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Easy Family Dollar DIY Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags. Fun gift ideas for teenager girls and boys!
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Family Dollar DIY Easter Baskets for Teens
Need some fun new Easter basket ideas for teens? Then you’ll love what I found at Family Dollar for my teenagers! Join me as I walk you through what I found for $25 or less at Family Dollar. Don’t miss my new giant free printable Easter bunny tags to make your gift baskets extra fun!
Family Dollar is full of so many great products and deals, that it’s hard to decide what to choose. I really could spend hours in that store! On my last trip, I spent a lot of time shopping for things I thought teenagers would like and actually use. These Easter basket gift ideas for teen girls and boys will definitely save you time on your next shopping trip to Family Dollar.
Easter Baskets for Teens that they can actually use!
Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! I had so much fun finding affordable gifts my kids could actually use and love. Find more Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.
Smart Reusable Easter Basket Container
I like to choose Easter baskets that can be reused after giving. When I was little, my mom always found the most fun, unusual containers for gifts. I must have gotten that idea from her!
If you’ve never been to your local Family Dollar, then I highly recommend going there today! I found so many fun containers for $1-$3 each, that it was hard to choose which ones I would use for my teen’s Easter baskets.
These cute square caddy containers were only $1 each and come in various colors. New caddy’s are just what my kids need in their bathroom too!
What to put in an Easter Basket for Teens
First of all, think technology! My teens fight the most about who has taken who’s phone charger, so I immediately went to the front of Family Dollar to shop their tech products.
Wireless Phone Chargers
I found some great wireless chargers and know my daughter will love this unicorn charger!
Adorable Plush Food Pillows
Next I found the cutest super soft, sweet treat food plushies for only $3! How cute are these? They have donuts, hot dogs, pizza and french fry mini plushies. I wanted to get all of them!
More Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Teens
- Favorite Snacks – Teen boys (at least mine) are all about the food! So be sure to grab their favorite snacks along with the usual Easter candy.
- Bath & Beauty Products – Teen girls can never have enough nail polish, make-up or bath products. I really love the hair towel I found for my daughter and need to get one for myself too!
- Joke Items – I couldn’t pass-up the dollar whoopee cushion for my son!
- Pens & Journals – You can’t go wrong with scented pens, journals or cute stickers.
- Jewelry, Shoes and Hair Accessories – I saw a lot of cute flip flops and earrings on my last trip to Family Dollar too!
–> For more great Easter Basket ideas, check out Family Dollar’s weekly deals HERE.
Easter Basket Free Printable Tags
I designed some jumbo bunny tags for these Easter Baskets and think they turned out really cute! Download the tags below, then trim with scissors and tape to a colorful paper straw to insert into your gift basket.
Download the Jumbo Easter Gift Tags ©2019 LivingLocurto.com
Watch Me Make These Easter Baskets
I hope you found lots of fun gift ideas with these items from Family Dollar. Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! Find even more amazing Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.
Making a recycled bottle cat container is an easy craft and a lot of fun! Learn how to repurpose shampoo bottles by turning them into cute kitty cat containers.
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Easy Recycled Bottle Cat Container
Recycled Bottle Cat Containers make a cute, and best of all FREE craft! I came up with this fun idea after doing a little spring cleaning.
My cat is not feeling well and living in my bathroom right now, which means I’m constantly cleaning that room for him. I found a bunch of old shampoo bottles that I started to trash, but decided to turn them into cat containers instead. I guess my cat inspired me!
Start Fresh This Spring
Spring is the perfect time to clear out your old bathroom products and start fresh! I’m writing on behalf of CVS to let you know they are having an amazing offer on various Suave products. Now is the perfect time to buy new products for the entire family! I got all of these great Suave products for less than $15.
Here’s what I got at CVS:
- Suave Powder Antiperspirant is a great 24-hour protection solid invisible deodorant!
- Suave Men’s Active Sport Body Wash for my husband. I love the fresh, manly scent with a hint of spice.
- Suave Ocean Breeze Body Wash for my daughter who loves body wash. This contains mineral-rich sea algae extract, and is infused with Vitamin E, which can help condition her dry skin.
- Suave Kids 3 in 1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash. Suave Kids 3 in 1 combines shampoo, conditioner and body wash in one quick step, perfect for kids who can’t sit still! Or for my teenage son who will only use ONE bottle. ha!
