2020’s Easter will hopefully be like no other in our lifetime. Many of us are on lock down at home. This means you have to get creative with Easter and only get things either through Amazon or at the grocery store.
This can mean re-using or recycling some things and getting scrappy and creative with others.
Teenage boys are especially tricky. Boys seem to have limited interest in anything that doesn’t plug in. Hopefully this teen Easter basket preview will give you a few ideas for this very strange Easter year.
DIY Easter Bunny for your Easter Basket
I searched Pinterest for a few Easter bunnies I could make from things around the house. I found two. The first one is the dollar bill origami bunny and the second is the toilet paper bunny.
I was aiming for something that would fit a teenage boy’s sensibility. It would be so much easier and prettier for a girl. I didn’t invent either of these, but they are simple enough for the less crafty of us to pull off.
Origami dollar bill easter bunny
This Easter bunny is made from a one dollar bill. Don’t worry, you can still use the dollar once you are finished. This one is easy enough that your kids can make it if you’re looking for a fun and easy Easter craft.
To make this easy origami bunny, just follow these steps.
I used small pieces of double stick tape to secure the eyes and nose.
diy toilet paper easter bunny
Since we all have lots of toilet paper around, this one seemed like a no-brainer. It’s made from an empty toilet paper roll, covered in a napkin. You can fill the inside with any treats that your kids like.
To make this simple toilet paper bunny, follow these steps.
how to Assemble your teen’s Easter Basket
I didn’t have an “Easter” basket, but I have plenty of baskets so I just borrowed one to use for Easter. In addition to my home made DIY bunnies I added these things to the basket:
- A wireless Nintendo game controller for his DS from Amazon
- An apple card for a movie, since we have so much free time
- Sweet tarts
- A stuffed bunny (from the back of the closet)
- A new book or two since we suddenly have so much more time. I chose two opposite extremes, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (A Newberry book) and The Stand (not very Eastery, but a favorite of my husband’s when he was 14)
- A few T-shirts to add some color. I like this seller, GnomeEnterprises, on ETSY because they have unique and funny T-shirts. My personal favorite is the octopus arcade, which my son also likes. They’re only $21 each.
looking for more great easter basket ideas?
If you are looking for some creative ideas for your Easter baskets, check out these from my friends around the blog world.
The Pond’s Farmhouse – Rachel’s got a twist on Easter, she’s made an Easter basket just for friends.
Stacy Ling’s got a basket for tween girls that looks like it’s straight out of a magazine.
CuterTudor – Amy’s Easter basket is full of great ideas for teenage girls.
White Arrows Home – Kristin has the perfect Easter basket for adults. I never thought about that.
Chas’ Crazy Creations – Chas has a video that will have yo making bunnies for Easter.
Have you had to come up with some unique, DIY Easter ideas this year?