Today I will be on the local news Channel WGNT and discuss ways to save money on Easter Baskets. I presented 3 different baskets:
1. Homemade Basket: This basket was completely free for me. Everything was made by materials found around my home.
Bath/Water Fun: 1. Cut sponges into shapes or letters. 2. Cut 2 sponges into 4 long strips and layer them, then tie them together to create a “sponge ball”.
You can also add print outs of free Kindle books or games you have downloaded for the person!
2. Coupon/Sales Basket: This basket was bought entirely by utilizing sales, coupons, and the $ section of stores. I also used items left over from birthday party favors and prizes/books from fast food meals.
Some of the items in the basket were bought in the past and but some of the deals and coupons are still available:
Free Personalized Placemat Use code Placefree (will have to pay shipping)
Target Toy Deals:
The Hasbro toy coupons are available from your newspaper insert or you can print them here. Unfortunately the Target coupons you could stack with them for the free deals are gone, but you can still get some of the board games for around $2! The Thomas Train figurines are priced at $5 until Saturday.
Toys R Us has candy on sale for $1.99 a bag and there are several candy coupons available right now to use for this sale. Don’t forget you can always price match at Walmart if you don’t have a TRU near you.
Easter Candy Printables Coupons
3. Themed Easter Basket:
There are endless themes you can use for baskets. I combined “outdoor” and “rainy day” themes to create mine. It contained sidewalk chalk, bubbles, crayons, stickers, Play-doh, and beach toys. Some other themes you can try are:
- Beach Fun
- Super Heros
- Crafts-get free coloring pages from Crayola!