Your children aren’t kids anymore; they’re teenagers, but you want to give them an Easter basket? If so, I have the perfect Easter basket ideas for any teen.
The Music Lover: My son plays the guitar, trombone, and tuba. He loves music! I came up with this basket just for him. If you have a musician in the family, I promise they’ll love this Easter basket and it’s really easy to make.
1 Regular Sized Record (I found mine at a thrift store)
6 Small Records (If you can’t find any you can spray paint some CD’s black and use acrylic paint for the centers)
Large Round Easter Basket (thrift store)
Black Spray Paint, Silver or Gold Spray Paint
Guitar Picks, Sheet Music, Music Stickers…(anything cute you can find to decorate with)
Hot glue gun
Candy of course
Ribbon of any color
Gift (like music lesson or microphone) You can get a microphone at Wal Mart
Spray the Easter Basket with black spray paint and let it dry completely. Also spray paint the Easter grass silver or gold, whatever you prefer. Next, glue the large record to the bottom of the basket as a base. It’s ok if it sticks out a little bit. Now glue the smaller records all around the basket. Glue guitar picks onto the handle. Fill with Easter grass, sheet music, Easter candy, and I usually include a small unique gift. Tie your ribbon on the handle…and wallah! A rockin’ Easter basket.
The Artist: I created this basket for my daughter last year. It’s inexpensive to make and is really adorable.
Large Easter Basket (Don’t worry about how it looks, you’re going to cover it up).
Wrapping Paper (White on the inside)
Ribbon of any Color
Set of Paints
Art Supplies (Artist charcoal, beads, jewelry supplies…whatever your artist is into).
Small plastic cup
Easter Grass (different colors looks cute)
Cut a large section of wrapping paper and start painting! I’m no artist, but honestly it looks awesome if you just do an abstract painting. With the painting showing, wrap the basket. Use ribbon on the handle. I wrapped mine all the way down the entire handle. Secure the wrapping paper with a hot glue gun. Fill with Easter Grass. Place brushes in plastic cup. Your child can use this for water while painting. Arrange the paints and art supplies in an attractive manner. Add some Easter Candy and you have a beautiful artistic basket, sure to please any critic.
The Photographer: This year my daughter wants to grow up to be a photographer for National Geographic. This is the basket I’ve created for her this year.
Large Easter Basket
Spray Paint of Your Choice (I went with Gray) She’s become more sophisticated this year
Black Spray Paint
Rolls of film and canisters
Old camera (thrift store)
Wide Black Ribbon (think photos…I’m doing a black, white, and gray theme)
Photography Book (I found a great one by Ansel Adams)
First spray paint your basket gray and let it dry. Also, spray paint your grass black. Next use one roll of film and glue it on top of the black ribbon. This makes a cute bow. Tie your bow; it’s a little tricky but don’t give up. Place film canisters around basket after washing and fill with black white and red jelly beans. Clean up old camera and place in basket with disposable camera. Add additional candy and gift (like photography book).
Happy Easter, everyone!!