Monday, March 22

Make it this week: Easter Egg Hunting Basket

Every year I say I'm going to do this and every year slips by and I end up buying easter baskets that fall apart anyway!

We had lots of fun putting these together but a tip, get this prepared the night before or whilst the kids are happy doing something else because it takes about 15 minutes to prepare and kids can get painful with excitement at times as we all know!

What you'll need for each basket
1 margarine container - round or rectangle - doesn't matter
Clear packaging tape
Wrapping Paper or scrapbooking paper of your choice, cut into 2cmx2cm squares
2 x split-pins or brads
70cm x 2cm wide ribbon

Cut the rim off the lid of your margarine container, discard the lid part, keeping the rim

With a tiny hole punch or a corkscrew on each side and measure up where the handle will go and put holes in rim in corresponding spots.

With your brads or split pins, affix the rim to the container, handles on in the inside.  Cut off excess rim below the brad/splitpin and then cover the split end of the pin/brad with packaging tape.

With your packaging tape, tape around the outside of the container about 2 inches, then fold back so the sticky side of the tape facing out.   Keep taping until the outer of the container is completely covered.
Cut up your paper, and set up with the baskets ready for the kids to get to work!

Kids get creative
Let the kids get sticking the paper on the outer of the container.  You may want to add some Easter stickers also.  Make sure you cover as much of the container as possible.

When they're done, go around the container with packaging tape stick side down to keep all bits of paper etc. on the container.

Lastly cut 20cm off the ribbon.  With the remaining 50cm  stick an end of ribbon to the inside of the handle and twist around to the other side, tape or glue to the other end.  Tie a bow on top.

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3 lovely comments:

DarNonymous on March 22, 2010 at 7:06 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Ooooh, totally cute idea!

Belinda on March 22, 2010 at 2:00 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I've been wanting to make Easter baskets with the kids this year, these look great

Barbara on April 4, 2010 at 6:21 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

This is a great idea. Now my boys are adults I miss doing this type of thing with them.


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