Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Girls

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Nothing says spring like a cheerful Easter basket with all the trimmings. Making an Easter basket for the young lady of the household can be a lot of fun. Spring colors like pink, yellow and lavender lend themselves well to all kinds of basket extras you'll want to include. 

Easter Basket Ideas for Girls: How To Decorate An Easter basket For Girls

You may think boys love games and action figures, but girls are more inclined to favor makeup and personal accessories. This isn't always true, and you're the best judge of what your little girl likes, but these personal and decorative items typically make great Easter basket stuffers for girly girls. They'll also help you keep the number of sugary sweets in the basket to a minimum:

  • Bath bubbles
  • Barrettes and other hair ornaments
  • Plastic beaded jewelry
  • Kids' perfume
  • Kids' nail polish
  • Kids' lip gloss
  • Kid's sun glasses

Easter Basket Ideas for Girls: Toys and Crafts For Easter Baskets

Girls may be sugar and spice in some areas, but they still like to play with toys and develop their creative muscles with engaging craft projects. Consider adding these items to Easter baskets for girls too:

  • Plush toys
  • Bubbles
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Jewelry kits
  • Crochet projects
  • Small dolls or puppets
  • Crayons and coloring books
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Colored pencils
  • Gardening seeds and a set of kid sized gardening tools
  • A Bird feeder kit
  • Modeling clay
  • Toy or craft store gift certificates
  • Glitter
  • Decorative stamps and ink
  • Decorative papers
  • A diary
  • Stickers and decals
  • Books for summer reading

Easter Basket Ideas for Girls: Easter Basket Accessories

Easter baskets are easy to make, but getting a balanced look can be tricky. One good way to ensure your basket will look nice and reflect the effort you put into it is to stick with one color or theme throughout. It might be yellow or green, bunnies or butterflies. Settle on a couple of ideas in advance and organize your materials around them. It's also effective to hedge your bets by buying a few more decorative items than you think you'll need. Some may end up being too large or just refuse to stand up in the basket the way you'd like.

When you're arranging basket contents, choose a taller focal piece and place it at the center of the basket. Make sure it's lower than the decorative handle (if there is one). Work out from the center, keeping the contents about the same density on all sides so there aren't any bare spots. Think of it as flower arranging with objects instead of blossoms. Save the smaller stuff for the outer rim of the basket or nestled out of sight in the grass layer.

Making the basket pretty is almost as important as what goes inside. Consider adding these embellishments to your basket:

  • Use cut up ribbon, yarn or strips of decorative fabric instead of Easter grass.
  • Decorate the outside of a plain, pastel basket with polka dot stickers or dots of paint.
  • Stencil your child's name around the rim of the basket for a personalized gift.
  • Wrap filled baskets in tinted cellophane and tie with ribbon.

Kids grow up fast, so make sure you have fresh batteries in your camera for the Easter egg hunt and basket ceremony this year. Come Easter morning, that lovely basket won't stay beautiful very long -- which is the point, after all. In no time, there'll be chocolate smiles all around. Keep a photo of the occasion for your scrapbook, though. There's a good bet you'll want a reminder of this day in the years to come.

Last Updated: March 13, 2013
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About Sara Elliot Sara Elliott is a freelance copywriter and dedicated blogger. Her popular gardening, cooking and crafting blog, The Herb Gardener, was cited by The Wall Street Journal for its fun and frugal tips. Sara has a degree in English, and you can find her health, crafting, and lifestyle pieces on sites like DiscoveryHealth.com, HowStuffWorks.com, Savvi.com and TLC.com.

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