Printable Easter Baskets – Hershey’s #BunnyTrail

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I was compensated for this post by Global Influence. I also received candy from Hershey’s to facilitate this post – and even better, one lucky reader gets to win a Hershey’s Chocolate prize pack!

Easter will be here before you know it (April 20th, in case you’re wondering…thank goodness for Google). Easter means a lot of things to me…Spring, cute dresses for the toddler, family, and of course…chocolate.

This year I wanted to make something cute and festive that we could pass out to the kids in the neighborhood as well as my kids’ classmates. Nothing expensive…just something cute, Easter-y, and handmade (I don’t always go handmade, but when I do…I don’t mess around). The GIANT BOX of Hershey’s candy I received in the mail (two days after I started Weight Watchers…no comments on the internal struggle that followed the chocolate’s arrival) served as inspiration for these handmade paper Easter baskets (template for free printable Easter baskets below!).

Make Your Own Easter Baskets 2

Handmade paper Easter baskets.

{Side note: Did I mention that HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate is actually my favorite chocolate? And that I require it as a gift from my husband on Mother’s Day, my birthday, and Valentine’s Day, and stuff my kids’ Easter baskets with it so I can have some, too?}

The Cadbury Eggs, Cadbury Mini Eggs, REESE’S Peanut Butter Reester Bunnies, and the HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolates are all the perfect size for these cute little baskets.

Here’s what you need to make these handmade paper Easter baskets:

  • Color printer (or, just print them out in black and white and use them to trace out the pattern on scrapbook paper)
  • Paper (cardstock works best)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • HERSHEY’s candy (to fill them up with goodies!)
  • Easter grass (optional…I found mine at a craft store for $1.00)

Click here to download the free printable Easter Basket templates (and go easy on me…I’m still super new to this graphic design stuff):

Free Printable Easter Basket Templates

Click the image to download!

This craft is “easy” – it doesn’t involve power tools and it’s mindless enough that you can do it while watching Real Housewives (that’s not just me, right?) – but it’s not really little kid-friendly. You do need some level of dexterity and patience to get the first basket or two together (the more you make, the easier they get).

Here’s a simple tutorial on how to make your baskets.

Make Your Own Easter Basket Tutorial

  1. Print your basket templates and cut all of the pieces out (I used a paper cutter for the long strips, but I made plenty of these using just scissors and they worked just fine).
  2. Fold the sides of the box in towards the center and then along the dotted lines (much easier if you fold first!).
  3. Take one of your basket weaving strips and fold it into a square. Use a piece of tape the secure it. It’s easier to work with an already-formed square (trust me!).
  4. Weave the basket’s strips around the square weaving strip (one goes over, the next goes under…all around the square). This can be a little bit tricky, so I used tape to secure it every now and then.
  5. Once you’ve got the basket complete, use tape (on the inside of the basket) to keep the strips in place. Fold the strip that will be the top of the basket in half, lengthwise.
  6. Fold the basket top strip into quarters and place on the top of the basket. Use tape to secure.
  7. Tape the handle to the inside of the box, and…ta-da! All done!

Although I didn’t let my kids help (aside from handing me little pieces of tape), they LOVE these little baskets! They have been carrying them around the house and fighting over who gets to play with them next (the fighting part’s not so great, but the part where they love playing with them is!).

There are all kinds of fun (and delicious) Easter ideas at CelebratewithHersheys.com. If you are looking for inspiration, you will find plenty here. My favorite (if I had to pick one) is this super cute WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS Wreath (it is *right* up my alley – kind of wish I’d thought of it first!).

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  1. David says

    My favorite Easter tradition is the Easter egg hunt. I can remember how much fun we had.My favorite recipe is the peanut butter bunnycakes. Not only are they cute, but the kids would have fun making them.

  2. Shawn says

    We like to fill the plastic Easter eggs with candy and hide them around the house. The Fudgey Brownie Pie sounds really good from the website.

  3. Elisabeth S says

    Peanut butter fudge looks yummy!

    My family has always given small gifts on Easter – earrings, golf balls, etc. It’s a nice gesture.

  4. ELIZA ELLIOT says

    My favorite tradition Church in the morning – so peaceful and such a tradition

    Favorite recipe from link is the black eyed susan cheesecakes – so cute and a great idea

  5. Nancy Loring says

    I know that this is not a recipe but my kids and I agree that we all like the robins egg wreath. We’re going to try and make this for Easter. Our easter tradition has gone on for 3 generations and that is going out to get a new outfit.