- Suave Keratin Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner for me! Did you know your hair’s natural keratin protein depletes over time, leading to frizzy and unmanageable hair. This helps restore and tame unruly strands for smoother silky hair.
Go ahead and use up and recycle those half-empty bottles with this fun cat container craft. Then head over to CVS for some great values. Right now get 2 for $6 + Buy 2 and get $2 ExtraBucks rewards with your CVS card.
How to Make a Recycled Bottle Cat Container
Now that you’ve cleaned out old bottles of shampoo, lotion and body wash. It’s time to make some cute cat containers.
I think these easy Recycled Bottle Cat Containers would be fun for a kid’s birthday party activity. Just have pre-cut bottles cut and let kids draw their own cat faces on the bottles with a sharpie.
What you’ll need:
- Shampoo, lotion or body wash bottles (Remove labels with nail polish remover)
- Exacto knife
- Sand paper (optional)
- Start by drawing a line for the head and ears with your sharpie on the front of the bottle.
- On the back, draw the cat’s tail.
- Carefully begin cutting out the cat’s ears and move towards the back towards the tail.
- Cut as much of the bottle away from the tail with the blade, then use scissors to shape everything nice and neat. If the edges are too rough or sharp, sand down with sandpaper.
- Wash out any extra product from the bottle and clean any pen marks.
- Draw a cat face and you’re done.
What Should You Do With Your Cat Container?
Here are some fun ideas for how to use your new kitty cat containers:
- Hang in shower to hold razors or face cleaner
- Use as a planter
- Hang on a wall for decor
- Pencil holders
- To store headphone and phone chargers
I hope this project inspired you to start fresh and try something new. Don’t miss the great deals for Suave at CVS!
Learn how to make glow in the dark Galaxy Jars. This easy craft is perfect to make when watching 3Below on Netflix. Light up your galaxy jars, pop some popcorn and snuggle up for an out of this world adventure!
Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars
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With kids out of school for the holidays, this is the perfect time to get crafty at home! Today’s craft idea for these easy glow in the dark Galaxy Jars was inspired by Tales of Arcadis: 3Below, a cute new animated series streaming now on Netflix. It’s perfect for the whole family to watch together over the holiday break!
From the director Guillermo del Toro and the team behind DreamWorks Trollhunters, 3Below is a hilarious tale of alien royalty who must escape intergalactic bounty hunters by blending in on a primitive junk heap known as Earth.
Make one or two of these Galaxy Jars, grab some popcorn and snuggle up for some out of this world family adventures!
3Below follows two royal teenage aliens, Aja and Krel, and their bodyguard Vex, as they flee a surprise takeover of their home planet and crash-land on Earth. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they must blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all while attempting to repair their ship to return to and defend their home planet.
Easy Galaxy Jars Craft
I thought glow in the dark Galaxy Jars would be fun to make and then light up while watching this new series! After we got to testing the galaxy jars, I came up with two different versions for you to choose from.
- On the left is the No-Mess Galaxy Jar version with a printable galaxy backdrop from 3Below.
- On the right is the slimy Ooey Gooey Galaxy Jar version that I know your kids will enjoy making. Just like Princess Aja’s alien dog, Luug, it’s a slobber mess, but of course super fun!
How to make Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars
With only a few ingredients, these glowing Galaxy Jars are a piece of cake to make! Here are the directions for both versions that I showed in the photo above.
What you’ll need to make the Ooey Gooey Galaxy Jars:
- Glitter Glue in Pink, Purple and Blue
- Glass Jars
- Battery Operated Votive Candle or Glow Sticks (in pink, purple or blue)
- Plastic Spoon
- Oven mitts
Remove the caps to the glue and squeeze some of each color onto a plate (plastic disposable is best). Use a plastic spoon to pick up some blue glue and rub it around the inside of a glass jar. Coat the jar well, but not too thick.
Next, spread some purple glue around, then add some pink in several places.
Place the jar into the microwave and set the timer to 40 seconds. The heat from the microwave will heat the glue making it crystalize on the glass. You might need to heat for 30 additional seconds if you don’t notice the glue drying.
CAUTION: The jar will be HOT. Use an oven mitt to remove the glass from the microwave.
Let the jar completely cool.
Add more glue if you want more color and repeat the heating process. Only do this a few times, overheating can cause the glue to burn and darken the glass.
