The Perfect Easter Basket for Baby

Last week for I Love to Create I made a toddler themed Easter basket for Tallulah and this week I am showing you a few options for the extra wee ones. This is technically Baxter’s second Easter, but he was only about a month old last year. This year he is old enough to get a basket full of goodies and maybe even hunt for an egg or two. I was inspired by a post I saw on Modern Parents Messy Kids where they made activity oriented Easter baskets. Now that Baxter has been diagnosed with a fairly severe peanut allergy it is not like I can load the kids baskets up with candy. They don’t need candy anyway, but now that we are living in a nut free world it seems like every chocolate Easter bunny is no longer a friend but a foe with hidden nuts. The suggestions I have for my baskets will entertain your kids for a lot longer than a piece of candy and there is no risk of a sugar buzz.Even your Easter basket should be something fun to play with. Tallulah got the sand pail and Baxter gets a dump truck. Make your basket functional and not something cheap that will get thrown out. Heck, make your own out of recycled paper if you want. Anyway, both kids will get to use their baskets soon enough in the new green turtle sandbox their grandmother got them that I have filled with…wait for it….pink sand. Like Tallulah not everything in Baxter’s Easter Basket is handmade. Here are a few suggestions for baby baskets…Bubbles (he is a little young for them, but his sister will help)Socks (Can you really ever have too many?)Stuffed Bunny (his sister was getting one so I thought he might like something to cuddle)Bunny Glasses (futures so bright, I gotta wear bunny shades)Ikea stacking rings (I have a plush version that is getting a little flacid)My First Crayolas (he always watches Tallulah color longingly)Board Book (nothing says Easter like pictures of cute puppies)Flash Cards (who does not like to learn about animal sounds)Ok, onto the stuff I did make!Tallulah probably paints every single day. Poor Baxter just gets to sit on the sidelines and watch most of the time. Occasionally I will give him some pudding and put him on a piece of posterboard or in the tub and he has such a good time. Usually he just paints with chocolate pudding, but for Easter I decided to expand his color options.Using empty baby food jars I used my trusty cheap pudding, but this time I chose vanilla and added food coloring. Nothing fancy, but I know he will love playing with this. I’ll set him up outside one hot day soon and just hose him off when he is done. If he does not lick himself clean first.Have you ever noticed most plastic Easter eggs have 2 small holes on both ends? I’m not sure why, but they do. These holes inspired me to try a version of a project I have seen on Pinterest where you engage a child’s sense of smell.SUPPLIESPlastic Easter EggsGlue GunAleene’s Tacky DotsSpicesI applied 2 Tacky Dots to both sides of the inside of my Easter Egg. Next I shook a separate spice into each egg. Use strong easy to smell spices like curry and cinnamon. I closed my egg and shook the spice around then opened up and dumped out the excess. Plenty of spice stuck to my glue dots. …

Make Chocolate Easter Nests

Easter activities Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty! This week we share our easy peasy Easter Nests – this is probably the most “obvious” Easter activities I can think of. But just because it is obvious, doesn't mean it isn't good.