Cheap, Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Big Kids

Sheri Reed | Mar 22, 2010 Big Kid

  • Paddle Ball ($4)

    paddle ball

    Paddle Ball ($4) at Blue Ribbon General Store

    Hours of fun outdoors (and out of their parents hair!) whapping ball to paddle.

  • Sunprint Kit ($4.95)

    sunprint kit

    Sunprint Kit ($4.95) at Discount School Supplies

    Perfect springtime gift! Put an object on the Sunprint paper and place it in the sun, rinse, let dry, and print appears like magic!

  • Marbles in Canvas Bag ($5.99)

    Marbles in Canvas Bag

    Marbles in Canvas Bag ($5.99) at Back to Basic Toys

    Bring back the game of marbles by gifting your kids this vintage marble set.


  • Twig Pencils ($6)

    twig pencils

    Twig Pencils ($6) at romp

    Way cooler than traditional colored pencils, a set of 10 twig pencils!

  • Crayon Rocks ($6.95)

    crayon rocks

    Crayon Rocks ($6.95) at Imagine Childhood

    16 colorful crayons (that look like Easter eggs!), made of a soft soy wax and tinted with mineral powders, in a drawstring pouch.

  • Retro Harmonica ($8)


    Ridley's Retro Harmonica ($8) at Fred Flare

    A fun little starter instrument for your little music man or woman.

  • Handmade Watercolor Paints ($8.50)

    Handmade Watercolor Palettes paints

    Handmade Watercolor Palettes ($8.50) at Mahar Drygoods

    For the creative kids -- set of six handmade watercolor cakes (red, blue, yellow, green, orange and purple) in a clear-top tin with a tiny paintbrush and three sheets of thick watercolor paper.

  • Bunny Coin Purse ($12)

    Bunny Coin Purse

    Bunny Coin Purse ($12) at

    Little zipper bunny pouch makes a great coin purse for young kids.

  • Endangered Animal Erasers ($12)

    animal erasers

    Kikkerland Erasers ($12) at Greener Grass Design

    Swell endangered rhino, gorilla, and polar bear erasers and 2% of sales help endangered species through the Center for Biological Diversity.
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