How to Fold Paper Into an Easter Basket

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How to Fold Paper Into an Easter Basket
You can make Easter baskets out of paper. (Easter egg basket image by CraterValley Photo from Fotolia.com)

Easter is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. During that time, children visit the Easter bunny, hunt for eggs and make Easter crafts. One Easter craft children can make is a paper Easter basket. This basket can be filled with a little Easter grass and a few plastic Easter eggs stuffed with candy. Kids can give the basket to a friend, or someone in a nursing home.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose a pastel coloured sheet of construction paper to make your Easter basket.

  2. 2

    Cut your piece of construction paper into a perfect square. You can eyeball it, or you can use a measuring tape to be more precise.

  3. 3

    Fold the top and bottom of your square over one inch. This makes a crease. Then unfold it.

  4. 4

    Fold the left and right side of the square in one inch. Again, you are doing this to make a crease. You can unfold it when you are done.

  5. 5

    Cut one one-inch crease on each of the four sides of the square. This creates four tabs.

  6. 6

    Lift the sides back up, tucking the tabs inside of the basket. Staple the tabs in place. You now have the base of your basket.

  7. 7

    Cut out a strip of construction paper for a handle for your paper Easter basket. The strip should be 1 1/2 inches thick, and about 10 inches long.

  8. 8

    Staple each end of the handle on to the inside of your basket. Your basket is now complete.

Tips and warnings

  • Write the name of the person you are giving the basket to across the handle.
  • Decorate the basket with markers or Easter stickers.
  • Younger children can use tape instead of a stapler so that they don't hurt themselves.

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