21 Cheap Easter Basket Ideas for Artsy/Crafty Kids


Easter morning doesn’t have to mean a basket full of dentist visits…  instead of candy, feed your little artist or crafter’s love of creativity with new supplies and projects! Check out this list of 21 Cheap Easter Basket Ideas for Artsy and Crafty Kids.

While brand new markers (especially Mr. Sketch!) are always fun to get,  think outside of the box with Make Your Own Bouncy Balls, or Origami Dragons!  All of these ideas are in the $2 – $8 range – so nothing too pricey. (Although prices at the time of this posting may change)

And check out our other post of Easter Baskets for Teens & Tweens (6 Frugal Ideas)



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Markers don’t have to be hum-drum… .pick up the holy grail of all marker sets – the Mr. Sketch markers!  Or let them decorate cards and notes with these fun stampers.  The Paint Pallette will really fill an Easter basket shape nicely!


dottodot doodlepad


New gel pens and a challenging activity book are great boredom busters – but the real excitement comes from a design-your-own bouncy ball kit!




My oldest loved origami with a PASSION – and he still has many of the projects that he spent especially long on.  Paper airplanes are just the beginning!

Or for the younger folders:






Shrinky Dinks are Perler Beads are SO much fun – here are some inexpensive sets and supplies!


Perler Beads 6,000 Count Bucket Multi Mix

Perler Beads 22,000 Count Bead Jar Multi-Mix Colors

Shrinky Dinks Jewelry

Shrinky Dinks Minis Vehicles




If you have a budding embroiderer, jewelry designer or painter – these might do the trick!

 Melissa & Doug Design Your Own Bracelets

Alex Needlepoint Flower

Melissa & Doug DYO Monster Truck 




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White Elephant Gift Ideas (under $20)


Holiday parties often require you to come bearing a White Elephant gift that will make your folks giggle, gasp or groan.  But sometimes YOU’RE the one left scratching your head – just trying to come up with some white elephant gift ideas that haven’t been done to death.  Here are some fun suggestions under $20! (They were at the time of this posting, but Amazon prices change all the time)



Biker Garden Gnome


Three Sloth Moon Shirt


Christmas Story Leg Lamp Nite Lite


 Daschund Corn Cob Holders – Set of 6

Superman + Wonderwoman Aprons (Set of 2!)


Crazy Pattern Workout Leggings – Bananas, Cats with Glasses, Disney Princess….


Horse Head Squirrel Feeder


Go Away Funny Glass Coffee Mug


Matroyshka Dry Measuring Cups, Set of 6




USB Mini Fridge


Dancing with Jesus





Yodelling Pickle



Trump Toilet Paper


Plush Unicorn Slippers for Adults