How to Make a Woven Paper Easter Basket

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I have a fun Easter Craft for you today….. In this post I’m going to show you how to make a Woven Paper Easter Basket.  This Easter Basket is made out of sheets of construction paper and ribbon and when put together correctly it makes for an awesome Easter decoration.  You can fill it with plastic Easter Eggs or Paper Easter Eggs you made yourself and display it proudly in your house for all to see.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get this craft started.

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How to Make a Woven Paper Easter Basket



 

Materials Needed

3 Sheets of Construction Paper

Stapler

Scissors

Ribbon or Construction Paper

 

Step 1



Fold 2 pieces of paper lengthwise.



Fold 2 pieces of paper lengthwise.


Step 2



Staple together.



Staple together.

 

Step 3



Fold in half again.



Fold in half again.

 

Step 4



Cut slits about an inch apart.



Cut slits about an inch apart.

 

Step 5



Unfold.  Push ribbon or strips of paper thru slits... over, under, over, under.



Unfold.  Push ribbon or strips of paper thru slits… over, under, over, under.

 

Step 6



Staple ends together.



Staple ends together.

 

Step 7



make a handle by cutting a strip of ribbon or construction paper and stapling it to the basket.



You can make a handle by cutting a strip of ribbon or construction paper and stapling it to the basket.

Step 8

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<h2> Step 3</h2> <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-18365" alt="step3a" src="http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/kidscraftsactivitiesblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/step3a1.png" width="450" height="430" /> Then start weaving. You just look at the paper template provided and see how many green are needed on each line. In the pic above, 2 blocks are needed. (I taped too many white strips down and that is why the green starts 5 blocks away instead of 3 like in the template). <h2> Keep Going</h2> <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-18366" alt="step3b" src="http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/kidscraftsactivitiesblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/step3b1.png" width="350" height="433" /> Keep going. <h2> Until Completed</h2> <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-18367" alt="step3c" src="http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/kidscraftsactivitiesblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/step3c1.png" width="350" height="502" /> This is what the shamrock looks like when completed. <h2> Step 4</h2> <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-18368" alt="step4" src="http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/kidscraftsactivitiesblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/step41.png" width="350" height="461" /> I taped the white strips to the green strips on the bottom and top ( as seen in the picture ). Now that it is secured, you can turn it over and tape it in place on the back as well. You then have a really cool shamrock. I hope that this was fun for you.

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Then take the 3rd sheet of construction paper and trace the circle of the basket onto the paper. Then make a 2nd line outside this first circle. Then cut slits from the outside circle to the inside circle. Then fold these slits inwards. Then tape these inward slits to the inside of the basket.

Finished Basket



Finished woven paper Easter basket



There you go…. you just finished making your Woven Paper Easter Basket.  Now, fill it with Easter Eggs and put it out as an Easter Decoration.  It sure to be a big hit!!

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2 Comments

  1. Rachel Shipard

    03.05.2013

    Hi, does this basket have a base as I can’t see any instructions for it? Thanks

  2. admin

    03.06.2013

    Sorry about that – I added a step towards the end so that now there is a bottom to the basket.

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