How to make your own Easter basket

We woke up feeling a little bit crafty this morning and not in a sneaky way! Of course, Easter is just around the corner so we decided to make Robbie his own little Easter basket for the big day.

These baskets are really easy to make and you don’t need too many materials to create them. Here’s what we used:

  • A cereal box
  • Glitter paper
  • Crepe paper
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Small Easter eggs
  • A little touch of creativity

We started by cutting the cereal box into a good size for the basket and cut another thin strip to use as a handle.

We then set to work turning this empty box into something that would make Robbie’s eyes light up. We covered the box in glitter paper to give it a colourful shine by simply sellotaping it all the way around for a tight fit. Those with older kids may prefer to use plain paper and let them draw their own designs for the box but Robbie is a little young for this.

The next job was to add the lollipop sticks. We cheat a little and always keep a supply of the craft kits below from Amazon that includes ready painted sticks, but if your child prefers to paint it can always be done yourself. We then folded the spare piece of cardboard and glued it on to the top, we now had a basket!

We were still missing something though, fortunately we found inspiration in a shopping magazine with a beautiful looking picture of a chocolate chicken who would fit perfectly. A little cut and stick and the outside of the basket was finished.

We filled the basket with crepe paper to give it a softer feel before filling it with chocolate eggs and soft toys and waited for Robbie to wake up from his nap.

It was pretty clear from his reaction that he loves it! Of course, he will have to wait a little while until he can use it for his egg hunt but he did manage to sneak one little egg from it!

Thanks for reading! I’ll be looking at making a few more Easter crafts in the next week or so and hope you enjoy them. Let me know if you have tried this or any other great ideas to create that will help make Easter in isolation a little more fun. Steve.

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9 responses to “How to make your own Easter basket”

  1. Brilliant ‘Blue Peter’ stuff (for older readers). Sarah must be the creative one as Steve, to my knowledge, has never shown this side. Pics of Robbie covered in chocolate (and the walls, cat and furniture).


  2. Wow! I absolutely love the way this looks! I never would have thought to craft a basket like this. My husband asked me to pick some up when I’m out tonight grocery shopping but I’m going to suggest we work with the kids to make their own this year. It’ll be a fun craft for them to work on as part of the school day and it will save us a bit of money!

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  3. Lovely idea. Our junk modelling pile is massive at the moment. May have a go at making this. #KCACOLS


  4. This is a lovely Easter basket, Steve! We haven’t done many Easter crafts yet this year… I guess my mind has been taken up by coronavirus life and I just haven’t thought much about Easter approaching. Time to get decorating pretty sharpish! x


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