Paper Basket

Choose from three different templates to print out and decorate into a paper basket that you can tote along or glue onto a background.
Paper Basket craft

Materials

  • Printable paper (A4 or Letter size)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons
  • Things to decorate your basket with: craft foam shapes, buttons, beads, rhinestones, sequins, stickers, glitter glue, ribbons, puffy paint, etc.

Steps

Step 1 Paper Basket 1. Print out any of these basket templates. Print out the first page twice for the Medium and Large baskets.
Step 2 Paper Basket 2. Cut out the template pieces.
Step 3 Paper Basket 3. Glue the handle onto one of the basket body pieces.
Step 4 Paper Basket 4. To make a basket with a "pocket", apply glue along the outer edges of the basket body, except on the top edge.
Step 5 Paper Basket 5. Glue the second basket body piece on top of the first, making sure to align both pieces properly.
Step 6 Paper Basket 6. Color and/or decorate your basket with a variety of materials such as paper or craft foam cut-outs, stickers, beads, buttons, ribbons, plastic gems, lace, and glitter glue.

You can also print out these shapes, color, cut them out, and use them to decorate your basket: bows, flowers, hearts, and stars.
Step 7 Paper Basket 7. When the glue has thorougly dried, slip in your other paper craft creations (e.g. Easter eggs, flowers, fruits, etc.) inside the basket's "pouch" or "pocket".
Step 8 Paper Basket 8. This basket can be carried around or it can be glued on to a paper background.

More Ideas

Paper basket with wood patterns To add texture to the basket, you can print out the basket template onto patterned card stock.

You can also cover the template pieces with patterned gift wrap paper or handmade paper after Step 2.

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