Once the jars have cooled, add a battery operated votive candle or glow stick and enjoy looking into the galaxy when it gets dark!
You’ll love the way the jars look with blue and pink glow stick bracelets! We had bad storms last night which caused our power to go out for several hours. Guess what came to the rescue? Talk about perfect timing. ha!
What you’ll need to make the No-Mess Galaxy Jars:
- Glass Jars
- Battery Operated Votive Candle or Glow Sticks (in pink, purple or blue)
- Free Printable 3Below Galaxy Paper
Print the Galaxy Paper and trim to fit the size of your jar then place a battery operated votive candle or glow stick into the jar. That’s it! These look great on a party table or to use to hold pens and pencils.
I hope you enjoy these easy glow in the dark Galaxy Jars craft ideas! Check out the new animated series Tales of Arcadia: 3Below on Netflix Family today. We’re having fun watching it together as our Galaxy Jars glow!
Watch the official 3Below trailer below. Happy New Year!
How to make an easy Christmas Tree Donut Wall for $25 or less. This simple Christmas party food craft and homemade donut recipe will wow your guests making you and your adorable donut wall the hit of the season!
Easy to Make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall
I’m a HUGE fan of donut walls for a party, but they always look so complicated to make. But since I really wanted one for my annual Grinch Party, I brainstormed a way to make an easy donut wall that was of course green and could be made with simple to find materials from a craft store. From that brainstorming came our newest holiday party creation…. the Christmas Tree Donut Wall!
Seriously, how cute is this donut wall? It would be great for any holiday party because it’s small enough to take in the car and set up wherever you want!
Both kids and adults will go crazy over it! I’m sure my daughter will want to make one for her cheer team this year. What’s great is, this craft is even simple enough for kids to make!
Make this easy Christmas Tree Donut Wall for:
- your family on Christmas morning
- a teacher appreciation breakfast
- a Christmas party instead of your usual dessert
Low Cost Holiday Party Food Craft
Not only is this Christmas Tree Donut Wall SO EASY to make and looks adorable on your party table, it costs next to nothing. Literally the most expensive thing you’ll buy are the donuts! You can make your own donuts with my homemade donut recipe below to save money. We got ours made at a local donut shop for $15. Overall this project will cost you less than $25. Gotta love that!!!
For this tutorial, Living Locurto team member and party expert Annaliese shows you how to make our donut wall, along with a simple way to style this on your own holiday party table. I hope you love this fun food idea as much as we do!
How to Make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall
This adorable Christmas Tree Donut Wall will make any donut lover’s dreams come true!
Enjoy these step-by-step photos and instructions. Be sure to click here to leave a comment below, and if you make this, please share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #LivingLocurto or on our Facebook page. We’d love to see and feature you on the Living Locurto social channels!
What you’ll need for a Christmas Tree Donut Wall:
- 1 White Foam Board (20″ x 30″)
- 4” Lollipop Sticks (You will need 8 sticks cut in half)
- Yellow Scrapbook Paper
- Red Scrapbook Paper
- Ruler or Measuring Tape
- 15 Green Glazed Donuts
Turn the foam board vertically and measure to find the center. The board will stand up tall when completed.
Measure roughly 7” down from the center of the top of the board. This is where the top of the first donut will be placed.
Begin arranging the donuts in a “Christmas tree” shape on top of the foam board. Start with one donut in the top row, two in the second row, etc, until you end with five donuts in the bottom row.
Using a pencil, mark a spot inside the donuts’ holes right at the very top to mark where you will place the sticks from which they will hang. Remember, DO NOT put the mark in the middle, it must be at the top of the hole where the donut will rest on the stick.
Cut each 4” lollipop stick in half and press firmly into the foam board on top of each of your marked spots. The sticks should stay put inside the board, but if you want to insure they don’t fall out, you can hot glue them to the board. If you plan to use this donut wall only one time, I wouldn’t bother with glue! Skipping that step will save yourself some time.
Cut a star from yellow scrapbook paper and then hot glue it to the board directly above the top donut.
Cut a 3”x3” square from red scrapbook paper and hot glue it to the board in the center of the bottom row of donuts.
Add all of your donuts to form a Christmas Tree. The end result is so adorable!!!
The Perfect Christmas Tree Donut Wall
With very little time and money, you can make the cutest donut wall ever this holiday season!
