Homemade kids Easter baskets are perfect for filling up with mini chocolate eggs or homemade cookies ready to gift to loved ones!
These cute and colourful baskets are so pretty – and they are a real winner because they are an absolute breeze to make. With a little helping hand, they are a great craft project for the kids too.
Pick your favourite paper (this can be plain white copier paper, old gift wrap, homemade paper or even newspaper – there’s no limit to your creativity)
Using your cutting mat, ruler and craft knife, cut out (or get an adult to help you)
Fold the paper from one corner to the opposite corner, to form a triangle, with the right (good/printed) side of the paper on the outside.
You will have fold-lines crossing over in the middle of the square.
Fold one edge of the square up and into the centre point of the square
Repeat, bringing the opposite edge to the centre of the square
Unfold the paper until you only have 2 opposite triangles meeting at the centre point.
Fold up the ‘walls’ of the box (behind the triangles) Fold up the 3rd wall of the box, and hold the 2 triangles that form in place with your thumb.
OK – This step is a teeny bit tricky (but only the first time you try it)
Almost done now!
Form the handle of the box by folding the small paper rectangle in half lengthways, then glue to opposite sides of the basket.
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