Natural Nester Easter Baskets
I had so much fun putting Easter baskets together for my little chicks this year. There were two main themes - birds & crafts.
Each girl is receiving a plush Audubon bird that makes a real bird call. The Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher is a beautifully-colored fancy flier, capable of mid-air somersaults and zigzag flight - perfect for Selby. And my duck lover, Sage gets the green-headed Mallard.
Inspired by SouleMama's section on embroidering with children in her book The Creative Family, Selby's basket includes an embroidery hoop, plastic children's sewing needles, burlap and some pastel embroidery floss. Sage's basket includes some egg-shaped Crayola Beginnings markers and Easter-egg hued craft yarn.
Other goodies tucked among the fat quarters of pretty green fabric I used as filler in each basket include small wooden bird house wind chimes, fabric eggs, pinwheels, toothbrushes and, of course, a few chocolate treats. I have a feeling I'll wake to the sound of birds in the morning!