding Easter eggs for him outside - he loves putting things in buckets, so I'm sure he'll be thrilled to collect the eggs in a basket instead.

As far as his basket goes, I will assemble one with a purchased basket and some age appropriate toys. Last year, he got beach toys for Easter (which came in handy for our beach trip that was a few months after).
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jenangelcat
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2007 10:00:49 AM »

I'm debating a treasure hunt with clues in the eggs over just hiding the eggs.  The clues will lead to the basket. It's a bit advanced for her this year but it'll still be fun I think. I see that Easter is at the beginning of April this year which means that the yard will probably still be covered in snow so it'll have to be an indoor hunt.

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2007 12:27:48 PM »

My son is 2.5 yrs old, so this Easter should be fun!  I am making knitted eggs (and hopefully a knitted bunny)  If I were really ambitious, i'd be felting a basket for him, too, but I highly doubt I'll get to that!

Here's an easy egg pattern:
http://www.curlypurly.com/eggs.html
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bronzfrog
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2007 07:47:42 PM »

Under 2 you have to "hide" the eggs in plain sight.  I made the kids Easter baskets every year with the bunny baskets my Mom made them and a toy I bought.  We colored eggs and had the plastic one with candy in them.  At about 11 or 12 the baskets no longer had a toy but a plastic eggs with a  clue.  Sometimes it took them a while but eventually they got their toy or CD or cash.  I think one year I hid a plastic egg in the bottom of the basket under the grass with $ in it.
In the spring my house is pretty much decorated with frogs.
With all the Easter stuff they have out in places like Hobby Lobby it shouldn't hard to find something you like to decorate with.
I'd probably just do something simple myself like get some spring flowers.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007 08:33:52 AM »

Our kids range from 9 to 3.  We always hide lots of eggs in plain sight for the littles.  The older kids each get an assigned colour and can only pick up eggs that are that colour ( plastic eggs, duh!) It makes it easy for us to hide eggs for the older kids in harder to get to places.  It also means the toys or candy in the eggs can be tailored for each age group.  Last year dh hid all the oldest boys eggs in the tree tops.  It was a quite a chore for him to reach them all.
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jenangelcat
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2007 08:42:54 AM »

I've been searching for the perfect easter basket for Hayley.  I finally found it at Michaels with a not so perfect price of $25.00.  I don't know if I can convince myself to buy it for that much money.  It's soo cute though.  It's a purple basket lined with checkered fabric.  I've looked everywhere for something similar and can't find anything close. 

Maybe I can weave my own basket out of sticks from my backyard...
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007 03:05:04 AM »

I've been searching for the perfect easter basket for Hayley.  I finally found it at Michaels with a not so perfect price of $25.00.  I don't know if I can convince myself to buy it for that much money.  It's soo cute though.  It's a purple basket lined with checkered fabric.  I've looked everywhere for something similar and can't find anything close. 

Maybe I can weave my own basket out of sticks from my backyard...

Maybe you could find a plain basket and line it yourself with a cute checkered fabric.  It would be cheaper and it would be even more perfect since you made it for her!
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2007 05:08:29 PM »

Look at thrift stores for an interesting basket and line it yourself. When you make something your self it becomes something to keep forever.  My mother always used these carnival glass bowls for our basket and when she died my sister gave us each one.  That bowl brings back a lot of memories.  When I was a teen she made bunny baskets and then one for each grandchild as they came along.  My youngest ended up having my bunny basket.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2007 06:03:29 AM »


Since we go to a big easter egg hunt for my hubby's work, I had a practice run with my son when he was about a year old. I put a bunch of plastic eggs on the floor and gave him a basket, not a hard task. When he was done picking them up i gave him a little tootsie roll. When it was time for the big egg hunt, he knew just what to do.
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jenangelcat
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2007 07:55:25 AM »

That's so sweet, I can't wait.

The basket I wanted was on sale for 40% off so I picked it up and filled it with all sorts of goodies; hand puppets, crayons, beach and gardening toys.  I also started some wheatgrass in these cute little plastic baskets I got from dollarama.  I'm going to tuck some eggs in the grass for a table centerpiece.  We are getting a blast of warmer weather this week, so I'm hoping that the snow will be melted by Easter.
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2007 09:46:24 AM »

My son is only 9 months so no hiding eggs for us!  I'm knitting him some eggs - thanks pp for the link - and making this bunny:

http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/wee_wonderfuls/store/wee-bunny.html

I'm also going to buy him a toy or two.  I got him a book (Runaway Bunny ha ha) and Peter Pan.  Not sure what else to fill it with.  Maybe his favorite little treats.  I got his basket at Walmart for $6 - I'm cheap!

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