We had a special request for an Angry Birds-themed Easter basket this year, which meant wracking our brains to come up with a low-budget way to pull it off. Thank goodness for the Dollar Tree, because it allowed us to create a pretty awesome Easter-theme, if I do say so myself! Not only was it super easy and insanely budget-friendly, we can remove the crepe paper after the holidays and the basket can be reused next year! Fun and Earth-friendly. We even found Angry Birds fruit snacks and mouthwash to add to the basket. We can’t wait to see the look on our Angry Bird fanatic’s face when he sees his basket!
Angry Birds Easter Basket—total cost: $5
Angry Birds Candy Obstacles—total cost: $6
- 3 boxes of movie candy
- 1 package of fun size candy bars
- 1 package of fun size Now & Later candies
- 1 package of plastic eggs
- 1 package of bubbles (contains 3 jars)
- Paints (same paints as used for the basket
- Paintbrush (same brush as used for the basket)
- 1 box of Angry Birds Fruit Snacks (contains 6 pouches)
- 1 bottle of Angry Birds mouthwash
- 1 container of egg-shaped sidewalk chalk in Angry Birds colors
Instructions:Angry Birds Basket
- Beginning at the inside of the basket handle, wrap the crepe paper around it twice. This will secure the crepe paper to the basket without a need for tape.
- Continue wrapping horizontally around the base of the basket, until it is completely covered. You’ll want to end at a basket handle.
- Tear the crepe paper and tuck it inside the basket.
- Wrap the entire handle in crepe paper as well. When you get to the end of the handle, tear the crepe paper and tuck it inside the basket. (Don’t worry about how the inside of the basket looks. You’ll be covering it with grass.)
- Paint the Angry Bird face on the basket. (You may want to find a printable stencil online or lightly draw the outline with a pencil or marker, if you don’t want to try it free-hand. You may be surprised at how simple the drawing is though!)
- Allow the paint to dry, then add the Easter grass to the inside of the basket.
- Add your desired treats to the basket!
Angry Birds Obstacle
- Stack your candy boxes in any way you'd like to create an Angry Birds obstacle. We created ours right next to the basket.
- Place a few Angry Birds on different levels of the obstacle for a finishing touch!
Angry Birds Eggs
**We placed some of these eggs in the basket and used others in the Angry Birds obstacle that we set up next to it.
- Using the green, yellow, blue and purple plastic eggs, paint the corresponding face onto each egg. (Again, you may want to find a printable stencil online or lightly draw the outline with a pencil or marker, if you don’t want to try it free-hand. You may be surprised at how simple these faces are though!)
- Allow eggs to dry, then fill them with corresponding M&M colors. For example, we placed all of the yellow peanut butter M&Ms in the yellow eggs.
- Remove the labels from the bubble containers.
- Paint the Angry Bird faces on the center of each colored container.
What DIY Easter basket themes have you come up with?