Crafts – Paper Plate Easter Egg Basket

by Admin on March 6, 2012

Easter Egg Paper Plate Handprint Basket

All credit goes to DLTK-kids, where I found this craft idea and the original post is here.

Age: from babies to preschoolers. When I had little kids I would use their little hands and do the project on my own, with them watching.  :-) With bigger kids I let them color, cut and I just help glue and with tracing their hands.

Materials needed:

Printer
Glue (available in any supermarket or hobby shop, I use the white glue)
Scissors
Something to color with
Paper plate
Paint and paintbrush (we used brown)

Instructions:

Print out two or three copies of the egg templates.
Colour the pieces as appropriate and cut them out
Cut out the top half of the paper plate, leaving the rim intact – this will likely require a parent’s assistance.
Paint the bottom of the paper plate brown, including the rim.
Place the plate onto a piece of construction paper or cardboard (old cereal boxes work well).
Cut out the piece.
Glue or tape the piece onto the back of the painted plate. This will create a narrow ‘pocket’ or basket.

 

 

 

 

 

Glue eggs into the basket. Some against the back of the basket and some inside the front.
You can slip little candies (small chocolate easter eggs would be nice) or messages inside the basket.
Trace handprints onto construction paper in whatever color you prefer.
Glue or tape the handprints along the rim of the basket as a handprint handle.
Voila, cute handmade Easter baskets.

(I do not own the idea or the pictures – all credit goes to DLTK’s Crafts for Kids )

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My name is Emy Alketa Varga. I was born and raised in Albania, came to Budapest 7 years ago and might be here for the rest of my life. I love Budapest. It is just a beautiful city. I’m a mother of three boys, wife of the best Hungarian man, stay at home mother and LOVING IT. In my house you will find: books, lot of books, toys, lots of toys and yarn, tons of yarn. My favorite quote is: “Only one life, soon will pass, only what is done for love will last.” – Mother Teresa. (Emy is the newest member in our growing Budapest Moms contributing community, we hope to have many more, original crafts from her soon!)

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