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February 11, 2019 Family Restaurants 1 comment

Paper Easter Basket Instructions

This paper easter basket design from my sister is just the sweetest! It is so quick to make too!

All you need is a square sheet of paper or card, and some scissors and glue. Make a few snips and folds, and in literally five minutes you'll have a lovely homemade Easter basket that you can fill with chocolates or other Easter gifts!


You will need

  • Sheet of paper or card. A 6" (15 cm) square makes a nice mini-basket. You'll also want a thin strip to make a handle.
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Adhesive tape or glue
  • Optional: Brads or other decorations

That's it! This design is one of my favorite Easter basket craft ideas because you need so few materials and it's so easy to make.

Paper Easter Basket Instructions

Step 1:

Place your paper nice-side-down.

With a pencil and ruler, draw an evenly spaced 3 by 3 grid onto the square, as if you were going to play noughts-and-crosses. I usually use a 6" square of paper, so my lines are spaced 2" apart.

Fold and unfold along each of the lines to make a crease.

Step 2:

See how in the photo from step 1, the lines going in from the top and bottom are drawn a bit darker? Well, you want to cut along those lines, so that your piece of paper looks like this:

Step 3:

Fold up the left and right sides of the paper to turn it into a basket like this. Tape or glue the folds into place. I like to use adhesive tape because it's quicker. If you put it on the inside of the basket then you can't see it anyway.

Here's a close-up showing how the folds go:

Step 4

Use a thin strip of paper to make a handle, and tape or glue it on. The strip should be about the same length as your square, e.g. I used a 6" square to make my basket, so I used a 6" long strip to make the handle.

I also put some brads through the base of the handle just to make it shiny :-)

Step 5

Now you've made your paper Easter basket, it's time to fill it up with goodies!

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Edible Terrarium

Make an Easter version of a terrarium. Fill Mason jars with a layer of chocolate rocks, followed by edible grass, candy eggs and marshmallow bunnies. Tie with ribbon and attach gift tags so guests can enjoy them at home.

Takeout Boxes With Fortune Cookies

This takeout box idea is perfect for tweens and teens. Find spring-colored boxes from your local supply store and cover in round stickers to create polka dots. For unexpected and delicious treats, dip one side of the fortune cookies in colorful chocolate melts and let dry. Place them in the boxes and hand out to friends.

Jute-Wrapped Bucket

Bring a natural, earthy feel to your Easter celebration with a jute-wrapped basket. Wrap jute or twine, starting from the bottom of a galvanized bucket, and go up along the side and around to the bottom again to create a handle. Continue wrapping the sides of the bucket, occasionally hot gluing to the sides. Continue until entire bucket is wrapped in jute and handles are secure. Fill the bucket with green grass filler and egg-shaped candy.

Chalkboard Terra Cotta Pot

If you aren't into sweets, make a garden lover's basket instead. Apply chalkboard paint to a terra cotta pot. Once dry, rub with chalk, lightly coating entire pot to cure the paint. Wipe off excess and write or draw Easter messages with chalk or a chalkboard pen. Fill with gardening goodies.

Homemade Easter baskets are one of the most classic Easter crafts for kids and so much fun to make! Here's 12 adorable DIY Easter basket.

Who doesn’t love making baskets at Easter? Especially when you can fill them with chocolate eggs.

Here are 20 DIY baskets kids can make ranging from printable paper baskets through to up-cycling ideas.

Easter baskets are such fun to make!

The best thing about them is that you can make a basket out of almost anything – milk bottles, tissue boxes, paper cups, you name it. If it’s a container of some sort all you need to do is add a handle and ta-da – you now have a basket to take on your next egg hunt or fill with treats for somebody special. 

These adorable recycled paper roll baskets were one of the very early crafts we shared on here on The Craft Train. How cute is three year old Miss K (now 9 and a half) with one of the baskets we made together?

Here are 20 more great basket ideas from our archives and also from bloggers around the world….

