Easter is coming up, and if you’re looking to create something special with your little ones, this popsicle stick Easter basket craft is perfect!
This craft is not only easy and inexpensive, but it is also a beautiful keepsake that can be used year after year. This is also a pretty spring picnic basket craft idea for kids.
Add this to your list of Easter basket arts and crafts to do with preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary school kids. Making this Easter egg basket is also a great family activity that can be enjoyed by all.
This craft is sure to be a hit with kids, so get creative and have fun! Decorate your DIY basket with buttons, pipe cleaners, crystal stickers, ribbons, etc., and fill them with colorful Easter eggs or treats like candy or chocolates.
Supplies you need to make a popsicle stick Easter basket craft
- Popsicle sticks (We need 38 popsicle sticks to make this basket)
- Craft glue
- Hot glue (to be used by grown-ups only)
- Pipe cleaner sticks (Chenile sticks)
- Pencil (optional)
How to make a mini Easter basket craft?
Using craft glue, stick one popsicle stick along one edge of an A4 cardstock.
Stick another popsicle stick parallel to it.
The second stick should be placed such that when a third popsicle stick is placed horizontally will have one end of it on the second popsicle stick and the other end on the first stick. (You can use a pencil to mark the points on the cardstock to get it perfect).
Add two more popsicle sticks horizontally at the top and bottom to form a square.
Now, stick three more ice cream sticks horizontally at an equal distance inside the square.
Once all the sticks are glued in place, cut out the square from the cardstock.
Similarly, we need four more squares to make our Easter egg basket with one square needing 7 sticks in total.
We used cardstocks of different colors (yellow, orange, blue, green, and pink) for each square to get a colorful Easter basket.
Stick all four squares around each side of the fifth square to form a cube-like shape using hot glue. For each square, stick the sides where another square is touching it.
Now, make a handle by sticking two popsicle sticks on two opposite sides and then a third popsicle stick on top of them.
Finally, get a few pipe cleaners and roll each of them to get a circle shape. Stick them on one side of our popsicle stick Easter basket in the shape of a flower.
Our beautiful mini Easter basket craft is ready!
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