Picture of Recycled Paper Easter Baskets
Hi!  This is a simple, easy way to make fabulous paper Easter baskets:)  They are really easy to weave and are made out of colored paper that I have gotten from handouts, flyers, reminders, etc, so they are super cheap (free, in fact;)  Let's get started.
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
For this project, you will need:
  • Misc. colored paper, mine was recycled and had printing on one or both sides
  • Modge Podge
  • Super glue
  • Clothes pins
  • Scissors
  • Old paintbrush

Step 2: Cutting and Folding

Picture of Cutting and Folding
First, take the paper and cut it into about 1 - 1 1/2 in. strips.  They don't have to be perfect;), picture 1.  Next, fold the strips length wise so they are about 1/4 in. wide, pictures 2 & 3.

Step 3: Weaving the Base

Picture of Weaving the Base
Ok, so now we are going to weave the base of the basket.  First, take a tiny dab of super glue and glue together in an X, picture 1.  Next, glue four strips of paper on each side of the vertical piece, like in picture 2.  Make sure they are glued over, under, over, again, see picture 2.  Now, weave in four strips on each side of the horizontal part of the X, using super glue when needed to keep everything in place, see picture 3.  That's it for the bottom of the basket, next we will weave the sides!
sukeyb11 year ago

My 5 year old loved making this (even though we haven't a clue what modge podge is)

So cute with such fun bright colors! I haven't woven anything in forever, looks so fun :D