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Upcycled Baskets

• Upcycled egg carton baskets by Fun A Day
• Paper Mache Animal baskets by Red Ted Art
• Candy Box Baskets by Natural Beach Living
• Recycled paper roll baskets
• Yoghurt Pot Basket

• Mini recycled Easter baskets by Preschool Tool Kit
• Berry box Easter basket by Preschool Tool Kit
• Plastic bottle Ester basket by Messy Little Monster
• Shoe box chick basket by Artsy Momma
Milk bottle baskets by Kids Craft Room

Baskets made from paper

• Printable paper bunny baskets in pastel or colour-your-own
• Printable chick basket
• Printable woven basket by Fun A Day
Paper carrot baskets by Kids Craft Room

Simple Woven Baskets

• Milk carton woven basket by Red Ted Art
Mini craft stick basket craft by I Heart Crafty Things
Woven Easter Baskets by Pink Stripey Socks

Flower basket ideas

• Home grown gift basket with dried herbs and flowers
• Cute and easy Easter basket by The Joy of Sharing
• Cupcake liner flower baskets 

Now, which one will you be making?

More Easter crafts for kids:

• Make some paper roll bunnies using our printable template
• These cute yarn bunnies are also made from a paper roll
• Create some colourful Easter Egg scratch art using our printable template
• Here are the cutest bunny and chick Easter hats made from paper cups
• This Easter Bunny pom pom popper is so much fun!


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This paper plate Easter basket craft is really simple to make, but ever so pretty! And each child can add their own art to the design.


Paper plate Easter basket craft

To make our Easter baskets we used paper plates (two per child), paint, scissors and something to stick the basket together: either staples, sticky tape or glue. Adding white to our usual craft paints gave us a pretty selection of pastel Easter colours.



Each child painted their own design on to the ‘wrong’ side of the paper plate.  This side takes the paint better than the waxed side, and the curve of the plate works better when you fold it from this side.



You can paint any design you like, from a pretty pattern…



spring flowers…



or a meadow. Have a think about how the basket will look when it’s folded, and you can paint the underneath and sides of your plate to reveal a scene when it’s folded.



Once the paint is dry, you need to cut and fold your paper plate to make the basket. Use a ruler and pencil to draw a cross that meets in the centre of your plate.



You need to mark a section on each of the four radiuses to show you where to cut your lines – see the photo below as a guide. Our paper plate measured 23cm in diameter and we made each cutting line 7.5cm long.



I’ve used a marker pen here to make the lines easier for you to see, but I’d suggest you use a faint pencil line, so you won’t see it when you fold up the basket. Snip along each of the four cutting lines.



Then fold up your paper plate, as show below. Each quarter of the plate overlaps its neighbour to give you a basket shape. You can fasten this in place using staples, sticky tape or glue – depending on how neat and quick you want the finished basket to be.



Use a second paper plate to make a handle. Cut off half of the rim to give you an arch, and faster it at either side to your basket – again, using staples, tape or glue to suit.



Aren’t they pretty? They’re really simple for children to make, and I love each child’s Easter basket will have their own unique art work on.  You can add a little ribbon bow as a final flourish, and fill them with tissue paper and Easter treats.



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Looking to make your own Easter basket this year? There are tons of Easter basket ideas out there, but these creative DIY baskets are our.

58 Fun and Creative Easter Crafts for Kids and Toddlers

Ready for Easter? We have a ton of awesome Easter crafts for kids! You’ll find a variety of craft ideas, from cool Easter origami to printable crafts with templates. From easy crafts preschoolers and kindergarteners will enjoy to more demanding projects for older kids.

We’ve got all the major themes covered – lots of cute little chick crafts, fluffy bunnies, sheep and naturally even an Easter egg!

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We have been busy making all kinds of tutorials for Easter crafts for kids over the past weeks (and years) so it’s about time to round them up in one place, well at least the ones we think make the best ideas!

Most of the tutorials come with step by step video instructions showing you how to easily make these Easter crafts (which is also really handy to use in the classroom to show the students how the project is made).

We mostly focus on easy and doable low prep projects that won’t require you to run to the store to get all of the crafting materials

Ready to start crafting? Let’s go!

Easter Crafts for Kids – Tons of Fun Ideas for Activities

Some of our latest projects:

Wonderful Easter Easter Crafts for Kids

Origami Corner Bookmarks

We absolutely love making these! We have created a ton of different ones already and naturally we have a few Easter ideas to share with you too!

These cute bookmarks are the best, kids love making them and you can even use them as Easter basket fillers.

