I have found a couple very cute knitted and sewn bunnies for the Easter basket that do not look like they would take a lot of time to make:
I think these are extremely cute and would make cute gifts for the adults in your life too! They take a very small amount of yarn and would be adorable in bright colors.
This is an adorable link for a tiny chick similar to the bunnies above it.
Here is a free pattern for a knit bunny!
This would be so cute poking up out of the basket! This is a free pattern and tutorial and calls for a very small amount of felt. I am thinking about trying it with some flannel scraps that I have though to make it extra snuggly. On this blog she teaches her daughters to sew using this pattern!
Here is another quick and easy bunny to make with a cute egg to put him in. I could see stuffing him with rice too as a hand warmer.......
For more Easter ideas go to my Pinterest page at http://pinterest.com/zeltza/easter/
Let me know what great ideas for Easter you have!