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!


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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!