Start this Easter basket at least a week before Easter. It will last for several weeks if you “mow” it regularly with scissors.

  • Basket
  • Heavy clear plastic, 6″ larger than the inside of the basket
  • Indoor potting soil
  • Wheat seed

Line the inside of your basket with plastic and leave at least 6″ of excess all the way around. Fill the basket to within an inch of the top with potting soil and pat the soil down firmly. Sprinkle the surface generously with seed, and cover lightly (1/4″ to 1/2″) with potting soil. Water well, making sure all the seeds are moistened. Pull the excess plastic over the top of the soil to preserve moisture. Set the basket in a warm, sunny spot. In two to three days, the seed will start to sprout, and within a week to ten days, you will have grass.

Decorate the basket with a bow and colored eggs. Add a Spoon Bunny or Easter Veggies. The grass will grow rapidly. Trim with scis­sors. Use the trimmed grass in sandwiches or salads.

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Spoon Bunnies

Tuck these delightful bunnies into your children’s Easter baskets.

  • 6 pastel plastic spoons
  • Red and black puff  paints or permanent markers
  • 1 yard heavy black thread
  • Glue
  • 6 small pink pom-poms
  • 1 (8-1/2″ x 11″) rectangle white felt
  • 1 (8-1/2″ x 11″) rectangle pastel felt (same color as spoons) 6 round suckers
  • 3 yards pastel ribbon
  • 6 (1″) white pom-poms or cotton balls

Paint eyes, mouth, and cheeks on the back of each spoon. Let dry. Tie three 1-1/2″ strands of heavy black thread together in the middle and glue them above the mouth for whiskers. Glue pink pom-pom nose above the whiskers. Cut ears out of the pastel felt, and cut smaller inside ears out of white felt. Glue small white ears on larger pastel ears, and glue them to the back of the head. Place a sucker in the spoon and tie a ribbon around the neck. Glue a small white pom-pom or cotton-ball tail on the sucker stick.

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