What child doesn’t love create Easter baskets for the holiday? Easter is one of those holidays that truly deserve to be celebrated in a ‘green’ way. Being the first holiday of spring, it brings to mind new beginning, renewal, and a sense of fresh start. .
How to Make Eco-Friendly Easter Baskets for Kids
So this season, to honor both the Mother Nature and Easter bunny, we bring to you these eco-friendly Easter ideas. From candy selection to egg decorating, these will keep your holiday safely in the green zone
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Reuse Easter Baskets for Kids
Unless this year is your kid’s first Easter, you probably have some baskets in perfectly good condition at home. So, why not re-use them? If you have more than one child, consider swapping baskets each year. In case if you must buy a new one, opt for handmade wooden baskets or sew fabric baskets so that it can be used for years to come. Instead of Easter Baskets why not try this cute idea from Kara’s Party Ideas? Refill a mason jar with trail mix or your favorite mix and attach a wooden utensil!
Say No to Easter Grass
Instead of filling the baskets with traditional plastic Easter grass (which is not quite eco-friendly as it cannot be recycled), fill the baskets with colorful shredded paper or holiday themed flyers. Alternately, real grass is a great way to create a wow factor. If you need creative Easter egg decorating ideas see them here.
Easter Gift Ideas – Fill Easter Baskets with Healthier Treats
Easter would not be the same without treats, so this season fill up those baskets with organic or fair trade candies. Even better, ditch the candies and opt for healthier alternatives like fruit treats, home-made marshmallow peeps or carrots with hummus.
Dye Easter Eggs with Natural Ingredients
If you are going to dye eggs for Easter Egg hunt, consider making your own with all natural ingredients. The process is relatively simple, affordable, and of course greener. There are plenty of ready-made ingredients that bring out beautiful colors including beets, spinach, turmeric, blueberries, and more.
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When it comes to environment friendly holidays, it’s not necessary to green up every aspect of your celebration. Even the smallest effort can make a big difference. Each year you can make a few green changes like beginning with an eco-friendly Easter basket or organic candies and gradually work your way up!
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