Little Garden Easter Basket

Seeds, soil, air, water, sunlight and loving care will create a very special basket for the Easter Bunny to fill with treats!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Small basket
  • Colored ribbon
  • Craft glue gun
  • Safety scissors
  • Plastic or candy chicks, ducks & bunnies
  • Potting soil or vermiculite (available at garden centers or nurseries)
  • Rye grass seeds (7-10 day growing period)
  • Plastic storage bag
  • Small plastic spray bottle
  • Water

HOW TO DO IT 

  • Line the basket with a plastic storage bag, cut to fit.
  • Fill the basket about 3/4 full with the potting soil.
  • Sprinkle a layer of grass seeds and cover with an additional inch of potting soil. Water just enough to moisten soil.
  • Place the basket in a well lit area near a sunny window. Be sure to mist the grass every other day using a plastic spray bottle filled with water. In a few days you should see grass beginning to appear. The lawn should be fully grown in seven to ten days.
  • Now it’s time to decorate the basket.
  • Glue colored ribbon around the base of the basket. Glue chicks, ducks and bunnies around the basket on top of the ribbon.
  • Glue three 6 inch strands of ribbon (preferably 1/8 inch wide) from the handle of the basket. At the end of each strand, glue a chick, bunny or duck.
  • Make a bow out of three strands of ribbon and glue it to the top of the basket handle.
  • The night before Easter, have your child place the Little Garden Basket where the Easter Bunny can find it.
  • Let your child place a few carrot sticks on the grass as a special treat for the hungry Bunny.
  • The Bunny will be so happy with the crunchy treat your child has left for him, he’s sure to refill it with lots of candy treats on Easter morning.

FOLLOW UP FUN 

  • Make “Crazy Hair” people
    • Draw silly faces on several small foam cups.
    • Fill each with potting soil and a thin layer of grass seed. Care for them as directed for the Little Garden Easter Basket.
    • Watch as the green grass “hair” grows longer and longer.
    • As the weeks go by, they may need a trim!
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