Easter Basket Craft for Kids : How to Make an Easter Basket with Your Child’s Handprints

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Finished Handprint Easter Basket Crafts Activity Project for Kids




Easter is quickly coming so I thought that I would share with you a cute craft for young children and preschoolers … even older children will enjoy it. With just a few craft materials that are probably already around your house, you will be able to make a cute Easter Basket  with your child’s own handprints.  Not only will this be a fun arts and crafts activity, but it can also be a keepsake to keep forever. You will be surprised at how fast your little one’s hands grow when you look back at past crafts activities. Have fun.

Easter Basket Craft for Kids : How to Make an Easter Basket with Your Child’s Handprints


Kids Handprint Easter Basket Craft for Kids and Preschoolers


(1) Get Your Crafts Materials Out and Ready to use. You will Need:

– Tape or Glue
– Scissors
– Craft Foam, Colored Construction Paper, or Card Stock
– Crayons, Colored Pencils, Markers
– Other items to decorate your Easter Basket with, such as glitter, sequins, ribbons, etc.



Have Your Child Trace His Hand on the Colored Construction Paper


(2) Now have your child trace his hand on the color paper or craft foam. If your child is too young to trace his hand then you can help him.  Cut out paper or foam hands is many different colors.


Lay Out 8 or More Colored Construction Paper Hands


(3) Cut out at least 8 or more paper / foam hands. You will need at least this many handprints to make your Easter Basket’s handle.


Cut Out an Easter Basket Shape


(4) Now take a brown piece of construction paper, craft foam, or cardstock and draw a basket shape like the picture above.


Cut Out a Hole in the Easter Basket Craft for the Easter Eggs to Go


(5) Now cut out the Easter Basket shape and then with black marker outline where the top of the basket is (like in the picture above). Now take the scissor and cut out a hole in the middle of the basket (like in the picture above). This is where the Easter Eggs will sit.


Put Your Child's Handprints in a layered fashion to make the easter basket handle


(6) Now start laying out the handprints in a rainbow shape to form the Easter Basket’s handle.


Tape or Glue the Child's handprints into an easter basket handle


(7) Now tape or glue the handprints in place.


Place the Easter Eggs into the Easter Basket's slit or hole.


(8) Cut out some Easter Egg Shapes from the construction paper, card stock, or craft foam. Now place them in the Easter basket’s hole.


Finished Handprint Easter Basket Crafts Activity Project for Kids




(9) Now you have completed the Handprint Easter Basket Crafts Idea for Kids.

I hope that you and your children had a lot of fun making this handprint Easter basket crafts project.

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3 Comments

  1. Lily Erlic

    04.10.2009

    I also have a children’s writing blog at: http://childrensauthorbook.blogspot.com/

    I have worked for a website where I created crafts and then provided a picture of the finished project. I have experience writing for children for over 20 years. My current work is found here:
    http://www.teachinglearning.com/store/products.php?product=Finger-Rhymes%3A-Content%252dConnected-Rhymes-for-Science%2C-Math-and-Social-Studies

    All the best,

    Lily Erlic
    Children’s Author

  2. carly and tilly

    03.23.2010

    we made one and it was fun but it was not like yours and it was not easy though

  3. Robin

    04.13.2011

    This was a great project, it was easy and it turned out just like yours. Thank you! I had the kids decorate the eggs so they had more input in the project

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