First we have your basic origami corner bookmark. These are super easy to fold – just watch our step by step folding tutorial and you will be making them in no time.

We have a set ofbunny corner bookmarksas well as achick corner bookmark idea for you to check.

Handprint Bunnies

More Bunny Ideas for Your Kids to Make

  1. Papier Mache Rabbit
  2. Paper Strips Bunny
  3. Learn How to Draw a Bunny
  4. Simplest Paper Bunny
  5. Bunny Butt Paper Plate Craft
  6. Adorable Easter Art Project
  7. Pom Pom Handprint Bunny
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Cute Paper Chicks – Fun Construction Paper Easter Craft Idea

Simple crafts are the best and these construction paper chicks are just that! So simple to make and oh so adorable.

These are a great project both for home and for classroom – just make a whole bunch of these and string them together to make the most wonderful Easter garland ever!

We made these with both regular print paper and construction paper and they turn out adorable each and every time.

Why only make this adorable paper chick craft if you can mix it up with this adorablepaper bunny craft(one of our most popular craft ideas).

Paper Sheep Craft

Sheep are a part of Easter too and we think these sheep paper dolls turned out really great! There’s only a handful of materials you need for these so let’s get crafty!

Have the kids first make these and then put up a play.

Simplest Easter Craft for Kid Ever

Nothing beats simple and this doily sheep couldn’t get any easier.

Printable Corner Bookmarks

Not a fan of origami bookmarks? No worries, we made another set of corner bookmarks that’s more of a paper craft than origami. And a cute one it is!

There are two printable corner bookmarks waiting for you, a chick and a bunny. Print them out, cut all parts, color and assemble.

Either print them on colored paper or white paper and color them however you want.

Grab the bunny and chick corner bookmark here.

Craft Stick Carrots – Fun Easter Crafts for Kids

Craft sticks are one of the most popular crafting materials for kids (and a frugal one too!).

The things you can do with them are pretty amazing and these craft stick carrots are the proof. Want a recylced craft? Why not use popsicle sticks for this one and green painted newspaper for the leaves.

See the tutorial here.

Yarn Wrapped Carrots

Another wonderful craft for kids in kindergarten and even some preschoolers! Wrapping the yarn around cardboard paper is an excellent fine motor exercise.

See the full carrot craft tutorial here.

Easter Cootie Catchers

Did you play with cootie catchers (or as some call them fortune tellers) when you were a kid? Oh we did! But we decided to make them a bit more special this time around.

Behold the cootie catcher puppets!

Get your printable template for Easter cootie catchers here.

Printable Easter Rings

These are one of our favorite printable creations! We just love how cute they turned out and think they make the cutest Easter activity to do with the kids.

They make a great classroom craft as they are quick, easy and most importantly fun. Need a non candy Easter basket filler? These are your thing!

As sometimes Easter crafts with a template are just the way to go!

You can find the printable Easter paper rings here.

Fluffy Sheep

Grab your cotton balls as your kids will be creating a fluffy paper sheep with them.

Check the whole paper plate sheep tutorial here.

Colorful Paper Eggs

We can’t have a list of Easter crafts for kids without some egg ideas can we?

Grab the craft template to color in and have the kids create their own paper eggs

Paper Weaving

Another great easter activity for preschoolers or kids in kindergarten is paper weaving. Easter eggs are perfect for this project.

See how we made them (and grab the printable)

More Easter Egg Crafts

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Easter Pop Up Card Template

If you want to get your kids interested in making pop up cards, this simple chick in the basket pop up card is a perfect beginner project.

What’s even more fun is that kids get to color them however they want!

Grab the Chick in a basket pop up card template here.

Silhouette Decor Easter Crafts for Kids

Decorate your wall or put them in a frame, whichever you decide to do this bunny and egg pastel silhouette is a great decor for this time of the year.

You can use pastel color to go with the “theme” or just go with your favorite colors – either way it will look great.

Grab the outline templates here.

Fun Carrot Craft For Scissor Skills

These will make a wonderful garland if you string them together.

Get the template for this carrot craft here.

DIY Construction Paper Easter Basket

Check how to make this construction paper basket


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  • Kigami

    KigamiFebruary 20, 2019 8:31 AM

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