EASTER BASKET CRAFTS
Here are 2 festive Easter Basket Crafts the kids will have fun making. Both are fairly easy to make but do require a little help from an adult.
EASTER BASKET CRAFTS
These baskets are easy crafts to make and are great for any type of kid's party. Just change the picture and you can make them for Christmas or Halloween, whatever kind of party you are having.
The baskets we made here were of bunnies for an Easter Party and they looked so cute filled with colored tissue paper and small chocolate eggs.
You can make any animal you like by adjusting the basic face shape. The instructions here are to make them about 3 inch square.
TO MAKE THIS EASTER BASKET CRAFT YOU NEED:
- Colored paper (thick) or thin card A4 size
- Strip of craft paper (for the handle)
- Craft glue
- Trimmings e.g. ribbon, buttons, sequins
- Shredded colored paper
- Small chocolate eggs or candy
1. Fold the paper in half (A) along its width and then open it.
2. Bring the left-hand side of the paper (B) to the center-fold and press. Repeat with the right-hand side (C). Close it along the center-fold (A) and it should now be folded into four with the pleats all running in the same direction.
3. Draw a picture on each folded section of paper e.g. chick, egg, rabbit and make sure that the design touches both pleated edges. Also add a small tab approximately 1 inch long, at the bottom of the design.
4. Carefully cut our your design, open it out and fold each tab towards the center.
5. Now cut out a small tab from a spare piece of paper and use it to join the open sides. Glue it on the inside so it can't be seen.
6. From a spare piece of the paper, cut out a 3 inch square which will form the base. Place the square at the bottom and using the tabs glue it in place. It should now be box shaped.
7. Decorate your Easter basket with ribbons, stickers or whatever you want.
8. Create a handle from a strip of craft paper and glue both ends to the basket.
9. When all the glue is fully dry, put a little shredded tissue paper (or straw) in the bottom and pop in some small chocolate eggs.
TIP: If the card is quite flimsy it might be easier to attach the decorations before you assemble it.
HOMEMADE EASTER BASKETS
These homemade Easter baskets require a little bit of dexterity plus adult supervision but they are great for using up those left over plastic milk bottles. You know, the ones which you have been storing just in case!
TO MAKE THESE EASTER BASKET CRAFTS YOU NEED:
- 2 liter plastic bottles - use non clear ones if you can
- 1/2" wide strips of ribbon - Choose 2 ore more different colors
- Length of string
- Craft knife
- Pipe cleaner
- Hole punch
Using the chalk, draw 1/2" wide vertical lines on your basket all the way round. Cut these lines with the craft knife going from top to bottom. Stop when you reach the base.
Take one strip of ribbon and starting from the base, attach it to one of the strips with a little glue (A).
When the glue is fully dry you are now ready to start weaving.
Weave the piece of colored paper in and out of the strips until you have gone right round it (B). Trim off any excess paper and glue down the loose end.
Take another strip of coloured ribbon and glue this to an adjacent strip and just above the first paper strip. When the glue is dry, weave in and out as before. Repeat with the other ribbon strips.
To make the handle, puncture 2 holes opposite each other at the top of the basket and then thread through the pipe cleaner, twisting the ends to secure them. You can then decorate it with ribbons, fill it with eggs or little cotton ball chicks.
These are 2 easy Easter basket crafts that the kids will enjoy making.