DIY Treats for Easter Baskets

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Easter is coming! Time to pick out our Sunday best. Decide on a dinner menu. Bake cookies. And, fill Easter baskets for the kiddos. In this post, I’m going to share my favorite DIY Treats for Easter Baskets, that I found on Pinterest. 

I recently did a Facebook & Instagram Live. I tried making a few of these DIY treats that look so perfect (and easy) on Pinterest! As most of you already know, I primarily focus on FOOD & FASHION, here. (On my Instagram stories, I do a lot of cooking demos and fashion try-ons.) Arts & Crafts? Not so much. 

Nevertheless, just like most of us Pinterest stalkers, I sometimes feel challenged to recreate ideas that look so cute and simple. 

In this post, I’m going to break down 5 DIY Easter Treats that I tried making myself. (In case you missed the LIVE Videos.) Whether you are a mom, grandmother, auntie, classroom teacher, etc. I’m pretty sure that you will want to try at least one of these ideas. 

DIY Treats for Easter Baskets

So, here are my picks for DIY Easter Treats. They looked fairly easy to make, because they only required a few ingredients/supplies. I also felt that they seemed kid-friendly. (Some more than others.) 

Simply click on the photo to go to the creator’s website for instructions.

1.) Chocolate Covered Oreo Bunny Pops

Easter DIY Treats & DecorSo, this was the only project (out of the five that I tried) that I felt was a flop. Perhaps the chocolate that I used, to melt, was the issue? (It was a no-name melting-chocolate brand from Walmart.) I used a double boiler, and tried to place a skewer (I didn’t have lollipop sticks on hand) through the center of the Oreo before dunking in the melted chocolate. But, the Oreo fell apart from the heat! 

I then decided to dunk them with a spoon, but the chocolate didn’t adhere very well. It was super “clumpy”. But, I did get the Oreos “covered”. I then slid the skewer between the two wafers. That worked much better! Before they dried, I sprinkled them with decorative pastel sprinkles. That’s as far as I’d take this idea. Although I kinda want to try them again, next year perhaps. With a better quality melting chocolate! (On a scale of 1-5 with 1 being EASY, I’d give this a 4!)

2.) Ice-cream Candy Egg Cones

Easter DIY Treats & DecorThese certainly looked easy enough. Honestly, finding the squiggly ribbon was the hardest part! (I did find it though, on Amazon!) I think they look prettier in the traditional cone shape. But, if we’re going for a “bird nest” look, perhaps the bowl shaped cones would be more realistic? And, you’d use a different wrapping method than the cone shaped cake decorating bags. (Obviously!) On a scale of 1 to 5, I’d give these a 1. Super easy!! And, cute.

Here’s mine. Very simple to replicate. ; )

DIY Easter Treats

3.) Bunny Butt Cookies

Easter DIY Treats & DecorHow stinkin’ cute, right!!? There’s a bunch of ways you can create these cookies. You can use store-bought sugar cookie dough. (You’ll want to slice them from a log shape.) You can use cake icing in a tube or squeeze bottle. I had a hard time with these for a few reasons. My bunny feet came out like circles, not rectangles. And, I tried using a squeeze bottle to create the toes and tail. Next time, I’d use little candies or a mini marshmallow! Obviously, these taste great! And, your twelve year old would probably love decorating these cookies. On a scale of 1 to 5, I’d give these a 3 or a 4. Good luck baking those little feet in the shape of ovals! (Cookies tend to back in circles. LOL)

4.) Curious Bunny Flower PotEaster DIY Treats & Decor

Again, how stinkin’ cute!!? This is non-edible. I think a cute craft for teachers to make with their students. I linked all of the materials, below. But, hurry up! Easter is not far away. The only issue I had on this one was cutting out teensy bunny toes. I used felt, but you can certainly use construction paper. Perhaps, a hole puncher would have made things easer? I also used Easter grass, and artificial flowers. But, I think it’d be so cute to grow a basil plant or something in a larger pot, and plop the bunny in there for a temporary Easter accent. Possibilities are endless. Scale of 1 to 5, I’d give this a 2 or a 3.

Here’s mine. (Don’t laugh!)

DIY Easter Treats

 

5.) Goldfish Carrots Easter DIY Treats & Decor

This was, by far, my FAVORITE craft to make. It’s a healthy alternative for Easter baskets. It’s super easy to recreate. On a scale of 1 to 5, I’d give this a 1. WINNER!! 

Here’s mine!

DIY Easter Treats


Well, that’s my take on Pinterest Easter DIY Treats. Which one would you want to try? Feel free to share any ideas you may have in the comment section, below.

Rachel Scheyer

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