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How to Make a Homemade Easter Basket

Homemade Easter baskets are one of the most classic Easter crafts for kids and so much fun to make! You can create these easily in the comfort of your own home. This paper Easter basket uses craft and stationery materials commonly found around the house. A fun activity for parents and kids to get into the Easter spirit.

What you will need:

  • Plain or coloured paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Stickers to decorate

Follow this simple step-by-step guide to creating your Easter egg basket masterpiece:

Step 1 

Cut paper into two squares measuring 15cm by 15cm. Place the pieces of paper on top of each other. The paper on the top will become the lining of the basket, whilst the paper on the bottom will become the outside of the basket. You can choose to make your basket with a mix of coloured paper, the brighter and bolder the better! Easter colours are light and cheerful so we recommend pinks, blues and yellows to make your baskets pop!!

Step 2

Use a ruler to draw a grid onto the top sheet to become nine even squares.

Step 3

Using a scissors, cut two lines from two opposite edges towards the centre square of the grid. The centre square of the grid will become the base of the basket.

Step 4

With both sheets of paper held together, fold paper into thirds (following the grid lines). Repeat to ensure a crisp fold on all grid edges.

Step 5

Bring the edges in towards the centre to form the sides of the basket and staple into place. Repeat with the other side of the basket.

Step 6

Cut a strip of paper and staple to the outsides of the box to form a handle.

Step 7

Decorate with stickers (a handy way to cover visible staples) or whatever crafty materials you wish! 

Step 8

Fill up your homemade Easter basket with yummy chocolate eggs. And don’t forget to leave some room for the Easter bunny!

Source & Image Credit:https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/diy-paper-easter-baskets/