Start off with a perfect basket for each child. Whether all-natural or brightly colored, create the perfect place to stow Easter treats and treasures. For an eco-friendly, cost effective alternative to store-bought baskets, try a handwoven bolga swing basket that is sturdy and can be used year round in pretend play or toting blocks and other treasures. You can also go one step further and line the basket with a green play silk for a clever alternative to plastic straw that invariably ends up in landfills.
Start with the perfect boiled egg! Place eggs in a pot and cover them with cool water by at least 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat. When the water reaches a boil, cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 12 minutes. Remove eggs from pot and place under cold running water to stop cooking.
Next, for natural egg coloring fun, try a plant-based dyes. We love Eco-Eggs that uses natural and organic fruit, plant, and vegetable extracts from annatto seed, curcumin, purple sweet potato and red cabbage. How cool is that!
Kids love the candy and chocolate bunnies, but don't forget to personalize each basket with a few sweet surprises. Instead of plastic bunnies, eggs, and trinkets that will quickly find their way into the garbage can, we love the idea of including small treasures that will be used all year long. Endearing wooden bunny rabbits and chicks are sure to delight young children and a sweet, cuddly bunny makes and instant companion. A bunny hand puppet will ensure giggles are plentiful while a bright clutching toy will be appreciated by a baby.