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Adorable homemade Easter baskets you can DIY in a snap

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6 adorable Easter baskets for kids you can make at home

Sure, store-bought Easter baskets are easy, but making a one-of-a-kind Easter basket at home might be even easier (and cheaper) thanks to these tutorials. If your kids are still in the Easter-bunny-loving age bracket of preschool or elementary school, they'll get a kick out of waking up in the morning to find a special Easter basket made just for them.

Better yet, ask your kids to join in on the fun by turning a DIY basket into an afternoon craft. These inexpensive Easter basket projects are perfect for little hands and short attention spans.

1. Strawberry basket Easter basket

6 adorable Easter baskets for kids you can make at home
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

This basket is fun to make and weaving the paper builds fine motor skills too.

What you'll need:

  • strawberry basket with handle
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • ribbon

What you'll do:

  1. Cut the construction paper into strips as wide as the basket holes.
  2. Weave the paper in and out of the holes, securing one piece to the next with tape.
  3. Add a ribbon or bow to the top of the handle, and your basket is finished.

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2. Construction paper Easter basket

6 adorable Easter baskets for kids you can make at home
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Perhaps the most reminiscent basket of childhood is the construction paper basket. All you need are two complementary colors of paper along with some patient cutting, weaving and stapling.

What you'll need:

  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • stapler

What you'll do:

  1. Cut the construction paper into 1-inch strips. Make the cuts as consistent as possible.
  2. Lay 10 strips of one color (pink) side by side on a flat surface.
  3. Use 10 strips of the other color (purple) to weave under and over the first set of strips, leaving 1 inch unwoven on each of four sides.
  4. Now you have a flat (pink and purple) checked mat.
  5. Gather together the end strips of one (pink) side and staple. Repeat for the remaining three sides.
  6. Staple another (pink) strip of paper to form a handle between two opposite (purple) sides, and a strip of the other color (purple) to join the remaining (pink) sides.
  7. With one final strip, create a paper bow and staple to the top of the two handles to secure them.
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