I just realised this morning that we have been so caught up in our Passover preparations that we had forgotten all about Easter. We needed a really quick craft made from things we already had.
We thought that one thing we would definitely need are some fun and colourful Easter baskets to collect eggs, and so we had a quick look through our recycling box and craft cupboard.
I love the result, our brilliantly cheerful, super speedy ten-minute Easter baskets!
All you need to make one of these fun baskets is:
One plastic water bottle, with the top cut off,
Start by painting the inside of your bottle with the poster paint. It is really important that you paint the inside and not the outside, as otherwise it will be very tricky to decorate the basket later.
Let your paint dry. When the paint has dried, decorate your basket with the permanent markers. We added colourful patterns and decorated our baskets just like we would decorate an easter egg.
After decorating the whole basket, use scissors to carefully cut a little slit on opposite sides of your basket and attach one end of the piecleaner to it. To do this, thread a bit of the piecleaner through the slit, bend it up and wrap it around the long pipecleaner bit. This will be the handle for your basket.
Now use beads to decorate your basket’s handle.
When you have finished decorating the handle, just thread the other end of the piecleaner through the remaining hole and secure it by wrapping it around itself.
Now you are ready to collect easter eggs!
If you are interested in what we have been up to for Passover, take a look at our Passover Crafts Category.