Ooh I do love a “seasonal craft” – be it lanterns for St Martin’s Day in Autumn, some lovely ornaments at Christmas.. and making EASTER BASKETS at Easter (and of course LOTS of egg decorating ideas, bunny crafts & chick crafts too!!!). Looking back over the years, I am pleased to discover that we have made a number of Easter basket crafts and little bowls, that are perfect for either Easter Egg Hunting and filling as you go round, or to hide as a full basket itself to be found (that is how WE used to do it when we were little.. it wasn’t how much you could find.. but you had to find the basket with your name on it!). Of course many of these little basket ideas, make great gift baskets or table decorations on other occasions too! So each year will like to make easter baskets of some sort of another. As my kids grow, the variety of our Easter baskets grow too – when they were little it was very much an easter basket idea for toddlers, now they are 6yrs and 8yrs we can get a little more ambitious. And as my son gets older, I need to think of new ways of keeping him engaged and finding basket ideas for boys!
Note: this DIY Easter Baskets post was first shared in March 2016, but we have updated and republished it for you
Easter Basket Crafts for Kids
First up, we have two little Paper Plate Baskets ideas – they are both super simple, one is a perfect Basket Idea for Preschoolers, the others is just right for older kids (who want something more “grown up”!). I love the little
Paper Plate Bag -as it is so so easy and kids ADORE decorating these!
DIY Yarn Bowls – this is a great and simple little craft that kids can make quickly and easily. All you need is yarn or wool and some glue. The kids will adore this craft. We decided to make our yarn bowl in “spring colours” – turning it into a meadow of spring flowers. So cute. So simple. Perfect as an Easter Basket!
Here is something a bit different, and definitely a basket craft for older kids – Milk Carton Basket Weaving. A great introduction to weaving for kids, plus a fabulous upcycling project. Awesome Easter Basket Craft for Kids indeed!
I love these cute little papier mache hen baskets and bunny baskets – actually, they are “tissue paper mache”, which means there is no painting involved. We used upcycled tissue paper too, so it is a super thrifty eco project whilst you are it. aren’t they adorable?
Similarly.. we were “inspired” by our own craft a couple of years later and made these adorable mini Chick Easter Baskets more recently. They are very similar to the Hen and Bunnies, but just as much fun to make. Love their “cute smaller” size and the kids adored making them.
Another nifty thrifty Easter basket crafts or bowl idea are these fabric mache bowl DIY. Yep.. pretty much the same technique as paper mache, just a different type of glue and a clever way of layering and you have some great and colourful easter baskets, perfect for hiding in the garden.
Though these paper plate Easter purses are similar to one of the ones above, I wanted to share them again, as I thought the bunny paper plate and chick paper plate designs are just TOO cute. A perfect little “Easter Basket Crafts idea” to go on a mini egg hunt for sure!
I hope you liked these Easter Basket Crafts. We have lots more fun for Easter here: