How to Weave Paper Easter Baskets

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How to Weave Paper Easter Baskets
You can make an Easter basket out of paper. (Easter bunnies and Easter basket image by Cindy Haggerty from Fotolia.com)

If you are celebrating the Easter holiday with children, you can create a holiday craft to celebrate spring. For example, you can show the children how they can cut and weave pieces of construction paper into a beautiful and useful Easter basket. Once finished, the kids can use their baskets to collect hidden Easter eggs or to hold the candy that the Easter bunny left for them.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Construction paper, coloured
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Stapler

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut six rectangles from white construction paper that each measure 1 inch wide by 18 inches long.

  2. 2

    Cut six rectangles from pink or blue construction paper that each measure 1 inch wide by 18 inches long.

  3. 3

    Lay all of the white rectangles next to each other lengthwise on a table top.

  4. 4

    Weave the coloured rectangles back and forth horizontally across the white ones to create a block of woven paper.

  5. 5

    Run a strip of tape along each edge to secure the ends of the rectangles together.

  6. 6

    Bend the block of weaving in half, and staple along the two short sides. This will make the pouch of the basket.

  7. 7

    Cut out two more rectangles measuring 1 inch wide by 12 inches long.

  8. 8

    Loop each rectangle over, stapling the ends together to create two teardrop shapes.

  9. 9

    Staple a teardrop shape to each end of the basket pouch to complete the woven paper Easter basket.

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