Easy Homemade Donut Recipe
If you want to make your own donuts, here is a simple homemade donut recipe you can make in minutes!
Christmas Tree Donut Wall – Homemade Donut Recipe
How to make easy homemade donuts for a fun Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This cute Christmas party food will look amazing on a holiday dessert table.
- 1 vanilla cake mix
- 2 cups cinnamon applesauce
- 1 container vanilla frosting
- green food coloring
- candy sprinkles (optional)
- donut pan
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray one donut pans with non-stick cooking spray
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix (the dry mix) with the applesauce.
Add donut batter to a gallon-size baggie or frosting bag and pipe into each donut ring almost completely full with batter.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes or until donuts spring up when touched. Let donuts cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Add frosting to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 15-20 seconds. Stir in several drops of green food coloring until you get the desired color.
While the frosting is creamy and melted, dip one donut at a time into the frosting and place each donut back on the wire rack and cover with sprinkles.
Repeat until all donuts are glazed. Give the glaze 15 minutes to cool, then add to your Christmas Tree Donut Wall.
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Photos & Styling by Annaliese Johnson
Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10 located in historic downtown McKinney, Texas. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever.
This Reese’s slime recipe is so fun! How to make chocolate peanut butter cup edible slime. A fun craft for kids who love Reese’s candy.
This Reese’s Slime Recipe is Incredible!
If you love chocolate peanut butter cups, then you’ll go crazy over this fun new Reese’s Slime Recipe! The best part about this awesome craft is that it’s EDIBLE slime! Yep, you can actually eat this if you feel the need for a snack during play time. My daughter is obsessed with slime. She recently made the best Unicorn Fluffy Slime Recipe that went crazy around the internet. She has a slime Instagram account where she makes videos of her latest slime creations, so I thought it would be fun to do a summer slime series here on Living Locurto!
I’m excited to start off our Summer Slime Series with this incredible edible Reese’s Slime Recipe! This recipe calls for Peanut Butter Slime and Chocolate Slime (the chocolate is actually more like putty). Both recipes are super easy to make and when you mix them together, you have one of our favorite candies.
How to Make Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Slime
This Reese’s Slime Recipe is so fun!
Making your slime look like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is so easy. It makes playing with slime even more fun. These would make really cute gifts for friends who love playing with slime and putty!
To make slime Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, line a mini muffin pan with cupcake liners. Add a bottom layer of chocolate slime flatten with a spoon, then add a middle layer of peanut butter slime flatten with a spoon and a top layer of chocolate slime to cupcake liners. Chill in refrigerator for a hour, remove paper liners and play!
When you remove the cupcake wrappers, the slime should look like real candy! It might be hard to resist eating it all up.
The slime should soften after you knead it. The chocolate ends up being more like putty, so if it is too hard and crumbly, add it to a bowl with a tablespoon of peanut butter and heat in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. Stir and knead. Add cornstarch to prevent stickiness until you achieve desired texture. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. This recipe is actually really edible for up to 2 days after you make it.
Enjoy this Easy Reese’s Slime Recipe!
Print the recipe below and watch the video to see how much fun it is to play with Reese’s Slime. Be sure to follow Blondie_Slime on Instagram if you love playing with slime!
Reese’s Slime Recipe
This Reese’s slime recipe is so fun! Learn how to make chocolate peanut butter cup edible slime. A fun craft for kids who love Reese’s candy.
Peanut Butter Slime Ingredients
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Chocolate Slime Ingredients
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Peanut Butter Slime
- Add peanut butter to a glass bowl and heat in microwave for 30-60 seconds until melted.
- In another bowl, mix flour and sugar together.
- Remove peanut butter from microwave and add flour and sugar combination 1 tablespoon at a time and stir. Gradually add enough flour until peanut butter turns doughy where you can manipulate it.
- Add chocolate chips to a glass bowl and heat in microwave for 30-60 seconds until melted.
- Stir in marshmallow fluff and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Heat for another 30 seconds if needed.
- Dust a handful of corn starch on a plate or counter top and knead the chocolate slime a few minutes in the cornstarch. Add more cornstarch if too sticky.
This slime is more like putty. If it hardens, you can heat in microwave for another 15-30 seconds.
To make play Reese’s cups, line a mini muffin pan with cupcake liners.
