April is Earth Month, and I sure want to make the Earth better for my kids. So I'm applying some green ideas into all parts of my life.
As you prepare ideas for your precious bunny's Easter basket, stop and think how you can make it greener this year.
-- Use naturally dyed Easter eggs.
-- Reuse last year's Easter basket. No matter how cute the new ones are at Target.-- Make an Easter basket: Make a basket out of recycled paper, newspaper, a paper bag, a berry basket, or other household items.
-- Repurpose an Easter basket. Roll down a canvas bag. Have the kids decorate shoe boxes. Use your child's sand bucket.
-- Thrift for Easter baskets: If thrift stores have nothing else, they always have a gazillion decent baskets.
-- Skip the Easter plastics: Use shredded paper, cloth, or even real grass or clover instead of the plastic grassy stuff. If you have plastic eggs, reuse away. If you want them, thrift for them rather than buying new.
-- Fill the Easter basket with handmades-things like recycled crayons, origami rabbits, DIY notebooks, or Easter cards made out of junk mail.
-- Use eco-goodies for Easter basket filler, like eco-friendly art supplies or natural, fair trade, and/or organic snacks and candies (sorry, Peeps!).
See? It's not hard to make a green Easter basket. And even if you take on just a few of these earth-friendly suggestions this year, that's eggcellent (sorry...couldn't resist...).
What's green about your Easter basket ideas?
Written by Sheri Reed for CafeMom's Home & Garden Buzz.
Also check out our Green Living Guide for more eco tips for all areas of your life.