This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
Easter is almost here! Easter is one of our favorite Holidays of the year. And we love to do a lot of crafts and goodies around Easter time. This year, I wanted to do something special for the kids and their Easter basket. One of the hardest parts is coming up with fun Easter Basket ideas. So with the help of our favorite Hershey’s iconic Easter candy from Hershey and our huge collection of LEGO pieces I created a unique and fun DIY LEGO Easter Basket Idea!
DIY LEGO Easter Basket
One of the fun things about this LEGO Easter Basket is that it is simple, doesn’t require a lot of time or cost. Mostly I raided the kid’s LEGO pieces stash. You don’t need a lot of fancy pieces either. Just the classic LEGO pieces. And maybe a few characters that you happen to have laying around.
- 1 flat LEGO base board
- square, rectangle block pieces (number varies based on how big your base is and how tall you want the sides)
- 1 Window/door LEGO piece
- 1 small round floral foam piece (cut in half)
- Your favorite Hershey Candies such as Cadbury Hollow Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, Cadbury Creme Egg Candy,Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs Candy Carrot, Jolly Rancher Easter Shaped Lollipops, Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans.
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To begin simply start building up a basket. Place blocks around the outer edge of the LEGO base board. You can do it all one color or multi-colored. I just worked with what blocks we had on hand. So I tried to keep each side a single color. But of course you can do whatever you like. When you have the Easter Basket to the height that you want the edges then you can move onto building the Jolly Rancher Easter Shaped Lollipops holder. Take the Foam circle and cut it in half. Then lay on it’s side (flat side down). Insert the lollipops into the foam brick as if they were flowers sprouting. Then place inside the LEGO Easter Basket. Next we are going to make a candy dispenser! Take the other bricks and begin to build up a smaller square or rectangle box. Use the Window or door LEGO piece in the front. This will be the opening for the Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans candy dispenser. Keep building up with blocks until it is as deep as you would like. Then attach to the edge of the basket. Then fill with the Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans. Next arrange the other Hershey Easter candy inside the LEGO basket, to make it look nice. Draw attention to the Cadbury Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny. Cause I mean what kid doesn’t look forward to the chocolate bunny? Once all the candy is in place, then start on the “handle”. Find the center of each wall of the basket. Begin building up brick upon brick until it is tall enough to go over the Cadbury Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny. Then with smaller and thinner rectangle or square LEGO pieces begin going out from both sides to meet in the center. Now obviously you won’t be carrying this Easter Basket by the handle. But it sure does complete the look! Finally if you like, throw in a few more items into the Easter Basket. Visit our Easter Basket Ideas to add in more fun Easter Basket fillers! We have lists of items for kids of all ages from baby to adult!
Top it off with decorating the sides of the Easter Basket with any Characters you happen to have around. And make sure you hide the basket until Easter. Because once the kids see this awesome LEGO Easter Basket they are not going to let it go! This is truly a fun way to make this Easter stand out as a memory they will keep for a lifetime. They will always remember the year that you created a cool LEGO Easter Basket filled with their favorite candies from Hershey!
And for even more fun Easter Basket fun check out Celebrate with Hershey’s for more fun Easter Ideas crafts and recipes!