Kids will love placing all the eggs they find in this DIY Easter basket! They can customize it and turn it into whatever they’d like such as a bunny, chick, dog, pig….. you name it! It could also be decorated with fun designs and patterns instead of making it an animal. We made ours into a chick craft last year after my kids ruined one of their cutesy, store-bought cardboard baskets with water. They also learned that cardboard gets soggy and tears easily when wet – hahaha!
empty box (shoe box, the box garbage bags come in, etc.)
construction paper, cardstock, or craft foam
string, shoelace, or similar
DIY Easter Basket Instructions
Cover the entire inside of your box with duct tape. This part is optional, but it makes it sturdier and looks nicer plus you can easily wipe it down.
Place your box on a sheet of yellow construction paper or cardstock and trace around it. Cut and glue it to the same side you traced. Repeat with the other 3 sides.
Cut a beak and feet from orange craft foam and glue in place. The feet on ours are taped to the bottom with duct tape. Cut yellow strips for the hair and either glue or tape it to the top. Add googly eyes.
The last part is adding a handle for the basket. Use a hole punch to make a hole on each side. Lace through string, shoelace, or similar and secure it with a knot. Our handle is made from a strap for a cup you can carry.
Now you have a super cute handmade Easter basket to place all your goodies from an egg hunt! It’s also perfect for the Easter Bunny to place stuff in for Easter morning.
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