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How To Make an Easter Basket

Watch more Easter Eggs & Other Easter Crafts videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Put together the perfect Easter basket. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Get a basket Buy a wicker basket. You can find them at craft stores, discount chains, farm stands, and even dollar stores. Tip To jazz up an inexpensive basket, weave strips of ribbon around the top and handle. Step 2: Fill with grass Fill the bottom of the empty basket with fake grass. You can buy cellophane grass or cut green construction paper into strips. Step 3: Toss in jelly beans Toss a couple of handfuls of jelly beans on the grass. Step 4: Add candy Add your child's favorite Easter candy to the basket. Classic choices include marshmallow bunnies and chocolate-filled eggs. Step 5: Add plastic eggs Buy some plastic eggs that twist open in the middle and fill them with small treats -- coins, stickers, costume jewelry, hair accessories, or coupons to your kids' favorite places. Step 6: Slip in real eggs Just before your child looks for his basket, slip in one or two of the real eggs he decorated. Just be sure to re-refrigerate them after he discovers his basket. Tip Tuck your child's Easter basket somewhere in the house -- or, if you live in a warm climate, in the yard -- and say the Easter Bunny hid it for him. It will give him practice for upcoming Easter egg hunts. Step 7: Put in a chocolate bunny For the final touch, put a big chocolate Easter bunny in the center of the basket. Surveys show this is what kids look forward to most in their baskets. Step 8: Enjoy Enjoy! Watching your child delight in his candy is almost as much fun as eating it yourself. Did You Know? President Reagan was such a fan of jellybeans that he had a special tray on Air Force One to keep them from spilling during turbulence.
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