Here’s a lovely idea that is truly suited for all ages. An Easter basket for adults, kids, men, women, boys, girls, teachers, neighbors, friends, even your cat…I’m sure any cat would enjoy shredding a coloring book.
Who wouldn’t want to get one of these baskets of coloring goodies? It’s so easy to put these together for your coloring obsessed friends and family. Put one together for someone who isn’t into coloring yet, and watch how fast they catch the bug! It doesn’t have to expensive either, I’ll show you how to make it special on a budget. Some folks need ideas for Easter baskets without candy. This is an excellent choice for you too!
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You don’t want to just go to the dollar store and just grab all the coloring things you can find. Well, maybe you do, they do have some surprisingly good stuff! I like to make my gifts feel a little more special than that.
The key is to mix a few “luxury” items in with the more affordable ones.
Go ahead and hit the dollar store to get your basket, bucket, or other festive container, and check out what they have for fun accessories too. I’ve found good pencil sharpeners, colorful erasers, and cute cups and mini buckets that make great pencil holders!
Then add in a few special items. How about a themed coloring book? Instead of putting candy in the basket, a book of candy to color! Add a flower coloring book, or maybe one with bunnies! Try to find a unique book, that your recipient might not have yet. This can be more of a challenge for some, as some coloring fans have a LOT of coloring books!!
Of course, something new to color with is always nice. You can pick up some basics from the dollar or discount store, or splurge and get something really nice from the art supply store! Here’s some nice sets that are somewhere in between. They color nicely, have a great variety of vibrant colors, and are affordable.
Now you can add an extra item, like a few cups or small buckets to hold pencils, or a nice pencil case for taking coloring on the road. Here’s some fun and cool pencil cups! You should probably decide what’s going in your Easter basket first, so you know how big of a basket you’re going to need!
I have one of these Laura Ashley pencil totes that was given to me by a friend, and I love it!! I keep it in my “big purse”, along with a coloring book or two, so I always have a couple dozen colored pencils with me, in case the coloring bug hits! This is a great little gift to add to your Easter basket.
You could fill plastic Easter eggs with fun little things like a small pencil sharpener, erasers, and blending sticks.
All of these items will be sure to delight, and make a great Easter basket with no candy, if that’s what you need. Of course you can certainly add whatever sweet treats you would like, as well! I hope this will help you to create a fun and well loved Easter coloring basket for the child or adult coloring fan in your life! What would you add to your basket?