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Can’t find the Easter baskets from last year or looking for something new for this year? This simple Easter basket uses materials you likely already have on hand.

Start with:

  • Paper Grocery Bag
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen/Pencil/Marker
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Stapler or tape

Create It!

Using ruler and pen, trace ruler width vertical lines across card stock. Repeat on three additional pieces of cardstock.

Leaving one inch on top and bottom uncut, cut lines on sheets of cardstock. Cut approximately 1 in. strips of wrapping paper. We used the lines already on the back of the wrapping paper.

Weave the wrapping paper strips in basket pattern through cardstock sheets, securing ends with tape or stapler.

Cut approximately three inches off top of paper grocery bag. Cut additional approximately three inches in each corner of bag and fold down edges.

Tape or staple woven cardstock sheets to each side of the paper bag. Some pieces may need to be folded to cover the longer sides. Trim off any excess. We used the excess from the side woven cardstock pieces to create the handle.

Staple ribbon around the top of the basket and tie in bow!

We love the ornaments and Christmas decorations our little ones make each year! Isn’t it fun to pull the decorations out of the box and see what they created at different ages?

These cardstock Christmas trees can easily be taken apart and stored flat for future Christmas decorating as well. They are simple to make and can be decorated in so many ways!

Start with:

  • Cardstock Paper
  • Scissors
  • Stickers
  • Pencil/Pen (optional)

Create It!

Fold cardstock in half. Draw and cut or freehand with scissors the shape of your Christmas tree, creating two identical trees.

On one of the trees, cut halfway down the top center of the tree. For the remaining tree, cut halfway up the center from the bottom of the tree.

Slide the two cut portions together to create a three dimensional tree. You may need to slightly adjust the length of the cuts to make the tree able to stand upright.

Decorate with stickers and find a festive display area! We like placing them under the tree among the presents.

It is no secret that we love lines! We recently spent an afternoon tracing shapes to create our own unique patterns to color. It was fun to see how differently everyone’s patterns turned out using the same basic shapes.

Start with:

  • Paper
  • Pencil/Pens
  • Markers/Colored Pencils/Crayons
  • Shapes to trace

Create It!

To start, we used wooden geometrical shapes from toys and puzzles. Household items such as paper cups and coins could also be used for tracing. Or, create your own shape templates from recycled cardboard such as cereal boxes.

Next, we determined a pattern from the available shapes and traced to paper. We used markers to color in the shapes and finish our patterns!

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