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Dino Easter Basket

Dino Easter Basket

Ah! Spring is here and soon it will be Easter. It's just a hop, skip and a jump away. It's totally time to help the Easter Bunny decide what to drop off at your house this year. I'm sure our favorite bunny will love this cute Homemade Dinosaur Easter Basket that's SO easy to make. Dino lovers will totally love these themed baskets waiting for them in the morning! If you're looking for the perfect toys to inspire creative play, you've come to the right place. This post is sponsored by Schleich, all opinions are my own.

Dinosaur Easter Basket and Dino figure and fillers

This is one of my favorite DIY Easter ideas so far. So many kiddos totally love dinosaurs, so this should be a hit this year. I was inspired to put together dino basket ideas after getting to see the cool Dinosaur figures from Schleich. They are really detailed and many of them have a moveable lower jaw for maximum rawr-worthy fun. Fun fact... Schleich is one of the oldest companies in the world. Originating in Germany, their unique toys are now found world wide!

Adding dino figure to easter basket

They are so many if their dinosaur figures that you can include in your DIY baskets including some favorites like Giganotosaurus, Brachiosaurus, triceratops, stegosaurus and the Velociraptor featured in today's fun project.


This Easter DIY is so fun and so simple to make. Here is what you need to create one:

  • Green Plastic Planter (Found mine for a $1)
  • 2 Wiggly Eye
  • Green Foam Sheets (Light and Dark Green)
  • White Foam Sheet
  • Fast Drying Glue
  • Other tools: Cup for tracing, Pen or Pencil, Hole Punch, Scissors

using a green planter for dinosaur diy


STEP ONE: Cut three identical triangles out of a light green foam sheet.

items needed to make a dinosaur easter basket that is homemade

STEP TWO: Cut a large circle out of a dark green foam sheet. Use a small cup to help form the shape easily.

trace a cup to make a circle

STEP THREE: Use a hole punch to finish up the nose with light green foam sheet.

items needed to make a dinosaur easter basket

STEP FOUR: Cut four small triangles out of a white foam sheet.

STEP FIVE: Glue all of the pieces onto the planter and let dry completely.

Voila! You now have have a super cute dinosaur themed easter basket! Now, all you need to do is fill with fun dino goodness!

completed diy easter basket



You have your themed basket, but what to fill it with? Here are some easy stuffer ideas to get you started.

  • Dinosaur Figures that are collectible from Schleich
  • Dinosaur themed Easter Eggs
  • Dinosaur or Green Bubbles
  • Dinosaur Themed Books
  • Dinosaur Coloring Books
  • Dinosaur Games
  • Dinosaur Stickers
  • Dinosaur Pencils, Pencil Toppers and Erasers
  • Dinosaur Gummies
  • Dinosaur Lollipops
  • Dinosaur Stuffed Animals
  • Green Slime
  • Rock Shaped Candy
  • Candy Coated "Mini Eggs"
  • Bone Shaped Candy



Dinosaur Easter Basket and Dino figure and fillers


Make Easter extra fun by including Schleich Dino figures and more. See where to buy them here. Their unique toys and figures can be found at 40,000 locations worldwide!

Animal figurines from bears to dinos

That's a wrap! You officially have Easter in the bag... or basket in this case! 😉


Check to see if you live in a the participating areas here because you can enter to win 1 of 20 Schleich prizes! Get more details here. So cute!


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Check back soon! I will be highlighting more collectible Schleich animal figures for Easter.

Do you enjoy putting together homemade Easter baskets for your kiddos?

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