Let’s Make a Paper Plate Basket!

Make a basket using a large paper plate! This is a great basket to make for an Easter Egg Hunt. See end of post for some other ideas too! Baskets are really useful!

All you need

  • Paper plate (9in/23cm diameter)
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Hole Punch
  • Pipe cleaner (12in/30cm length)
  • Stickers to decorate
  • Tissue paper to put inside
  • Small Easter eggs/chocolates hidden – to find!

How to make the baskets

If making these with young children you may want to do several of the stages beforehand. Older children can cut the plate and use the stapler (with supervision – make sure they can use it safely). Punching the holes needs supervision just to make sure they aren’t punched too close to the edge of the plate. You want the pipe cleaner handle to hold!

  • Mark out where to cut the plate (picture 1)
  • Cut along the lines
  • Fold the small section inwards and bend round the two longer sides. Secure with a staple. Do this twice.
  • Punch holes
  • Add pipe cleaner handle (Twist around the punched hole to secure)
  • Decorate with stickers
  • Add tissue paper lining
  • Collect eggs!

The basic basket can be used as a craft for the story of Feeding the 5,000. Just add the five loaves and two fish. If you click on the link you’ll find a post with a Pdf with loaves and fish that you can print.

You could also make it to celebrate harvest. Add some pictures of fruit and veg to your basket.

If you leave out the pipe cleaner handle you could use the basket for a Baby Moses craft too! here’s another idea about Moses.

Once you have a basic craft idea it’s great to be able to adapt it for different age groups and Bible Stories and Seasonal crafts. I’m sure you can think of other ways to use a basic basket shape!

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