Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way! Easter is just around the corner, so why not do a fun Easter egg basket craft with your kids! Today, I will show you how to create your very own 2D/3D Easter basket.
Materials needed for the Easter Egg Basket Craft
- The Easter basket and egg printable (get at the bottom of post)
- Paper Stock and/or Printer Paper
- Elmer’s Glue
- Green Grass Paper – the kind you put in an Easter basket.
- Markers, Crayons, and Water Paint
How to make your Easter basket
First, you want to start by printing the printables. If your printer is capable of printing on stock paper then I would suggest printing just the Easter basket on this paper. Especially, if you are planning to hang your Easter egg basket.
Now it is time for your child to decorate their Easter eggs. Before you give it to them, take a white crayon and decorate the eggs with some hidden patterns. Provide your child with the water paint and let them find the hidden designs.
Let your child decorate their Easter basket with markers and/or crayons. Once they are done you can assist them with cutting out their basket. When you cut out the center white area, near the handle, punch a hole in the center first and then work your way around it. Do not cut the white inside area of your basket, as seen in the picture. You will need this area later to hold your grass.
Once your eggs are dry, help your little one cut them out. If you would like different dimensions in your Easter basket, glue two of the eggs to the white area of the basket. Afterward, apply the green grass paper to the Easter basket. First, cover the white area inside of the basket with Elmer’s glue then take a small hand full of the green grass and apply it to your basket. You may need to push some of it down to stick. Then you can apply the remaining eggs to the basket. Again, you will have to push on them to ensure they stick.
Now you have an adorable little Easter basket keepsake! Hang it on the mantel, on your door, or to the walls of your classroom.
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