10 Easy & Cheap Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

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Awesome DIY Easter basket ideas you kids will be thrilled to find!

Minnie Mouse and hat Easter basket ideas

You’re gonna want to put all your eggs in these creative Easter basket ideas! 

Easter will be here before you know it! With that said, the Easter bunny may be looking for a little inspiration this year. Here are some truly unique Easter basket ideas that are creative, easy to accomplish, and super adorable! Don’t forget to utilize your local dollar store for supplies and fillers to keep the total cost affordable!


1. This Easter basket is perfect for any fan of Minnie Mouse.

Disney inspired easter basket

Have a Disney fan? This Minnie Mouse Easter basket was a super easy craft, and it was really affordable too! All the supplies came from Dollar Tree except for the hair bow (which we already had on hand).

I think a Mickey Mouse version would be easy to make as well! You could buy a red basket (or paint one that you already have) and add white circles to the front and ears to the top!

Minnie Mouse Easter basket

To make these Minnie Mouse Easter basket:

  • Trace two circles onto black craft foam about 1/2 inch apart and connect the ends. Cut and glue them to the top of the basket.
  • Place a dollar store tutu around the basket and glue circles cut from white craft foam to the skirt.
  • Glue a pink and white polka dot bow to the basket in between the ears.
Hip tip: Check your local Dollar Tree for Minnie Mouse character basket fillers. Mine had a ton!

2. Fill a sports hat or helmet with Easter goodies.

baseball hat used as an Easter basket

If you’ve got a baseball or softball fan, try filling an upturned baseball cap with fun sports-related goodies. Consider adding some baseball cards, Big League Chew, or even the baseball movie The Sandlot. A football helmet or similar headgear from another sport would work, too!


3. These umbrellas are fun for Easter baskets and practical for April showers!

3 umbrellas being used as Easter baskets

Photo from Primal Dish

I love the idea of using an umbrella as an Easter Basket! You could also use a pair of rain boots instead, which would give you a little less space to fill. 😉 Either one would be such a cute and unique presentation for Spring!


4. This Poppy-inspired basket will delight any Trolls movie fan!

Trolls-themed Easter basket

Photo from The Keeper of the Cherrios

Any Trolls fan would love this fun Trolls movie-themed Easter basket – it’s so cute! Get the complete directions here.


5. These edible Easter baskets are fun to make and totally customizable.

woman holding two edible easter baskets

Using candy boxes to create Edible Easter Baskets is so much FUN! You can use the recipient’s favorite candies to totally customize them for individual tastes and dietary preferences too. Get the super simple directions here.


6. Transform any bucket into this cute Easter chick!

yellow bucket decorated to look like Easter chick

Photo from HGTV

Use a few inexpensive craft supplies to turn any bucket into this adorable Feathered Chick Easter Basket! Head on over to HGTV.com for a simple step-by-step guide.


7. Make these beach towel bunnies with swim gear for the whole family.

beach towels made to look like Easter baskets

Photo from Pinterest – Caitlyn McClain

Instead of an Easter basket, try using a rolled-up beach towel to recreate this look found on Pinterest! I love the idea of using googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and a pink craft pom to create a cute bunny face, and the flip-flops make perfect bunny ears too. Such a fun idea for a teen Easter basket!


8. This Stenciled Tote Bag is perfect for Easter and beyond.

tote bag stenciled with the name Lily filled with Easter eggs

Photo from HGTV

This easy craft can be used as an Easter basket and then again as a customized tote bag throughout the year! Head on over here to get the easy step-by-step directions.


9. Fill a tackle box with themed treats and fishing gear.

two Easter baskets made from tackle boxes

Photo from Pinterest – Kati Weyer

This tackle box Easter basket idea would be so much fun (and really useful) for any fishing family! Fill it with a mix of themed treats like Goldfish crackers, gummy worms, Swedish fish, etc. along with real fishing gear like hooks, lures, and fishing line!


10. These printable Easter baskets can be assembled in minutes.

two baskets made from paper

Photo from HGTV

Need a last-minute Easter basket idea and want to skip a trip to the store? Print this Easter basket at home and have it ready to fill in minutes! Just head on over here to download the PDF and instructions.


Leave everyone in stitches this year with a gag Easter egg hunt!


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 7

  1. Lori

    These basket ideas are so adorable and unique!

  2. Erica

    Love these! Thank you for the creative ideas!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! You’re welcome, thanks for being here 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay, thanks Erica!

  3. jennifer-65

    Love these ideas!!!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! We are so glad!

  4. Kath

    What great ideas!! 😀 For the ‘female’ version of the tackle box, you could use a makeup train case (like a Caboodles case).

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