Things You'll Need:
Fillings of candy and toys
What you will need to do:
First of all, you don't need to buy a new basket every year. I am sure your kids probably have one from last year that can be re-used. If not, you probably have something around the house that will work. Let your kids set them out the night before, explaining that the Easter Bunny needs to know where to leave your treats. You can even fill them with your decorated eggs and tell your kids that he will hide the eggs and then fill your baskets with treats. Get creative.
If you don't have left over plastic grass from last Easter, use tissue paper left over from Christmas. The plain white or green works well. Just scrunch it up and put it in the bottom of the basket. It will save you a few dollars and also reduce waste because most people just end up throwing that plastic grass away because it gets everywhere in the house.
Make your own treats, like rice krispy treats or cupcakes and wrap them up in pretty and fun ways.
For small toys, try the dollar spot at Target. They have cute stickers, books, toys, pencils, bubbles, and stuffed animals. All for only a dollar. You could put together a basket for pretty cheap and your kids won't know the difference. Dollar stores and 99 cent stores offer the same types fun Easter goodies as well.