- Add a bottom layer of chocolate slime flatten with a spoon, then add a middle layer of peanut butter slime flatten with a spoon and a top layer of chocolate slime to cupcake liners.
- Chill in refrigerator for a hour, remove paper liners and play!
Slime and putty should soften after you knead it. If the slime is too hard and crumbly, add it to a bowl with a tablespoon of peanut butter and heat in microwave for 15-30 seconds. Stir and knead. Add cornstarch to prevent stickiness until you achieve desired texture.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Edible up to 2 days.
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Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors are perfect for a birthday party or kids craft activity. Enjoy this cute DIY unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags.
Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors
In partnership with Nickelodeon
If you haven’t seen Nella the Princess Knight yet on Nickelodeon, then it’s a must watch! It’s royally awesome and what inspired these adorable Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors, an easy craft perfect for a birthday party or making for friends. Nella is a princess who possesses royal qualities of grace and compassion, while is full of the courage and determination of a brave knight. Watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon!
I love how Nella is more than a princess, and more than a knight. She’s the princess-knight! I also love how she rides a talking unicorn and fights for justice on every adventure. A hero unlike any other, she stays true to herself through determination, power, and courage.
One of our favorite characters is Trinket, Nella’s talking unicorn and best friend who loves fashion. She is one stylish unicorn who is supportive and encouraging of her friends, and will be serious if the situation calls for it, in order to help Nella solve problems.
Making unicorn cotton candy party favors that look like Trinket will no doubt be a hit at any party! If you host a Nella the Princess Knight party, be sure to download and print the tags I designed for gift tags or party table decor.
I love how this show encourages kids to be strong smart and full of heart. We really need more shows like this! I’ve been traveling a lot the past week with my daughter for her competitive cheer competitions and always amazed by her courage and heart. She wows me everyday and after making these unicorn party favors with her, we took some photos which made me laugh so hard!! I tried to get her to be serious, but that wasn’t going to happen. She loves to make people laugh and her silly posing eventually got us both laughing so hard that I finally gave up trying. ha!
If you love unicorns, I hope you take some time to make these unicorn cotton candy party favors with your little princesses. I bet there will be some good belly laughs as well. We sure had fun and now every time we watch Nella the Princess Knight we’ll think of our fun crafting day! You can watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon and find full episodes online here too.
How to make Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors
What you’ll need to make unicorn cotton candy party favors:
White paper cups
Pink and blue swirl cotton candy
Tape or Glue Dots
Black Sharpie Marker
Pink Crayon or Marker
White Card Stock
Small flower embellishments (Trinket wears a turquoise flower)
Step 1: Place the cotton candy into a frosting bag, twist and seal with tape.
Step 2: Cut unicorn ears about 1.5 inches high out of white card stock.
Step 3: Trim the pink boa into 3-4 inch pieces. This might be very messy depending on your brand of boa! I found one at a craft store for a few dollars, but it made a mess after cutting. I suggest cutting over a trash can.
Step 4: Punch a hole into the bottom of a cup, pull the end of the frosting bag through the hole then do the same with the piece of pink boa.
Step 5: With a glue dot or tape, attach the ears and a flower.
Step 6: Draw eyes with the sharpie and pink dots for the nose onto the cup.
Step 7: Print the Nella the Princess Knight tags for gifts or party table decor.
Download the Free Printable Nella the Princess Knight Tags
Have fun with these unicorn cotton candy party favors and be your sparkly best!
Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors
Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors are perfect for a birthday party or kids craft activity. Cute Unicorn party Ideas with Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags.
- White paper cups
- Pink Marabou feather boa
- Pink and blue swirl cotton candy
- Frosting bags
- Tape or Glue Dots
- Black Sharpie Marker
- Pink Crayon or Marker
- White Card Stock
- Small flower embellishments (Trinket wears a turquoise flower)
- Place the cotton candy into a frosting bag, twist and seal with tape.
- Cut unicorn ears about 1.5 inches high out of white card stock.
Cut the pink boa into 3-4 inch pieces. Cut over a trash can to avoid mess.
- Punch a hole into the bottom of a cup, pull the end of the frosting bag through the hole then do the same with the piece of pink boa.
- With a glue dot or tape, attach the ears and a flower.
- Draw eyes with the sharpie and pink dots for the nose onto the cup.
- Print the Nella the Princess Knight tags for gifts or party table decor.
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