Paper Weaving Easter Basket

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We love making creative craft activities for kids to enjoy and to expand their imaginations! In this post, we are looking at some really fun way to make a paper weaving easter basket.

Whether your kids just love to weave paper, laminate it and use it as a placemat or they want to go a step further and actually make a basket out of their weaved paper, they will find that this fine motor skills activity is a lot of fun!

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Paper Weaving Easter Basket

This fun Easter craft is so much fun! It’s great for kids of all ages to be able to join in and create. If you’re looking for a way to work on fine motor skills and also create something new, this Easter weaving activity is perfect!

This is one fun Easter fun DIY that the kids can do over and over again. Change up the colors and they can make it look unique every time they make it.

Make sure to check out my Easter Counting Cards and Puzzles for even more Easter activities and fun ideas for the kids!

Basket Weaving Supplies

You can make weaved paper, a weaved paper Easter basket or just a basket with this project. If you want an Easter basket, you might want to buy some plastic Easter eggs to go in the baskets

For these paper weaving projects, you will need:

Paper Weaving Easter Basket

First, start with the paper Easter basket template: fold a piece of paper in half (the hamburger way) and measure one inch around the top, the open side and the bottom. Make small marks one inch apart, as you go down the folded page to keep track of where to cut the lines.

Look at the picture below. You can see how the strips were cut. Make sure your cuts are made on the FOLDED side of the paper and you stop at the 1-inch mark. If your kids are old enough, walk them through it. If not, this part might be better to do yourself.

Next, pick the colors of paper that you want for the weaving strips. Fold the papers in half the long way (the hotdog way), which is the OPPOSITE way from the weaving template. Cut strips that are about 3/4 of an inch thick. If you need to, use a ruler and a pencil to make marks on where to cut. Unlike the weaving template, you will cut these strips all the way through.

cutting the paper

Now, you are ready to begin the paper weaving that kids will love! Set the template paper flat (open) on the table. Pick out out strips for the weaving and have the gluestick handy.

Teach your child(ren) how to begin weaving (over and under with the first strip and under and over on the next strip and back to over and under for the third and so on).

After you finish weaving each strip, use the gluestick to glue the top and bottom end of the strips to the baskets don’t fall apart. Once the entire paper is weaved and the strips are glued down on the ends, fold each of the 4 sides of the paper in.

Only fold over 2 strips’ worth of paper (see pictures). Crease the folds well.

weaving the paper to make the basket

To make the paper weave basket, you will need the stapler, the staples and an additional strip for the basket handle. As you see in the picture, you will bring both corner creases toward each other to create a triangle inside the basket-to-be.

Bring the triangle to one of the sides and secure with a staple or two.

Continue doing that for all 4 corners until you end up with a box. Staple or glue the extra strip on the narrower sides of the box to make it a basket. And there you have it! Didn’t they turn out awesome?!

Fun Ways To Use These Easter Baskets

Now that the kids have made their own Easter baskets, what are they going to use them for? There are so many fun ways that they can use these weavable baskets.

Have them use them to collect the Easter eggs that are scattered about the yard. What a cute way to have them create their own Easter basket and then use it as well!

Another fun way to use these baskets is to have them use them as a flower basket. We LOVE to pick dandelions and there are always tons to pick! The kids can easily pick them up and put them safe and sound in their basket so that they can keep them all in one spot!

You can also blow up some balloons and have them scattered around the house. Have the kids use their baskets to pick up the balloons as a fun indoor activity.

As long as you’re not putting something super heavy into the basket, it should be fine to have fun with and be creative. They’ll love being able to find fun things that they can keep in their basket. Then they can dump it out and start all over again!

paper weaved baskets

Thank you for visiting our Paper Weaving Easter Basket post! This is a fun spring and Easter activity that will have them having a blast! It’s a fun activity to make together as a family so that everyone can have their own.

If you’re looking for even more fun activities, make sure to check out these other great ideas below. They’re a super fun way to make even more creations easily at home.

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Paper Weaving Easter Basket

The kids will love this paper weaving basket.

Materials

  • colored paper
  • scissors
  • gluestick
  • stapler
  • staples
  • optional: Easter eggs

Instructions

First, start with the paper Easter basket template: fold a piece of paper in half (the hamburger way) and measure one inch around the top, the open side and the bottom. Make small marks one inch apart, as you go down the folded page to keep track of where to cut the lines.

Look at the picture below. You can see how the strips were cut. Make sure your cuts are made on the FOLDED side of the paper and you stop at the 1-inch mark. If your kids are old enough, walk them through it. If not, this part might be better to do yourself.

Next, pick the colors of paper that you want for the weaving strips. Fold the papers in half the long way (the hotdog way), which is the OPPOSITE way from the weaving template. Cut strips that are about 3/4 of an inch thick. If you need to, use a ruler and a pencil to make marks on where to cut. Unlike the weaving template, you will cut these strips all the way through.

Now, you are ready to begin the paper weaving that kids will love! Set the template paper flat (open) on the table. Pick out out strips for the weaving and have the gluestick handy.

Teach your child(ren) how to begin weaving (over and under with the first strip and under and over on the next strip and back to over and under for the third and so on)

After you finish weaving each strip, use the gluestick to glue the top and bottom end of the strips to the baskets don't fall apart. Once the entire paper is weaved and the strips are glued down on the ends, fold each of the 4 sides of the paper in.

Only fold over 2 strips' worth of paper (see pictures). Crease the folds well.

To make the paper weave basket, you will need the stapler, the staples and an additional strip for the basket handle. As you see in the picture, you will bring both corner creases toward each other to create a triangle inside the basket-to-be.

Bring the triangle to one of the sides and secure with a staple or two

Continue doing that for all 4 corners until you end up with a box. Staple or glue the extra strip on the narrower sides of the box to make it a basket. And there you have it! Didn't they turn out awesome?!

More Easter Activities

Looking for even more Easter fun? I’ve got you covered! Below are a few fun ideas and activities that the kids are going to love working on and completing as well.

Easter Printable Puzzles

Toddler Activities with Easter Eggs

Easter Tracing Worksheets

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