Easter egg basket with paper plates

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Easter egg basket paper plate craft

Use everyday materials around the house to make this pretty Easter egg basket in minutes!

Made with paper plates and paints you can stand it up or hang it on the walls on Easter day.

Summary

Time: 10 mins
Age: Toddlers to little kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Paper plate Easter egg basket craft for kids
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You will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue

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Step 1: Cut out your basket

Cut out the top half of the centre of your paper plate, as shown.

This makes a nice basket shape, with a handle.

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Step 2: Paint your basket

Paint the paper plate brown.

We used acrylic paint and put on two coats to get a nice covering. Leave it to dry.

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Step 3: Add some detailing

Use yellow or light brown paint to add criss-crossing stripes to the bottom of your basket, to make it look like basket weaving.

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Step 4: Cut out some Easter eggs

Cut some egg shaped ovals out of card.

We chose pretty pastel coloured card but you can use whatever colour you like.

Cut out different sizes of eggs.

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Step 5: Decorate your eggs

Use paint (or felt pens) to decorate your Easter eggs.

We added dots, stripes, zig zags and want lines to ours but you can decorate your eggs however you like.

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Step 6: Pop the eggs in your basket

Arrange the eggs so that the larger eggs are at the back and the smaller ones are at the front.

Then glue them in place to the back of the paper plate so that they peep out of the basket.

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Step 7: Add the ribbon as a final flourish

Finally, to finish off your Easter basket, tie a pretty ribbon around the handle.

Tie it in a pretty bow.

 

Your Easter basket is all ready to hang up on the wall.

 

Paper plate Easter egg basket craft for kids

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