Easter Basket Recycled Berry Box Craft
This simple and inexpensive Easter basket is fun for kids to make. Start with a berry box and finish with a beautiful basket to hold your colorful Easter eggs.
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Easter celebrations generally include decorations that kids make themselves.
Prepare for a fun Easter celebration with kid-made baskets to hold the chocolate eggs.
Easter basket craft
Berry boxes are easy to up-cycle for Easter baskets. The only supplies you need are a berry box and some pretty craft supplies.
Kids can be creative with their baskets using basic arts and crafts materials you have at home or school.
We used ribbon and lace but there are lots of options for decorating a berry box. Set out stickers, a variety of trims, along with crayons and markers.
Instructions for berry box basket
1. Lace ribbon through the openings in the sides of the berry box.
2. Double back with one end of the ribbon as shown in the photo, to weave the ribbon through a second time. This will make sure each side of the box is displays some of the ribbon.
We are using a wide ribbon which will cover more of the surface of the box sides, but you can use any ribbon you have on hand - printed or plain, wide or narrow.
3. Tie a bow at the front of the basket.
4. Glue a piece of lace trim around the top edge of the basket.
5. Make a handle with a chenille stem.
- Loop the ends of the chenille stem through slats on either side of the berry box.
- Bend and twist the end of the chenille stem to secure.
6. Fill the basket with homemade straw.
- Make straw by tearing or cutting paper into strips. If preferred, run paper through a paper shredder, or crumple tissue paper to fill the basket.
These are just guidelines. Every basket will be unique!
Kids can weave ribbon through the holes in the sides of the berry boxes according to their individual skills and imaginations.
Decorations can be chosen from the materials you provide.
There is lots of opportunity for kids to be creative!
- The box can be painted before decorating.
- Use glitter, markers or stickers to decorate the basket.
- Label the basket with your child's name.
Bonus activity: Use egg cartons to make Easter eggs for your Easter basket.
Be sure to leave room in the basket for a few chocolate eggs as well!