Easter Basket Idea for Teens from Walmart

If you’re looking for an easy and affordable Easter basket idea that will please your teenage children or college-aged kids, look no further than this Easter basket filled with gift cards, candy, and money from Walmart. It’s the perfect way to show them how much you care, without spending a fortune. Plus, they’ll be able to use this easter basket idea well after the holiday is over.

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As my kids get a little older it gets a little harder each year to figure out what to do for them for holidays like Easter. When I saw this little igloo cooler at Walmart, it looked like the perfect solution for their Easter baskets!

Size matters and these were just the right size for an Easter basket. Not so big that it would take loads of things to fill them up and not too small, either. The price was just right at around $10. Also, there is the fact that using a cooler was something they could keep using well after Easter has come and gone!

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What you’ll need to make an Easter Basket for teens

  • small cooler or lunch bag either one would be work
  • packing paper or kraft paper
  • crinkles or Easter grass
  • large items and small items
  • tissue paper
  • Cricut Monogram (optional)

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Steps for making an Easter Basket your teen will love!

Step One

Start with an igloo cooler. You can find these at most stores or online at Walmart HERE.

small red cooler

Step Two

Add packing paper. Crumple up individual sheets of packing paper or kraft paper from the Dollar Tree to create a base inside your “Easter basket” cooler.

crumpling up packing paper

This will take up a lot of that extra space at the bottom of the cooler so that you don’t have to worry about filling up that part.

Add a top layer of paper folded in half to create a ‘shelf-like’ barrier upon which to start your Easter basket filler.

flat layer of packing paper

Step Three

Grab your favorite Easter basket filler. I used brown crinkle paper for a more neutral base, but you can find it in all sorts of bright and festive Easter colors just about everywhere.

brown crinkle paper inside cooler

Add as much as you like to the top of the “packing paper shelf”. I added a bag and a half to each cooler.

Step Four

Next, fill the Easter basket with the largest items. (See my list of Easter basket ideas below)

I like to add a large chocolate bunny of sorts and something to give it height in the back.

Fill in with smaller gift items, a plush stuffed animal (like this cute Peep), and lastly add gift cards to their favorite stores or restaurants.

As an added bonus, I like to fill a few plastic eggs like these with money as a surprise for them to find in the Easter basket.

easter bunny plastic egg

Step Five

Finally, fill in the gaps and any holes in your Easter basket with some tissue paper.

adding tissue paper to easter basket

Grab the tissue paper in any colors and make a cone shape to stuff down in the spaces to make the Easter basket look super full and pretty!

Step Six (optional)

Add a fun monogram using your Cricut or favorite cutting machine to the front or side or top of the cooler!

adding monogram to cooler

This can be super helpful if you have a few teenagers to make Easter baskets for and you want to personalize them. I had three!

two personalized cooler Easter baskets

Didn’t these turn out so cute? The best part is how easy they were to put together.

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I cannot wait to see their faces when they find out their Easter basket doubles as a small cooler they can use at the pool or in the car!

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Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys

  • Sports Drink Bottle
  • Frisbee
  • Sports Balls
  • Pocket Games
  • Playing Cards
  • Workout Gear
  • Ballcap
  • Giftcards
  • Cash

Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Girls

  • Hair accessories
  • Makeup, lip gloss, chapstick
  • Spa Treatments, facial masks
  • Coozies, can coolers
  • Sleep mask
  • Jewelry
  • Giftcards
  • Cash

Affordable Easter Basket idea for teens

Don’t get caught without something for your older kids this Easter! It’s easy to through this Easter basket idea together last minute. These Easter baskets literally took me 10 minutes to put together and I made three of them!

For more Easter Basket Ideas and Inspiration you may want to check out this post.

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Easter Basket Idea for Teens from Walmart

If you’re looking for an easy and affordable Easter basket idea that will please your teenage children or college-aged kids, look no further than this Easter basket I filled with gift cards, candy, and money from Walmart. It’s the perfect way to show them how much you care, without spending a fortune. Plus, they’ll be able to use this easter basket idea well after the holiday is over.
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Materials

  • cooler or lunch bag either one would be work
  • packing paper or kraft paper
  • crinkles or Easter grass
  • large items and small items
  • tissue paper
  • Cricut monogram optional

Instructions

  • Start with an igloo cooler. You can find these at most stores or online HERE.
  • Add packing paper. Crumple up individual sheets of packing paper or kraft paper from the Dollar Tree to create a base inside your “Easter basket” cooler.
  • Add a top layer of paper folded in half to create a ‘shelf-like’ barrier upon which to start your Easter basket filler.
  • Grab your favorite Easter basket filler. I used brown crinkle paper for a more neutral base, but you can find it in all sorts of bright and festive Easter colors just about everywhere.
  • Add as much as you like. I added a bag and a half to each cooler.
  • Next, fill the Easter basket with the largest items. (See my list of Easter basket ideas below)
  • Fill in with smaller gift items and lastly add gift cards to their favorite stores or restaurants.
  • As an added bonus, I like to fill a few plastic eggs like these with money as a surprise for them to find in the Easter basket.
  • Finally, fill in the gaps and any holes in your Easter basket with some tissue paper.

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