Introduction: Make a K'nex Easter Egg Basket!

It's Easter again!

This is one of the most rushed and excited mornings you can remember having in a long time. The kids are anxiously running back and forth throughout the house, eagerly awaiting the family departure to the nearest Easter Egg Hunt grounds. So far, everything is going as planned-until you realize that one of your children doesn't have an Easter Basket!

Being a good parent, you wouldn't want your child to go to an egg hunt with nothing but a lowly plastic bag, while all the other kids-including their siblings-have fancy colorful containers that they can carry around with pride. Luckily, I am here to help! Sneak into the playroom and find that big box of K'nex that you bought for the kids last Christmas. Why, you ask? Because using objects as rudimentary as K'nex, you can create a stunningly original egg basket that will have all other egg hunters glaring with envy!

You have the K'nex, and I have the instructions, so let's start building!

Step 1: Pieces

To build the K'nex Easter Basket, you will need:

-14 White Connectors
-12 Yellow Connectors
-32 Green Connectors
-12 Red Connectors
-8 Orange Connectors
-6 "Y" Connectors
-4 Green Bendy Rods
-9 Yellow Rods
-4 Orange Bendy Rods
-4 Blue Rods
-30 White Rods
-64 Green Rods
-4 Grey Separators
-8 Blue Separators

Approximately one half-hour will be needed to complete this build.

Step 2: Base

Connect five white connectors using green rods. Next, add four white rods. Finally, attach four red connectors using green rods.

Step 3: Frame

Connect two green connectors using green rods. Repeat to get twelve pieces total, and connect them to the base using green rods. Add eight yellow rods to the frame, leaving four green pieces to attach to four white rods as depicted.

Step 4: Sides; Part One

Connect a yellow connector and a white connector using a green rod. Make another identical piece, and combine the two connector pairs using white rods. Attach one red connector to the side piece using green rods. Add two white rods as shown, and repeat to get four side pieces total. Attach the sides to the frame of the basket using green rods.

Step 5: Sides; Part Two

Connect two green connectors using green rods. Add one more green rod and a "Y" connector. Also, connect a blue rod to a yellow connector, and slide the blue rod through the green piece as shown. Repeat to get four identical pieces, and connect to the rest of the basket using green rods.

Afterwards, attach four orange bendy rods to the sides of the basket by bending them through the holes in the yellow connectors mentioned in the above paragraph. It helps to bend the rods before attaching, and rotating the rods into place makes connecting much easier.

Step 6: Handle; Part One

Slide one grey separator and two blue separators onto each vertical blue rod at the corners of the basket body. Next, add four orange connectors, one on each blue rod. Finally, attach a green bendy rod to each orange connector.

Step 7: Handle; Part Two

Attach two white rods to a white connector. Then, add four orange connectors and two "Y" connectors as shown. Also, connect two red connectors using a white rod, repeating to get two pieces. Attach the pieces to the "Y" connectors on the center piece as shown. Add a yellow rod to the handle piece, and attach the handle to the rest of the basket by connecting the ends of the four green bendy rods to the central white connector.

Step 8: Done!

Now you are free to enjoy your Easter festivities with your kids! All you have left to do is jump in the car and head to that Egg Hunt! I'm sure you will find loads of delicious candy, and maybe even a few other surprises! You may even get to pet a bunny!

Happy Easter!

Comments

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HollyMann made it! (author)2015-04-02

I want my son to do this for this weekend! :) Awesome idea!

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2015-04-03

Great! If he does I hope it turns out great! I'm here if you have questions! :)

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)2014-09-25

Thanks!

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Fantastic Baby made it! (author)2014-05-01

so beautiful!

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-05-03

Thank you! :)

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hunter999 made it! (author)2014-04-13

Awesome job bro! Congratz on the feature :D Lets hope you win something :-) Voted!

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-13

Thanks man! I'm stoked again! XD

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hunter999 made it! (author)hunter9992014-04-19

Yeah, I have no doubt you are not! :D

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-21

What? :/

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hunter999 made it! (author)hunter9992014-04-21

I have no doubt that your not stoked is what I meant. Am I being unclear lately? Maybe I should check my comments twice! :-)

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-23

Ahh, whatever... Haha. Yeah, I didn't understand... But ok.

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hunter999 made it! (author)hunter9992014-04-26

Ok, nvm...Also, have fun at the K'nex War.

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-28

Thanks! Although I'm still not sure if I can make it anyway...

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megustatrains made it! (author)2014-04-27

nice! voted

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-28

Thanks!

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mitch01 made it! (author)2014-04-18

It's so big...

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-18

The baskets about normal sized IMO...

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hunter999 made it! (author)hunter9992014-04-19

Not just yours, mine too :D

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-21

Again, what? :/

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hunter999 made it! (author)hunter9992014-04-21

I was saying that its not just your opinion that they are normal sized, I think that too. In other words, I agree with your comment. :-P

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-23

Oh, ok... :P

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knexbug made it! (author)2014-04-18

no prob i always vote for my followers and anyone else i like

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-18

Thanks! ;)

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knexbug made it! (author)knexbug2014-04-18

thanks for following!!

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-21

Haha sure homes.

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knexbug made it! (author)2014-04-18

no prob i always vote for my followers and anyone else i like

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knexbug made it! (author)2014-04-17

i voted for you :)

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-17

Gee thanks! I appreciate it! :)

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JonnyBGood made it! (author)2014-04-10

Good idea! I like how you executed this project. =D

There's a spelling error in your Intro paragraph that's bolded. Something about Easter being very rushed andexited?

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-13

Thanks! Whoops, yeah, I guess I'd better fix that... Thanks for the help.

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JonnyBGood made it! (author)JonnyBGood2014-04-15

No prob!

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)2014-04-13

Thanks!

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Karfa made it! (author)2014-04-11

yeah it's great

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Karfa made it! (author)Karfa2014-04-11

very interesting

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-13

Thanks!

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-13

Thanks!

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302422 made it! (author)2014-04-11

Making one of my own

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-13

Cool! If it works out please consider sharing a picture! :)

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akshat21045 made it! (author)2014-04-11

It's awesome! (But, there is no Easter in India D:)

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-13

Thanks! Haha I'm sorry...

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Karfa made it! (author)2014-04-11

good good

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-13

Um, ok...?

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hunter999 made it! (author)hunter9992014-04-13

???

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Karfa made it! (author)2014-04-11

ghuy jgfv

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-13

Um, what?

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hunter999 made it! (author)hunter9992014-04-13

???

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The Red Book of Westmarch made it! (author)2014-04-09

Heh heh, nice scenario! This all looks great!

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-09

Thanks!

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)2014-04-09

Nice!

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nerfrocketeer made it! (author)nerfrocketeer2014-04-09

Thanks!

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