It is tricky to come up with inexpensive, non-edible treats to place in your children’s Easter baskets. This week I am going to share a few projects that will give you ideas for fun, colorful Easter basket filler that won’t force more trips to the dentist!
Yesterday, I shared how you can win 4 Tag books to put in your child’s Easter basket. Today I will share my first handmade Easter gift tutorial. These mod, stamped clay plant markers, when packaged with seed packs, will get your little ones excited for Spring planting! You have seen my past experiments with stamping clay and turning it into Christmas ornaments, gift tags, and jewelry dishes, but this might be the most practical use of them all.
To make Mod Stamped Clay Plant Markers, you will need:
a batch of cornstarch clay dough (without the glitter)
small flower stamps (like these)
shot glass or small circle cookie cutter
I used my PSA Essentials Rosettas stamp pack on a wooden handle, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and use your stamp to create impressions in the dough. Use a small cookie cutter or shot glass to cut out the stamps. Carefully transfer them to a cookie sheet and bake in a 175 degree oven for 1 hour, turning them over halfway through the baking time. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
Use colorful permanent markers to decorate the stamps on the clay discs. Let your creativity go wild!
On the flat side of the discs, write the names of the plants in your garden. You can choose to plant a small herb garden, plant the ingredients to make a fresh salad (lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes), or even choose plants that will make great toppings for a pizza (basil, tomatoes, onions, and peppers)!
Package the plant markers up with some pretty packets of seed (or homemade seed tape) and child-sized gardening tools, and you have a lovely addition to an Easter basket!
For more Easter basket gift ideas, click the thumbnails below!
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Thanks, Jessica Hill
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