Make Your Kids the World’s GREATEST Easter Basket!

Posted April 9, 2011 by jimhigley

Want an hour to spare this weekend to start a memory your kids will never forget? Why not give the Easter Bunny a hand this year—and make yourself look like the super-dad/mom you are by making your kids an Easter basket with real grass! I did this for years with my own kids. And I guarantee – this is a good one.

It’s a simple project and all it takes is a head start – so get going this weekend! The best part of it is the daily ritual you’ll enjoy with your child for the next couple of weeks as you water the soon-to-be bunny’s nest.

You’ll need the following ingredients:

·         A plastic container to fit inside the Easter basket
·         Potting soil
·         Rye grass seed (the quick grow grass seed)
·         A spray bottle (for daily watering)
·         A large baggie or dry cleaning plastic bag (to create a “greenhouse” effect)



STEP ONE

Fill the plastic container with potting soil and spread the rye grass seed evenly covering the entire are. Spread a thin layer of soil over the seed then water lightly.

STEP TWO
Create a greenhouse effect with a large baggie or—if your basket is large—a dry cleaning plastic bag. You will leave your plastic container in here 24/7 to speed up the germination process.

STEP THREE
You’ll water your soil, using the sprayer, every day. This is a great project for you and your child.  Be careful not to overwater. You want to keep the soil moist—but not muddy. You should start to see germination in about a week. It will look spotty at first…but don’t give up!

STEP FOUR
Within two weeks, you should have a nice thick nest of homegrown grass ready for the Easter Bunny—and your family—to enjoy!

  • Our Mom Spot

    This is really good.

  • Mike

    Great idea. I like the natural "green" aspect of this project. That fake plastic Easter grass is NASTY! Thanks for sharing this.

    Hope you have a great Easter!

  • Lindsey

    That's hilarious! Real grass. It does add a lot to the basket.

  • Jim Higley is the Bobblehead Dad – writer, speaker, life observer and cancer warrior.

    @ourmomspot, Mike and Lindsey! Thank you to all of you for notes and reading. It is silly, isn't it…but I think that's what makes it so incredibly fun for the kids. HOpe it works! Jim

  • Footprints of Peace

    That is such a cute ideal. Thanks for the tip!

  • Anonymous

    Very green. And if you have a dog you can most certainly take the grass out of the basket and patch the piddle spots on the lawn.

    ~Juli