Fun Easter Crafts Using Halos

Fun Easter Crafts Using Halos


As much as I love chocolate, I have zero willpower and could happily devour a chocolate Easter bunny all on my own without batting an eye. So when we get packages of candy or the girls receive it from some activity or event, we stash it in the cabinet where they can help themselves, but it’s out of sight for me. It seems like every time I turn around, there’s another holiday that refills our chocolate and candy coffers and we often end up throwing old stuff away to make room for the new treats. This, combined with our love of board games, inspired me to create a list of 10 non-candy Easter basket ideas to expand on the concept of shifting the focus of the Easter basket from food to fun.

We recognize that not all parents want to be adding candy to the basket. To help ease parents’ minds, I thought I would toss out another sweet idea: add Halos instead. Every kid I know loves them and at a recent event for Kennedy, the kids preferred Halos as a snack over many of the other options. So why not create Easter baskets that have a mix healthy snacks and non-food items?! We put together a basket that included some Halos, a fun Silly Squeaks toy and a couple of games. This particular basket has Super Kitty Bug Slap from Steve Jackson Games and Zooscape from Tasty Minstrel Games, but there are several others such as Tutti Fruitti or Yogi from Gigamic that are compact and great for families.

Not only can you feel confident adding Wonderful Halos to an Easter basket, you can also paint Halos in addition to or instead of eggs. You can also incorporate them into other Easter crafts.

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We used a couple craft kits to give our Halos a festive look. These crafts are designed for eggs so we had to improvise to get them to fit the Halos. As an example, the kit that included a chick, bunny and lamb required us to glue to foam down then secure it with a rubber band while it dried. Once it was done, it was adorable!

Want a sweet alternative to Easter candy? Get festive with these Easter crafts that include Halos California mandarins. -

Another craft involved different animals hiding in the grass. The foam grass wrap would have fit an egg perfectly, but Halos are a bit chubbier. So we used two kits, using the self-adhesive to attach the two grass pieces together then cut off the excess. We separated the grass and cut a few pieces off it to give it additional character. We also decided to tape two on top off each other because, hey, why not? After adhering the self-adhesive flowers to the grass, we moved on to giving the critter a face and hands.

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These turned out really cute and the premade kits would make it easy for little kids as long as you knew what you needed to improvise on in advance and are prepared for it.

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If you are looking for snacks for Easter parties at school, these are fun and non-denominational snack/craft combination. These laced baskets are classy and would be excellent gifts for teachers or even classmates. Personally, I think students would get a kick out of the Halos Bunny Pouch or cute Easter chick even more. Want an even easier idea? Attach parsley to the top and turn Halos into chubby carrots! We’re doing a quick giveaway (and by quick, I mean it’s only going to be open a couple of days) to give a Halos Easter basket prize pack to one of our readers! Hurry though. We need to draw the winner to be able to get the prize shipped in time for the holiday!

Wonderful Halos Easter Basket Giveaway

Nicole Brady

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45 comments on «Fun Easter Crafts Using Halos»

  1. Rania R says:

    Pencils and stickers

  2. jessica m says:

    They would enjoy plush animals,gift cards.

  3. Darla Peduzzi says:

    Coloring books, crayons, stickers and little toys.

  4. Donna L says:

    I think they would enjoy Halo’s, mini travel games, small bag of chips, books and stuffed animals.

  5. RICHARD SKUSE says:


  6. Sandy Klocinski says:

    A sketchbook and metallic colored pencils for drawing and doodling

  7. Ann Fantom says:

    I like to put an age appropriate book in Easter in baskets

  8. Nancy says:

    I think books are a great addition to Easter baskets.

  9. Mia says:

    Bubbles and silly putty are something we add to the Easter Baskets.

  10. John Smith says:

    “What non-candy items do you think kids would enjoy in Easter baskets?” Healthful snack bars!

  11. Julieh says:

    I like to put fun kids card games and activity books in Easter baskets.

  12. Cynthia C says:

    My nieces like small craft kits and springtime outdoor toys like bubbles and sidewalk chalk.

  13. Kelly Hanley says:

    coloring books

  14. Erin LeFebvre says:

    I always but dried fruit in my kids baskets.
    With coloring books and new crayons.

  15. Anne S says:

    Halos is a wonderful idea. Besides that raisins, nuts, pretzels and real hard boiled eggs for other food items and then little gifts!

  16. Kim says:

    coloring books


    Comic books, toys, money, and puppies!!!

  18. Wendy R. says:

    My kids would like avocados, flavored drops for water, stickers, I can think of so much!

  19. Josh Christian says:

    My kids go nuts for the plastic eggs, even if there’s nothing inside of them!

  20. Dana says:

    I think stuffed animals are always a big hit.

  21. Daniel Scott says:

    We add a book, movie and plush animal to Easter baskets.

  22. rajee pandi says:

    color books and color pencils

  23. kathy pease says:

    My kids liked getting dvds or video games

  24. Lisa says:

    Movies or books!

  25. Halos with lots of toys geared toward child’s interests.

  26. Jennifer H. says:

    Our daughter likes puzzles.

  27. Kayla Klontz says:

    Coloring books, reading books, hard boiled eggs, bubbles, small toys, there’s tons of stuff they’d love that aren’t candy!

  28. Sarah L says:

    I like bubbles and sidewalk chalks.
    Thanks for the contest.

  29. MeMe R says:


  30. Shakeia Rieux says:

    Colors books, books, crayons, chalk, bubbles and toys.

  31. Katrina Weiss says:

    Books, goldfish crackers, bubbles

  32. Aaron says:

    Toys! The miniature ones from the coin machines!

  33. Antoinette M says:

    Crayons, chalk, toy cars, puzzles & gift cards.

  34. Joan Kubes says:

    I think most kids would like to have some small toys or stickers. To eat maybe some fresh fruit.

  35. Buddy Garrett says:

    I think they would like stuffed animals, books, stickers and games.

  36. crystle tellerday says:

    stuffed bunny or a coloring book

  37. Jessica W. says:

    My daughter would like some cute puffy stickers.

  38. gala says:

    my kids getting crafts

  39. alice Minx says:

    WE always hid money in the eggs and did a stuffed animal in the basket

  40. Gina Ferrell says:

    I think kids would enjoy coloring books, crayons, Blu-ray movies, sidewalk chalks and a stuffed animal in their Easter baskets.

  41. Cathy Thompson says:

    Mine would love to get coloring books, spring outdoor toys, stickers and of course Wonderful Halos they love them!!

  42. Sonya Allstun says:

    Play doh and coloring books and crayons

  43. Christina moore says:

    these are so cute

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