  6. Maggie Smith says

    Love the Easter Racers on the site and our tradition is that we always eat ham and pineapple salad for Easter!

  7. laura ari says

    Our favorite tradition is to hide the easter baskets and I can’t wait to try the velvety chocolate cream pie!

  8. sarah jerome says

    using water coloring to color eggs with the kids.. making up their easter baskets n having a nice family easter dinner all together..

  9. Casie K. says

    My favorite Easter tradition is definitely the big meal–brown sugar glaze ham, baked mac and cheese, roasted asparagus, homemade bread, and peach pie for dessert. I’m drooling just thinking about it! My favorite thing on the Hershey’s site is their Peanut Butter Chip Banana Muffins recipe! And I like their foil egg wreath, too!

  10. Nancy says

    I like to color Easter eggs and make up Easter Baskets.

    I like their recipe for Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie.

  11. Ronda says

    My favorite Easter tradition is decorating eggs with the children and spending Easter with family.
    the Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake looks very good.

  12. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    My Favorite Tradition Is Easter Egg Hunts And I LOVE The HERSHEY’S Miniature Easter Egg Tree Craft!

  13. Nesca Crespo says

    I like the Road Rally Egg Hunt craft. I think your baskets turned out really cute. Every year I just have Easter dinner with my boyfriend’s family since my family lives 2 and half hours away from me. It’s nice to spend time with his family. Back when I was a kid ofcourse it would be all about the easter egg hunts and getting baskets filled with goodies from mom. I think I will be doing an egg hunt for my kiddies this year!

  14. Debra Pauley says

    We like to fill the plastic Easter eggs with candy and hide them around the house. The Fudgey Brownie Pie sounds really good

  15. sharon says

    easter egg hunts for the younger kids, and coin hunts indoors for the older kids. i liked the birds nest cupcakes!

  16. Linda Kwolek says

    Our favorite tradition is decorating Easter Eggs and our favorite recipe is cut out sugar cookies. We have a blast decorating cookies.

  17. Kaitlin says

    My favorite Easter tradition is getting out my hand-embroidered basket! I like the easter basket cup cakes

  18. Sue Hull says

    I love going to my sisters house and hiding eggs for my nieces. I love coloring eggs with them. On Easter our whole family gets together. Ive always liked making hersheys cupcakes.Thank you for the yummy giveaway :)
    Thanks for sharing the cute printables :)

  19. kelly mcgrew says

    my favorite is the church service. its great seeing people all come together.

    my favorite recipe is Butter-Nut Chocolate Topped Cookies

  20. sara giresi says

    I love the Easter egg hunt at the beach with my kids and their friends! Reminds me of when i was a kid! I love the JOLLY RANCHER Mosaic Easter Eggs. IDK if i could keep my kids from picking off the jrllybeans tho!

  21. natalie yeoman says

    my favorite tradition is going over my grandmas for baskets every year.
    and my favorite recipe is the coconut marshmellow nest

  22. Marsha Hinton says

    I love the Reese’s Racers on CelebrateWithHersheys.com. They would be so fun to make. We love to hide chocolate eggs for the kids to find. They love it. It would be great to win this giveaway.

  23. Shawna says

    The birds nest cupcakes on CelebrateWithHersheys.com are adorable! definitely wish I could make them look like that lol (worth a try!)
    My favorite Easter tradition is hiding the easter baskets! Most familys do an egg hunt, but my mother always hid our baskets with candy and prizes! =) I’m definitely gonna do that for my kids this year!

  24. Annmarie W. says

    I love to color Easter eggs with the kids, and their Egg Decorating Holder craft ideas go great with this!

  25. Emily D. says

    Coconut Marshmallow Nests. My favorite tradition is the hunt in the morning for the kids that the Bunny set up the night before. :)

  26. heather b says

    Our tradition is coloring easter eggs the night before easter and I love the Road Rally Egg Hunt activity

  27. June Lisle says

    My favorite Easter tradition is reading the Bible and the craft I like most is the HERSHEY’S KISSES Caramel Flowers.

  28. Laura says

    I’ve always loved the tradition of dying eggs, it’s really fun and decorative!
    And making little easter baskets is fun and something you can do with kids.

