DIY Easter Egg Basket

DIY Easter Egg Basket

kids easter basketEvery child needs their own Easter egg basket, so why not get them to make one for themselves? This easy craft activity is perfect for children of all ages: there’s an easy colouring-in option for toddlers and a more sophisticated option for older kids. Either way, these baskets will be a hit with parents – they’ll keep the kids busy and the baskets are not too big.

You will need:

  • templates
  • white card or paper
  • black card or paper
  • coloured card or paper
  • coloured pencils
  • black marker pen
  • white marker pen
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • glue or double-sided sticky tape
  • chocolate eggs

kids easter basket

Colouring-in Basket

For preschool age children you may prefer to use the colouring-in template, and you’ll need to help them with the cutting and assembly of the basket.

Method:

  1. Print the colouring-in template.
  2. Arm your child with coloured pencils or crayons and let them colour to their heart’s content.kids easter basket
  3. Cut out the box and handle and fold along the dotted lines to construct the basket.
  4. Use glue or double-sided sticky tape to adhere the sides of the basket together, then add the handle.kids easter basket
  5. Now you’re ready to go hunting eggs. Hello sugar rush!

Cut & Paste Basket

School-age children should be able to manage most of the cutting and construction of this basket by themselves, depending on your individual child.kids easter basket

Method:

  1. Print the plain box template and the flowers & animals template. If you are using coloured paper you can print the templates straight onto that (card may be trickier to print onto, depending on the thickness of the card).
  2. Cut out the box and handle and fold along the dotted lines to construct the basket.
  3. Use glue or double-sided sticky tape to adhere the sides of the basket together, then add the handle.
  4. Cut out the animal and flower shapes. Use a hole-punch to cut out black eyes and pink cheeks.kids easter basket
  5. Stick the flowers and faces together using glue. Dab a tiny bit of white paint on the eyes for pupils (you could also use a white marker pen or correction fluid). Use a black marker pen for the bunny nose and mouth.
  6. Glue the flowers, animals and grass to the basket.
  7. All done!kids easter basket

Now all you have to do is wait for the Easter Bunny to visit.

kids easter basket

Let’s Party: Unique Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas is published by Hardie Grant Books (£14.99).

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