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Grow Your Own Easter Grass

Growing your own Easter grass filler is cute, fun and educational for kids. Growing basic wheatgrass will work well for Easter baskets, or you can pick up a handy Easter grass growing kit from an eco-minded toy shop.

+ Grow Your Own Spring Grass Kit $9.95

+ Bella Luna Toys

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Green Play Silks

Play silk in place of icky old plastic Easter grass is such an adorable idea. Perfect especially if you’re creating an Easter basket for a baby or young child. The play silks add a splash of safe color to any basket and double as a fun toy for your tot. Plus, play silks are perfectly washable and reusable year-after-year.

+ Mini Play Silks $8.95

+ Sarah’s Silks

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All Natural Easter Grass

This Easter grass is non-plastic, made entirely of finely curled, natural shredded Aspen wood fibers that are soft and crinkly to the touch. Each bag comes with enough grass to fill 1 small basket approx 8″ in diameter.

+ All Natural Easter Grass $2.59

+ Bumblebee Toys

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Recycled Paper Grass

Eco Grass is a paper grass product, made from 100% post recycled paper. It is 100% recyclable after use and crinkle cut so it looks great in any basket. Made in the USA it comes in three fresh spring colors: pink, yellow and green. Paper eco grass can also be reused for many years or simply recycle it in your paper bin. Sold by the case only, but each case includes 12 bags (4 green, 4 pink, 4 yellow), so if you hook up with a couple other eco-families, you can go in together and save some cash.

+ Recycled Paper Grass $24.00

+ Eco Eggs

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Colorful Yarn

If you knit, and always need yarn, you may as well use it to fill an Easter basket before you knit. Yarn not only cradles eggs nicely but it looks beautiful and natural in a basket, plus it’s reusable and non-toxic if you go natural and organic. Many shops offer organic and all natural wool yarn in a rainbow of colors that will make your Easter basket pop.

+ Sweet Pea Alpaca-merino Wool Yarn

+ Llamajama

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Found Nature Items

If you’re willing to create your Easter basket filling the night before, any found nature objects can be used. Flowers, real long grass, leaves, branches, twigs, shiny rocks, ferns and much more can be used to cradle Easter basket goodies. If you don’t have time the night before Easter, find nature items up to a couple of days before and keep them in the fridge. If you like the idea of nature items, but live in the city, near zero green spaces, head to the local thrift store and pick up some reusable fake flowers, leaves and more. Usually you can find these items in the sewing or craft area of stores.

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