  29. Sarah Cool says

    Spending time with family, having good food and fun egg hunts. I would love to try the Chocolatey Peanut brittle recipe

  30. Madeline says

    I like the Chocolate Coconut Macaroons recipe! One of our traditions is to go to Grandma’s house to hunt Easter eggs and eat a yummy meal with lots of chocolate for dessert.

  31. kathy f says

    My favorite Easter tradition is going to church and then having dinner with family. I would like to make the Bird’s Nest Cupcakes. They look so fun and delicious.

  32. MARTHA says

    Easter traditions are great times with the family while the little kids & big kids hunt for that lucky egg,,,as for the recipe I also like the birds nest cupcakes looks so fun n festive.

  33. Laura C. says

    I like the Lightning Bug Egg Hunt craft project. Our family has a big meal and we arrange fun activities for the kids like Easter egg hunts and crafts.

  34. Kim Reid says

    We like to dye easter eggs and have a hunt, I like the Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Egg Easter Pie recipe!

  35. Alina Hahn says

    We love dying Easter eggs each year and being creative. The Rich n Good Chocolate Truffles look yummy! Might have to make those…

  36. Meghan says

    I love to make the lamb shaped cake my mom and grandmom always make. I would try the chocolatey peanut brittle.

  37. Misty Lunceford says

    Our tradition is we get all the kids in our family together for a huge easter egg hunt! My favorite recipe is HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Easter Bunny Cake!

  38. Samantha D says

    The Easter basket cupcakes look good but all the recipes are cute. Wish I was a kid again around Easter because always had fun especially with my grandma. We’d make lamb cakes. With my Greek Orthodox family we do the red egg cracking game which is always a fun competition

  39. Cassandra Eastman says

    My favorite Easter tradition is coloring easter eggs with my children and watching them hunt eggs on Easter!
    I’d love to make the Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Easter Bunny Cake with my kids!

  40. Terry Maigi says

    We have a HUGE Easter egg hunt at my parents house every year! It is so much fun! Even the adults are involved!
    The Easter Basket Cupcakes are so cute!

  41. kaitlin says

    I love hiding the easter eggs for the kids to find… and eating chocolate while doing it! Yum!

    My favorite HERSEY’s craft is how to decorate eggs. There are so many unique ways to do it now!

  42. Amy Orvin says

    My favorite Easter tradition is dying Easter eggs and my favorite recipe idea from

    the Hershey’s site is the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie.

  43. Katherine Donovan says

    When my kids were little, the “Easter Bunny” would accidentally leave jelly beans on the floor. I would pretend to get upset because he left a mess. The Easter Bunny would also leave clues for them to find their Easter basket. My kids loved it!! Now the tradition will start with my 2 year old grandson this year.

    I love the Bird’s Nest Cupcakes on the Hershey’s website, Super cute!

  44. Jenny Stanek says

    I love the Easter Bunny Egg Racers!

    Our current tradition just includes a fun egg hunt in our house and then the 3 kids dress up. A very typical :)

  45. Dawn K. says

    We have a huge easter egg hunt outside on Easter. I really like the coconut marshmallow nests featured on the site.

  46. allyson tice says

    Our favorite Easter tradition is the kids easter egg hunt outside! The kids have a blast and its something we have done since i was little! My favorite recipie is the Peanut Better Bunnies!

  47. Amanda N. says

    Founding out what is in the Easter Basket was always a treat for us and I’m trying to do the same with my boys. I think I want to try the chocolate peanut butter chip fudge…YUM!

  48. Kristin Goodson says

    We love to dye eggs and have an egg hunt! My favorite recipe is the peanut butter Easter bonnets!

  49. Pam O says

    My favorite tradition is the egg hunt, my son gets so excited. My favorite recipe is the Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

  50. Sents Saver says

    my favorite easter tradition is definitely dinner at my aunts house with my whole family!
    I love the Peanut Butter Bunnycakes recipe! so awesome!!!

  51. Dawn Monroe says

    I like being able to have easter egg hunts again now that we have grandkids. Id like to try the miniature easter egg tree craft.

  52. Angela P. says

    My favorite Easter tradition is coloring eggs with my kids. My favorite recipe is the creamy double decker fudge. I gotta try to make that one soon! yum.

  53. Connie Lee says

    I like to have a special family dinner on Easter with family and friends. I like Hershey’s recipe Coconut Cake Nests.

