Young or old, I’m pretty sure no one can resist an Easter egg hunt. The thrill of the chase. The swoop in. The find. And then counting the stash you’ve accumulated in your Easter basket. It’s an Easter win all around. We’re pretty sure you’ll find our Folded Paper Easter Baskets a total Easter win, too!
When I was a kid, we had a dog that would follow us around and eat the eggs that my mom lovingly set out so early in the morning. Of course, he didn’t eat them all. That would result in quite the belly ache. But it was enough to upset the Easter bunny. It’s a story that my mom still likes to tell to this day. Don’t worry, there’ll be no eating the eggs in our Folded Paper Easter Baskets craft.
For our Folded Paper Easter Baskets you’ll need cardstock in a orange or brown color. We used 5” square sheets, but you can use the same concept on any size, you’ll just get different sized baskets. The rest of the supplies include construction paper in various colors for the basket handles, white cardstock, colored pencils or markers, a black sharpie as well as a brown marker for details, green Easter grass, scissors, and glue.
Folded Paper Easter Baskets
- Cardstock – orange/brown, white
- Construction paper – various colors
- Green Easter paper grass
- Colored pencils or markers
- Black sharpie
- Brown marker
Begin by making two ½” snips in the center of one edge of the cardstock you’ll use for the basket, about a ½” apart. Make the same snips in the same area on the other side. We didn’t measure, but you can to be more precise.
Fold up all the paper around the cuts.
On the sides that aren’t cut, fold up to where it meets the cut.
Apply glue to the small folds on one side, then bring up and together. Do the same for the other side.
You should now have a thin basket shape.
Draw a basket weave design around the basket with a brown marker.
Apply glue around the inside of the basket. Lightly fill with paper grass and push into the glue to set.
Cut 3 ovals out of the white cardstock. Draw lines with a black sharpie.
Cut a thin, long strip from a sheet of Easter-colored construction paper. Glue to the sides on the inside of the basket.
Then color in with colored pencils or markers.
Separate the grass and place eggs in the basket.
Here’s to hoping for a full Easter basket for you and yours this Easter holiday! And be sure to check out more of our fun Easter crafts at Our Kid Things!