Supplies you will need to make your baskets:
plain paper bags - use sandwich bags to make
stickers, rickrack ,fake fur trim, lace
cotton balls for rabbits
anything else you can thing of
Start with a basic baskets:
1. Take a plain brown market sack and across the
bag width wise so the remaining bag part is about 10" high. Now fold the top
over the bag so that it is now about 5" high. The fold is like the collar on a
turtle neck. Folded over all the way around to the bottom of the bag. Press
the greases with your hands to make a nice basket shape with sharp edges.
2. Now take the piece you cut off and make a
handle. Cut a strip about 2 - 3 inches wide and however long you want it to
be. Fold in half long ways, gluing down. Staple this to the sides of the
3. Now you are ready to decorate. You can add
stickers of cut-outs of crosses, chicks, flowers or whatever you like. You can
also let the kids color designs on first before cutting too.
Make Different Types of Baskets
Basket - on the front side of the basket
glue wiggly eyes and pipe cleaner whiskers. Draw a mouth. Cut out ear shapes
and glue to the top on the inside. Add a cotton ball for a nose.
Spring Chick Basket - Gut out scalloped
wings and glue to the side. Add black button eyes and a triangle beak to the
front. Add feather to the wings.
Resurrection Sunday Basket - Cut out
crosses and glue to the sides. Decorate with the words "HE IS RISEN" and