In addition to the fun family traditions and bunny-themed snacks, one of the best parts about being a kid during Easter is receiving festive Easter baskets overflowing with fun toys and treats. This year, we challenge you to think outside the basket when gifting, and we’re here to help!
Here are six of our favorite Easter gift assortments that feel like an Easter basket, but are housed in new and fun ways!
Check your mailbox and we’re sure you’ll find something very eggciting awaiting you! That is – if you happen to have one of these fun personalized Easter Mailboxes, of course! Each metal mailbox comes with a hoppin bunny ready to serve you his accompanying treats.
Bunny Ear Pouches
These Bunny Ear Pouches are the perfect Easter gift for any bunny! This trio can be gifted to one special someone or broken up into three separate gifts – each filled with an assortment of hoppin’ goodies sure to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Polka Dot Egg Tins
If bunny ears aren’t your thing, but you love the idea of a gift trio, these simple yet chic Polka Dot Egg Tins might just do the trick. After the treats have been devoured, your recipient can reuse the tins to store their favorite Easter photos and memories!
Doodle Egg Activity Kit
For an extra special Easter recipient, this Doodle Egg Activity Kit is the perfect assortment. Each box is adorned with festive activities and comes equipped with colored markers for ultimate festive fun. This is the perfect way to get the little ones into the spirit (or keep them busy while the adults catch up)!
Drawstring Chick Tote
Sweet tweet alert! This adorable Drawstring Chick Tote is filled with plenty of snacks and treats to keep your recipient satisfied – whether they are an adorable little chick or full grown chicken.
Drawstring Lamb Tote
If the chick’s simply not cute enough for you (is that even possible?), this adorabaahle Drawstring Lamb Tote is sure to be. After Easter, reuse the tote to as a lunch or snack sack!
If you’re looking for some creative activities for kids that require little to no prep work and supervision, use our delicious “paint” recipes to “paint” all kinds of tasty treats – from cookies to fruits to popcorn and more!
The kids will love channeling their inner artist while learning how to safely use a brush. You may even choose to have them mix the colors themselves! They can see in action how different color combinations work and also just how the amount of pigment affects the final project.
Be sure to set up a craft area for the kids as this activity can certainly get messy. Line your tables with old newspapers and make sure kids are wearing clothing they can comfortably get messy in.
Spring has finally sprung, and colorful flowers will soon be popping out of the ground! Give the fresh new season a warm welcome by making these adorable (and incredibly simple!) DIY popcorn flowers.
What You’ll Need
1 Popcorn Factory popcorn ball per flower
1 or more bags of colored chocolate wafers (depending on what colors you want your flowers to be)
1 shot glass per flower
1 lollipop stick per flower
1 mason jar per flower
Crinkled filler paper
Green tissue paper
So the popcorn balls don’t roll around as you’re covering them in chocolate, stand each popcorn ball on top of a shot glass.
Place the colored chocolate wafers into a bowl and heat them in the microwave until they melt. Stir the chocolate every 30 seconds so it doesn’t burn. Using a spoon, drizzle each popcorn ball with the melted chocolate. Place the popcorn balls, along with the shot glasses, in the refrigerator for about a half hour or until the chocolate drizzle hardens.
To make the flower pot and stem, fill a mason jar up with crinkled filler paper. Pack it tightly so that the flower snugly and securely stands in the jar. Cut a small, square piece of green tissue paper and pierce the lollipop stick directly in the center of the square to create the flower’s leaves. Then, poke the lollipop stick vertically directly in the center of the jar, right through the filler paper. Make sure the lollipop stick doesn’t tilt over. Finally, prettify the mason jar by tying a piece of jute twine around the mouth of the jar.
After the chocolate on the popcorn balls has hardened, take the popcorn balls out of the refrigerator and remove them from the shot glasses. To make the popcorn flowers, insert the top of the lollipop stick directly into the bottom of the popcorn ball. Don’t push too far; you don’t want the ball to split in half!
And there you have ’em: blossoming popcorn flowers you can use to decorate your home … or eat for dessert! Here’s a tip: If you want to make an even bigger popcorn flower arrangement for the center of your table, tightly pack a small planter with filler paper, crinkle up multiple tissue paper squares and line them along the rim of the planter to create a grassy look, like we did above.
Have your own ideas on how to make DIY popcorn flowers? Share them with us!
With the days getting a little longer and with the winter freeze slowly thawing out, there’s no doubt that spring is slowly peeking out from its hiding place! To welcome the sweet-smelling flowers that’ll soon be popping up everywhere, we came up with these charming DIY popcorn goody bags for your first big springtime bash. They’re not just easy and cheap to make; they’re sure to spread some sunny (and delicious) cheer to all of your friends too!
What You’ll Need
Popcorn Brown paper bags (one per guest)
White paper doilies (one per guest)
Fill a paper bag with your guest’s favorite springtime popcorn. Seal the mouth of the bag shut by placing a strip of double-sided tape along the inside edge of the bag and pressing the two sides of the bag together.
Fold the top of the bag down about 1 or 2 inches (depending on how full the bag is). Stick some more double-sided tape onto the inside of the flap and attach the flap to the side of the bag.
Lay a paper doily flat on the table and fold it in half. Sit the folded doily on top of the sealed paper bag so that it creates a half-circle flap on both sides of the bag. Use the double-sided tape to attach the two doily flaps to the bag and keep them in place. If the doily is too big and extends past the outside edges of the bag, simply trim the doily so that its edges are flush with the edges of the bag. Tip: You can use your trimmings as borders along the bottom edge of the bag, like we did here. Just put some clear double-sided tape on the back of the doily trimming and stick it directly onto the face of the bag.
With a hole puncher, punch two holes (about 1/2 inch apart) close to the top of the bag. They should be directly in the center of the half-moon shape that’s created by the folded doily.
Sew the twine through the two holes so that both ends of the twine are hanging from the same side of the bag. Tie the twine into a bow to give your goody bag a beautiful finishing touch.
What other popcorn crafts will you make to welcome the warm, bright days of spring?