Make An Easter Basket Your Kids will NEVER Forget!

Posted March 28, 2014 by jimhigley

Why not give the Easter Bunny a hand this year—and make yourself look like the super-dad (or mom!) you are by making your kids an Easter basket they’ll never forget. All you need to do is grow your own grass! It’s a perfect project for every dad!

This is a simple project for you and your children—all it takes is a little planning about 10 – 14 days before Easter. The best part of it is the daily ritual you’ll enjoy with your child as you water the soon-to-be bunny’s nest.

Start today! You need to get that grass growing! Here’s what you’ll need:








  • 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)


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.

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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.









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!










Within 10 – 14 days,  you should have a nice thick nest of homegrown grass ready for the Easter Bunny—and your family —to enjoy!

















Happy Easter!