Easy DIY Easter Basket Ideas

We all have fond memories of our childhood. Most of us have probably experienced the excitement of looking for the basket the Easter bunny left behind for us. We have gathered some of the best and easy DIY Easter basket ideas and Easter basket filler ideas to make this holiday super fun for kids of all ages!

Easy DIY Easter Basket Ideas

Where does the origin of the Easter basket lie? Does the Easter basket actually have any meaning with the true reason for the holiday? We will attempt to answer these questions and more.

History of Easter

First on the agenda is the actual history of Easter. It is believed that the earliest Christians did not actually celebrate the resurrection of Christ on any one day, but several days during the season. This all changed when a group of Christians converted a group of Gentiles who would not give up their worship of the goddess of fertility-Eostre. The Christians gave in and decided to incorporate the doctrine of the resurrection. Hence Christians now have a single day of the year when they celebrate the resurrection of Christ: Easter.

Goddess Eostre

Legend has it that the fertility goddess Eostre carried a basket filled with eggs which are the symbol of fertility. It is said that people used to bring their own baskets to her temple and have them blessed. This would allow them to have a plentiful harvest. This is the earliest known occurrence of carrying a basket filled with eggs and is most likely when this tradition started.

origin of the Easter Basket

Easter Baskets Blessed by Priests

In more recent times, the baskets were carried by Catholics on their way to church. The baskets were filled with their Easter feast, and the goal was to have the baskets blessed by the priest. This is about the extent of the Easter basket in Christianity though as there is nothing in the Bible that says anything about a basket.

The Gift of Easter Baskets

There is, however, no reasons to not give Easter baskets and both practicing Christians and non Christians tend to give Easter baskets. There really is nothing wrong with giving a gift. After all, when Christ died on the cross for our sins, that was a gift given to us. As such, Easter baskets are gifts from us to our children.

Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Easter Basket Filler Ideas For Kids

You will find below a list of crafts, recipes, and store bought items to fill your children’s Easter baskets. These are fun Easter basket stuffer ideas to put in your children’s DIY Easter baskets.

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DIY Easter Basket Ideas

11 Easy DIY Easter Basket Ideas

These are original and easy Easter basket craft ideas for you to make with your kids.

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People from all walks of life give Easter baskets to their children. This is an acceptable practice. The giving of Easter baskets really has no root in Christianity, or the reason that we celebrate the holiday. It does not really matter why or when the Easter baskets were first given, all that matters with is that they are given freely. 

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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