I love finding new and fun ways to incorporate non-candy treats into my kids’ Easter baskets. I’m all for a little chocolate but it’s nice to give them something else to munch on. Healthier treats will go over better if they are presented in a fun way and these no candy Easter treat bags are guaranteed to be a hit. Check out my felt carrots from last year. The felt carrots require a little bit of time, effort and crafty abilities. I’m here now to show you a super-simple way to make non-candy treats look awesome in your kid’s Easter baskets. These will take you no more than 5 minutes to make. Talk about the perfect craft.
- clear disposable icing bags (can be found in the baking section of just about any store)
- green ribbon
- goodies for inside the bag – there is a list of ideas below
Pour your goodies into the bag. Make sure to push a piece or two as far down the point of the bag as you can manage before pouring in the rest – this will help ensure you get a more pointy carrot shape. Fill the bag about 3/4 of the way full so you have room to close it.
Using a piece of green ribbon, tie a bow snugly near the top of the bag.
Fluff out the top nicely so it’s a bit more like a carrot shape.
Voila! You just instantly made those non-candy Easter treats look awesome. Did you time yourself? I bet it took you less than 5 minutes!
- Goldfish crackers
- Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies
- trail mix (I used one called Paradise Mix that is all dried fruit)
- dried mangoes and apricots
- baby carrots (if using perishables, don’t assemble the bag until last minute or they will dry out)
- kumquats (see above)
- fruit snacks (Annie’s sells bunny fruit snacks)
- Cheez-Its or other cheesy crackers
- Corn nuts
- Soy nuts
- BBQ or honey-roasted peanuts
You can also fill the bag with little toys! Any small toy like Shopkins, marbles or even crayons would look fun in the clear bags!
Looking for more great crafts, activities, and foods to celebrate Easter? Check these out.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.