Homemade kids Easter baskets are perfect for filling up with mini chocolate eggs or homemade cookies ready to gift to loved ones!
These cute and colourful baskets are so pretty – and they are a real winner because they are an absolute breeze to make. With a little helping hand, they are a great craft project for the kids too.
Materials for Kids Easter Baskets
- PVA glue
- Cutting mat
- Craft knife
- Your choice of decorations
- Shredded tissue paper
Pick your favourite paper (this can be plain white copier paper, old gift wrap, homemade paper or even newspaper – there’s no limit to your creativity)
Instructions for Kids Easter Baskets
Step 1 – Cut out the paper
Using your cutting mat, ruler and craft knife, cut out (or get an adult to help you)
- 1 x square of paper – 25cm x 25 cm
- 1 x rectangle of paper – 15cm x 6cm
Step 2 – Build the box and handle
Fold the paper from one corner to the opposite corner, to form a triangle, with the right (good/printed) side of the paper on the outside.
- Crease along the fold, then open the paper up
- Repeat as above, folding the paper in from the other corners
You will have fold-lines crossing over in the middle of the square.
- Bring one corner up and into the centre of the square
- Repeat with the remaining three corners.The four corners should meet neatly in the middle of the square
- Make solid crease lines
Fold one edge of the square up and into the centre point of the square
Repeat, bringing the opposite edge to the centre of the square
Unfold the paper until you only have 2 opposite triangles meeting at the centre point.
Fold up the ‘walls’ of the box (behind the triangles) Fold up the 3rd wall of the box, and hold the 2 triangles that form in place with your thumb.
OK – This step is a teeny bit tricky (but only the first time you try it)
- Fold the upper triangle over the 3rd wall of the box and firmly crease the top edge of the box
- Apply PVU glue to the inside walls formed and the 3 triangles on the base of the box
Almost done now!
- Apply glue to secure the final edges in place
- Repeat the process to form the final wall of the box
Form the handle of the box by folding the small paper rectangle in half lengthways, then glue to opposite sides of the basket.