Mini Easter Basket


Mini Easter Basket from fivelittlechefs.com A fun craft for #Easter.

A couple years ago, I believe it was, I saw a post where a pop top can was opened from the bottom. It was cleaned out, refilled and a label was put on the outside for a christmas neighbor gift. I can’t remember where I saw it, but here is another example with the instructions on the can portion. With the beginning of an idea from my mom I decided to use one of these cans I still had stashed away to turn it into an Easter basket.

Supplies:

  • can (see link above for instructions)
  • blue paper the width of the can x circumference of the can
  • brown paper 1″ x circumference of the can
  • green paper 3″ x circumference of the can
  • scissors
  • glue
  • foam chick craft kit (there are many varieties of chicks and bunnies found at the craft store)
  • foam eggs (found at the craft store)

Mini Easter Basket from fivelittlechefs.com A fun craft for #Easter.

  1. The first step is to make the handle. Take your brown piece of paper and draw black diagonal lines from the top to the bottom. Flip the paper over and draw opposite lines to create a basket weave. It is best if the pattern isn’t perfect which makes this great for little ones.
    Mini Easter Basket from fivelittlechefs.com A fun craft for #Easter.
  2. Next take the green piece of paper. Fold it in half lengthwise, like a hot dog. Make narrow cuts from one end to the other for the “grass.”
    Mini Easter Basket from fivelittlechefs.com A fun craft for #Easter.
  3. Glue the blue piece of paper around the can.
  4. Glue the green piece of paper around the can.
  5. Take your finger and curl out the front layer of the grass.
  6. Attach the “handle” to the top sides of the can.
  7. Attach the chick, made from your kit, to the front of the can.
  8. Attach the eggs to the sides and back of the can.
  9. Fill the can with your favorite surprise. Glue it together and give your Mini Easter Basket away as an Easter gift.

Easter Crafts from fivelittlechefs.com A fun craft for #Easter.Mini Easter Basket from fivelittlechefs.com A fun craft for #Easter.


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I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

15 Replies to "Mini Easter Basket"

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    Wicked World of Lucas March 24, 2014 (11:13 am)

    These look fab. I’ve got my all my nieces and great nieces coming over later on this week and you’ve just given me the craft I’m going to ddo with them – thanks. Also, this post would be a great one to post over on KidGLloves. They have a Mini Creations linky every Wednesday – we’d love to see you there cc

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      Kimberly FiveLittleChefs March 24, 2014 (12:37 pm)

      They will have so much fun! Thanks so much for letting me know about the linky party. I will check it out.

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    Coombe Mill March 24, 2014 (11:44 am)

    Very decorative, love the photos to explain how to make this basket

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    Merlinda (@pixiedusk) March 24, 2014 (12:13 pm)

    Looks nice! I am actually thinking of what craft to do this easter and this will do tho ours will probably not look as great as this one =P

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    Let kids be kids March 24, 2014 (2:17 pm)

    Lovely idea 🙂

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    Jaime Oliver March 24, 2014 (6:57 pm)

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments these look lovely x

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    Darlene Nemeth (@DarleneBNemeth) March 26, 2014 (9:45 am)

    Your little chick is so adorable. We’ll be able to make these mini- Easter baskets. We have all the supplies around the apartment. Thanks for sharing this low cost, easy project. Wishing you the best, Darlene

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    anglemoine March 26, 2014 (6:27 pm)

    Stopping by from The Wednesday Roundup. A big thank you for joint our party and sharing this adorable Easter craft! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

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    Joy @ Yesterfood March 28, 2014 (12:55 pm)

    Kimberly, I love these little Mini Easter Baskets- what a great craft to share with the kids! I am so glad you brought these to Treasure Box Tuesday- PINNED! ♥

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    Victoria Welton (@VicWelton) March 29, 2014 (10:33 am)

    These are absolutely beautiful – definitely going to pin this one and will hopefully get a chance to make them with Grace. Welcome to #PoCoLo. Thank you so much for linking up 🙂 Hope to see you next week x

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    danielle April 3, 2014 (7:39 am)

    love these – so cute! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Friday Frenzy!

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