Thursday, April 2, 2009

EGGSTRAVAGANT ITEMS FOR AN EASTER BASKET

**Please note descriptions of items are from the company website and are not authored by me. For this reason, when you see the word “our” it is the company referring to our and not myself. I love these companies and wanted to make sure I got this posted in time for you all to get orders in and received so I did cut/paste for time efficiency. **

I wanted to highlight for you all some really great Easter goodies from some of the companies I’ve reviewed before.  Because I’ve reviewed them I know they are of good quality, ethical, and have great products.  Here are some of my favorites:

Crucification/Resurrection Felt Story (Click on Felt Story to Go Directly to the Link)

Fun felts describes the felt story as “Includes 13 felt figures to teach your children of Christ's love and sacrifice for all of us. Perfect for Easter.  Includes Story and lesson activity, Scripture Reference, and Coloring/Sequencing page. This set is available pre-cut or as a kit to cut out yourself.” It sells for $11.99. 

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Guess How Much I Love You felt story (Click on Felt Story to Go Directly to the Link). 

This fun felts story set tells the classic story in felt.  This felt set includes a small meadow/hillside scene background, as well as 15 felt figures.

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A Toy Garden has several items that are very appropriate for Easter baskets.  Here are a few ideas…

Over the Rainbow Gnomes:  You could hide each one to be found during
hunting...there are 6 gnomes. A hardworking crew of 6, 2-inch tall gnomes wearing wool felt in a rainbow of colors over brown felt smocks on a solid wooden base.  This merry band works hard in the forest and mines.  They love adventures and fit perfectly in pockets, castles, lunch baskets, and nature table scenes.

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Rainbow Felted Acorn Set: So absolutely precious. Again, would be fabulous on an "Easter" hunt.  Our new Rainbow Felt Acorn Set is the cutest new thing we have!  This is a set of 6 acorns, the acorn caps are from real acorns, the "nut" is needle felted wool of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple (each acorn is one color).  The caps are approximately 3/4" in diameter, the acorn is about 1" long including the cap.  These are adorable for the nature table or a fairy house all year round!  Made in the USA exclusively for www.aToyGarden.com

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Solid wooden eggs in jumbo, large, medium and small sizes for painting, decorating with wax, or playing with as is.   Perfect size for child's kitchen or for use at Easter for a fun treat to find that isn't made of sugar.

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Mini Silks in Silk Purse - again, divide them up, hide them, or wrap little
treasures in them. A beautiful selection of 11x11 inch extra-thick 100% China Silks. These silks are the perfect weight to be anything you or your child wants them to be. This small "hankie" size allows them to be a blankie for a small doll or gnome, a rug/blanket/curtains in a doll house, stuffed into the back of a truck, cargo on a train, mini-scenery... Dolls want to have play silks too! Dyed in the USA.
Your purse will have 8 colors:  lavender, blue, green, yellow, apricot, orange, red, and pink.Silk drawstring bags are dyed in lavender. Perfect for boys or girls.

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Herbal Play Bean Bags : Our Set of 8 Beautiful Bean Bags are home-made in a variety of quality cotton prints and are filled with beans and organic herbs (lavender, mint, or chamomile) for a multi-sensory effect. They sound, feel, look, and smell wonderful. These bean bags can be played with, tossed, stacked, counted, matched, slept with, used as doll furniture, carried in wooden trucks, balanced on one's head, juggled, used as weights to hold silks over play stands, moved from basket to basket by busy little children. Made by Sonya. USA.(**I have these and love them SO much)**

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Wood Rabbit Set : Our Sitting and Running Rabbit bring along a wooden Carrot and Beet and are eager to jump out of the box to be played with or rest on your Spring Nature Table. Sitting Rabbit is 2 1/2 inches tall, Running Rabbit is almost 3 inches long. We've packaged the set in a lavender organza bag. Handmade in Northern California from recycled Organic Orchard wood.

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Wood Duck Set :Our friends have created another adorable set that will grace your Springtime table and be a cherished set for your children to play with.  Mother Duck is graceful and sturdy and is followed by 3 little ducklings, carved from a yellowish wood with naturally occurring black flecks - reminiscent of feathers! 
We've packaged this set in an organza bag. Ducks are handmade in the USA of recycled Organic Orchard wood.  Mother duck is 2 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches long.  Babies are 1 1/4 inches long.

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Small Bolga Baskets: These beautiful handmade baskets, which are called Bolga baskets, are made by artists in a small village in Northern Ghana called Bolgatanga. They have been made there for decades, providing a livelihood for many local families. Bolga baskets are made out of a natural grass known locally as Kinkanhe. Some of the grass is dyed with vibrant colors and is woven into intricate patterns to make the basket. The handles are wrapped in leather, making them comfortable for a child to carry. There are countless uses for these wonderful handmade baskets. Patterns vary, most are colorful displaying different geometric patterns. Fair Trade. Baskets are 7-9 inches across.

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Egg Gathering Basket Kits - older children, 6 and up can enjoy making their own, US made kit.

This egg gathering basket is perfect for fresh eggs, garden harvest, Easter treats, fruits, lunches, or dried flower arrangements. This basket style originated in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  Early immigrants shared their basketry techniques with the Cherokee Indians, who developed unique hand-dyed splint baskets with materials available in New England. Artisans in the Ozarks and Appalachian Mountains continue to make sturdy egg baskets with oak, ash, hickory, and maple splints and handles. The kit contains two twisted rattan hoops for the rim and handle, flat reed and a simple instruction booklet. Made in the USA.

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Art To the Extreme has some adorable egg crayons! 

Looking for a fun and egg-citing treat for your Easter Basket??
These fun and exciting crayons are perfect for kids and adults alike!
Each crayon is unique in its egg shape and combination of rainbow colors! Easter Egg Rainbow Crayons measure approximately 2.5" long, 2" wide, and 1" deep.
Made from recycled crayons,the Easter Egg Rainbow Crayons make drawings and crayon rubbings fun and easy for younger kids because of its larger size and shape for a stronger grip.
Being an art teacher, I found it easier and more engaging to use these Rainbow Crayons with my kindergarten students while working on a texture rubbing project!!!
THIS PURCHASE IS FOR 4 EASTER EGG RAINBOW CRAYONS.
*Made from Non-Toxic crayons.

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1 comments:

~Bobbi~ said...

I love the paper plate crafts! They are so cute. Thanks for the idea!