Introduction: Craft a Paper Basket


We're back with a bran new craft idea that you can try at home. All you need to do is follow these simple steps.
Do make a note of the essentials:

What you’ll need:
(1) Newspaper
(2) Glue
(3) U pins
(4) Cardboard
(5) Paints
(6) Paint brush

Step 1:

You can use old newspapers, magazines or other rough papers for accomplishing this task.
Start by rolling strips of newspapers. Make sure you roll them tight. To do this place a pencil on one corner of the newspaper sheet and go on rolling. Stick the end to make it tight and firm. Make around 30 such rolls.

Step 2:

Next, cut out 2 circles from a cardboard. Glue an odd number of the rolled newspaper in a way that it resembles a spoked wheel.

Step 3:

Now, add the other cardboard piece on top. Make sure you glue it well and place a heavy object like a book so the bond is strengthened.

Step 4:

Now start folding the newspaper spokes from the cardboard base. Weave the remaining newspaper tubes around the spokes.

Step 5:

Use U pin or a clothes clip to keep the tubes secure while you weave them. Make sure to use some glue each time you add a new newspaper roll.

Step 6:

Finish your newspaper basket by painting it with acrylic paints. You can even cover it with MOD-PODGE to add an extra sheer and shine.

Tip – Use comic books or magazines instead of newspaper for a more colorful and trendy basket.

You can visit the toy store online India blog to view more about this recycled newspaper basket.