  54. Rhonda Silverman says

    I loved the Hershey site and the egg hunt ideas. I am going to try the princess one…and the recipes look great!!

  55. says

    We hide Easter Eggs. But my favorite is hiding the actual Easter basket. From the time I was very small, my grandmother hid our full baskets somewhere in her house. We’d search high and low. The older you got, the harder they were to find.
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  56. D Schmidt says

    My favorite tradition is creating clues and hiding eggs for my kids around the home! Visited the site and I really like the recipe for MOUNDS Coconut Easter Basket Cake

  57. Janet W. says

    My favorite Easter tradition is doing an Easter egg hunt for my grandsons. They love it!
    My favorite craft is the WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS Wreath!

  58. Brigitte B says

    When My kids were younger we did Easter egg hunts but now that they are older I give them a gift bag with Easter goodies. I would love to try the Easter cupcakes.

  59. Jodie Rosenblum says

    My favorite easter tradition is the easter egg hunts, and one of my favorite recipes from the website is the easter basket cupcakes.

  60. wen budro says

    My fave tradition is the easter egg hunt and my fave recipe is the easter basket cupcakes….too cute.

  61. Jackie says

    My favorite tradition is coloring eggs with my daughters.
    A recipe I like is the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets. They are pretty and sound delicious.
    Thank you!

  62. Miranda G says

    As a child, we always got up early and then after we would search for easter eggs and have an easter bunch. Now that I’m a mom I want to do some of those things with my son.
    On the website, I would love to try the sugared chocolate eggs.

  63. DESIREE H says

    My favorite Easter tradition are the egg hunts!!
    I would like to try the Peanut Butter Bunny Cakes recipe from the website!
    Thanks

  64. rebecca m says

    I really want to try the velvety chocolate cream pie. It looks so delicious. And, I love spending time with my family on Easter. We usually do something fun together.

  65. Kathleen Richardson says

    Our Easter tradition is buying our children a new stuffed Easter bunny each year. I love the Road Rally Egg Hunt craft.

  66. Peggy Johnson says

    favorite tradition is having an Easter egg hunt for all the kids. We like the Easter basket cupcakes

  67. Dawn Sterner says

    We love coloring eggs, having an egg hunt & a delicious Easter dinner! My favorite recipe is the Easter Basket Cupcakes!

  68. Sarah Coenen says

    My husband is an Air Force chaplain so we get to participate in the base easter egg hunt which my boys love. We also get to enjoy my husband’s sermon on Easter morning. Easter is my favorite holiday. Such a wonderful time of year!!! We will certainly make those sweet little baskets for our Easter dinner table! As far as crafts on the site, I think that my boys would really like to make those adorable little racers and then I would gobble them up! ;)

  69. april yedinak says

    My favorite tradition is decorating eggs with my kids. My favorite recipe is the coconut basket cake.

  70. Diane Cooper says

    My favorite tradition is our family Easter egg hunt. My favorite recipe at CelebrateWithHershey’s is the PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNY CAKE. I am going to make this for my grandchildren this year!

  71. Stacy T. says

    We do a big family hunt every year for all the kids/grandkids in the family. I’d like to try the Easter Bunny Egg Racers.

  72. sarah jerome says

    awesome giveaway in time for easter.. with having 8 grandkids it gets expensive.. thanks for the change… Happy Easter to u n ur Family.. :)

  73. lindsay hess says

    I love the Birds Nest Cupcakes!! My family Easter tradition is coloring eggs the day before Easter Sunday, then we hide them on Easter Morning along with all the other egg goodies:)

  74. Sara Arcuri says

    My favorite Easter tradition is painting eggs with all my nieces and nephews! And my favorite recipe is the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets…so cute! :)

  75. Melissa L. says

    My favorite Easter tradition is finding Easter eggs. My favorite recipe from the site is the peanut butter bonnets. They are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Kasee Johnson says

    We use the same baskets every year, and the Easter Bunny Egg Racers would be an AWESOME craft to get everyone ready for springtime fun! But the tradition we follow is squeezing the faces on the Peeps. When I was little, I mentioned something about keeping my Peeps perfect, so my mom reached over and squished a head. I was horrified! So she made sure to squeeze a face or two every year. And I follow the same tradition, horrifying my kids, too.

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