I am so excited that Ethan is finally getting to an age where an Easter Basket means something to him. Last year he was too small to do anything at all so I didn't make one for him.
First off a No-Candy basket was a must. I am not dealing with crazy candy baby! Secondly, I of course wanted it go cheap yet still fun.
And I love it!!!
I'll start with my little project first because I think it's so darn cute! Inspired by a Felt Alphabet Soup project from Make the Best of Everything... This is my alphabet soup project...
I painted a coffee can to look like a Campbell's Soup can and added some printed off words to it. The little flash cards are regular foam sheets I got at the dollar store. I did the whole alphabet on both sides of the cards. I also did the numbers 0 - 9. My son is a crazy sorter. He spends countless hours putting things in things and taking them back out again... He's going to love it! I just think it's adorable, if I do say so myself...
Since I had all of the stuff for this on hand I'm not counting it into my price
Next: Books - $8.00
You just gotta love the Dollar Tree for toddler books. These books all match and they are really cute and educational. They have big real-life pictures of everything in them. We are big book people in my household. If there's one thing I don't mind having a ton of it's books.
Water Balls - $2.00
These little babies right here are going to be my backyard babysitter. My son LOVES the water. Give him these and three buckets and he will stay put and play for at least a good hour... It's really amazing.
Randoms - $5.00
Ice cream shaped bubbles, jumbo crayons, magic washcloths for the bath, and a cool new basket all just five bucks! Yay thriftiness!
Bunny ears - $1.00
Lastly, the bunny monkey. The big stuffed monkey is actually my son's already. He knows it's his but he will get a kick out of the bunny ears on him... I also plan on getting some cute Easter pics with those bunny ears!
And that's my educational yet fun, thrifty, No-Candy, toddler Easter basket.