Creative Crafts for Creative Kids

Easy Easter Basket

Posted on: April 19, 2011

Easter is almost here so help celebrate this special holiday with a cute Easter basket paper craft! Depending on the variation of this project you choose to do, it can be either a beginner or advanced beginner craft.  Practice weaving paper strips in the advanced beginner version or simply practice drawing lines if you’re a beginner. Either way, this project is sure to please and look festive to boot!

Things you will need:

  • Construction paper (two pieces brown, one piece white, one piece green, various color scraps)
  • Crayons
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
Step 1: Draw a basket shape on a piece of brown construction paper. If you plan on doing the advanced beginner version of this project draw vertical lines along the basket at equal widths apart. These will be used for weaving later on. If you just want to do the beginner version, omit the lines.

Step 2: Cut out the basket. If you are doing the advanced beginner version of the craft carefully cut the vertical lines. Additionally, you’ll need to cut out several strips of brown paper for weaving. If you are doing the beginner version, omit cutting the strips.

Step 3: If you are doing the advanced beginner version of this craft you will start “weaving your basket” at this point. Take a strip of paper and weave from right to left, going under, over, under, over as shown. Make sure that you do all of the weaving from the wrong side (back) of the basket.

Step 4: Take a second strip of paper and begin weaving from left to right, going under, over, under, over. Repeat steps three and four until you’ve “woven” the entire basket.

Step 5: Once you have “woven” the basket you will glue the ends down so the strips don’t slip out. There will be loose ends on both sides of the basket so be sure to glue them all! If you are doing the beginner version of this project and have not woven strips of paper you can draw this texture on instead. Simply take a crayon and practice drawing a crisscross pattern on the basket.

Step 6: Take your scissors and cut strips of green paper for the basket grass. The strips do not need to be perfect or even. This is perfect for the beginner cutter just learning to handle safety scissors. Glue the grass to the backside of the basket so it is poking out of the top.

Step 7: Draw several egg shapes on the piece of white paper and cut them out.

Step 8: Use your crayons to color the eggs. Additionally, you can decorate the eggs by gluing on various colored scraps of construction paper.

Step 9: Glue the eggs onto the basket. Remember that you are gluing everything to the back of the basket with the right sides forward. This means you will put a dab of glue on the bottom front of the egg and glue it to the back of the basket (gluing front to back). Let everything dry and flip the entire project over.

Congratulations! You’ve made an easy paper Easter basket! It’s simple to adjust this craft to any skill level and make it your own. Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please feel free to share your comments and pictures in the comments section. Happy crafting!
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