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Easter's day, Green crafts, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Making flower, Paper crafts, Recycle  |  September 17th 2011  |  0 Comment

Munchkin-Friendly Easter Baskets: Fast and Free

Paper crafts

Let’s get started.

If you can’t make this project from stuff laying around in your junk drawer, you need to improve on your junk drawer.
Materials
  • Empty water bottle/plastic condiment tub/ food container
  • Coffee filters
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Optional: Pipe cleaner or ribbon (to make the basket handle)
Scribble on your coffee filters with magic markers. Any sort of marker that is not labeled as “permanent ink”  will do the trick. Spray with water and let them dry overnight.

Cool beans, huh? You can also get amazingly colorful filters by reserving the leftover coffee filters you used to dye eggs with tissue paper.

Make a stack of two filters, fold in quarters and cut a rough zig-zag edge. If you’re working with wee-little ones, tearing the filters will work too.

Next, cut off the bottom of a water bottle. The exact height will depend of the circumference of the bottle (this will make more sense in a second, I promise).

 

Put some glue on the bottle. White glue works best, but if you are working with paste eating munchkins, paste will work too. Double-stick tape will also do the job done, if you aren’t into messy. But glue is best. Messy is best. Always.

Stick on one of the filters.

 

Flip it over and repeat on the inside.

If you like a handle, punch some holes in the plastic bottle and add pipe cleaner.

Or, don’t add a handle. I kind of like it without the handle. Looks like a little nest or something.
I cut rounded corners on this one. Looks a bit like a wedding takeaway now, no?


Quick variation: swap the water bottle for a sliced up cardboard toilet paper roll.

Voila: egg tuffets!

 

I made these big flowering Easter baskets last week. As much as I like them, they require hot glue and a lot of cutting and coloring, etc. I thought it would be nice to do a version suitable for small children and left-brain types who struggle with crafty terms like “smoosh” and “twist” and “fluff.”
These are easy peasy. Ten minutes. Zero money.
Sound good? Let’s get started.
If you can’t make this project from stuff laying around in your junk drawer, you need to improve on your junk drawer.
Materials
  • Empty water bottle/plastic condiment tub/ food container
  • Coffee filters
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Optional: Pipe cleaner or ribbon (to make the basket handle)
Scribble on your coffee filters with magic markers. Any sort of marker that is not labeled as “permanent ink”  will do the trick. Spray with water and let them dry overnight.

Cool beans, huh? You can also get amazingly colorful filters by reserving the leftover coffee filters you used to dye eggs with tissue paper.

Make a stack of two filters, fold in quarters and cut a rough zig-zag edge. If you’re working with wee-little ones, tearing the filters will work too.

Next, cut off the bottom of a water bottle. The exact height will depend of the circumference of the bottle (this will make more sense in a second, I promise).

Put some glue on the bottle. White glue works best, but if you are working with paste eating munchkins, paste will work too. Double-stick tape will also do the job done, if you aren’t into messy. But glue is best. Messy is best. Always.

Stick on one of the filters.
Flip it over and repeat on the inside.

If you like a handle, punch some holes in the plastic bottle and add pipe cleaner.

Or, don’t add a handle. I kind of like it without the handle. Looks like a little nest or something.
I cut rounded corners on this one. Looks a bit like a wedding takeaway now, no?


Quick variation: swap the water bottle for a sliced up cardboard toilet paper roll.

Voila: egg tuffets!

Source: auntpeaches.com