Check out my Easter basket! I made it from a paper plate and filled it with construction paper eggs cut from scraps.
Paper Plate Easter Basket
- paper plate
- craft glue
- binder clips
- legal-size paper
- Easter grass
- construction paper
Cut 12 slits into the paper plate, approximately the same distance apart, stopping where the ridged part ends. (I cut like the numbers on a clock - top and bottom, left and right, then two cuts between each cut.) Bend the cut pieces upward.
Add a dot of glue to the inside right of each flap. Starting with one flap, tuck it behind the flap immediately to the right so that the right (gluey) side is behind the left (non-glued) side. Then tuck that flap behind the next one on the right, continuing until it forms a basket shape. It you use strong glue, it will hold pretty well on its own, but I recommend putting a few binder clips in place to hold it if any start slipping.
If you look carefully, I should have added one more binder clip, as there's a loose flap in the 9:00 position. I noticed it later, added more glue, and clipped it.
While the glue is drying, cut out eggs from construction paper and decorate them with the scraps from other colors of eggs.
Fold the legal-size paper in half lengthwise, then in half again and again until you have a long, narrow strip. Glue the ends to the inside of the basket, then staple them in place for extra security.
Fill your basket with Easter grass, then tuck in your eggs. This basket is surprisingly sturdy and would work well with plastic eggs or real eggs, too.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter!