Easy Easter Basket Craft for Kids

This easy Easter Basket craft is a perfect Easter craft to do with kids ages five and up (younger if you assemble it).  The kids love designing their own little baskets.  I used the basket as a holder for their dyed Easter Eggs (it held three safely) and the plastic Easter Eggs.  It’s a fun project to do in a class, daycare, church Easter activity, or just at home with the kids.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own Easter Basket.


construction paper (the thicker the paper, the more it will hold), scissors, crayons/markers, stapler/tape, optional Easter grass


Pre-cut strips of construction paper for the basket’s handle. Cut the strips a long way from the paper.

Step 1: Give each child one piece of construction paper.  Have each child cut diagonally from each corner about 2 inches.

Step 2: Fold in on each side of the paper, then turn it over. You will see the basket start to form.

Step 3: Have the children decorate the basket and handle strip using crayons, markers, stickers, glitter, etc…

Step 4: To create the basket fold up one side and tape or staple it to the piece sticking out on the other side.  Repeat to all sides of the basket.  Tape of staple the handle to the inside of the basket.

Step 5: Add Easter grass, and you’re done.  I made these with the kids so they could use them as a holder for their dyed Easter eggs.  I stapled the handle on, and it could hold three eggs.  I also used it to hold the plastic Easter eggs, as shown in the picture.

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