I recently found myself staring at a pile of egg cartons and wondering how we could use them. Easter was at the forefront of my brain and it didn't take long until I connected the dots. They would be perfect for making cute little Easter baskets. This project takes very few supplies, it's easy to prep, and it's a lot of fun to make. In fact, you probably already have everything you need to get started on this easy Easter craft.
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2 pipe cleaners (fuzzy craft sticks) for each basket
We divided an egg carton into sections of four cups apiece. The egg cartons we have tear easily. If you don't have the same type of carton, you may have to get out the scissors. We each took a section of the egg carton and started painting. I got out as many pretty pastel colors of paint as I had, but feel free to paint them any color. Stripes, polka dots, and solid colors all look pretty on the baskets.
While waiting for the paint to dry, we twisted two different colors of pipe cleaner together. Once they were twisted, we curved them into a u-shape.
I used the sharp pencil to poke a hole in each side of the egg carton. We then put the ends of the pipe cleaners into each hole, curving up the ends and twisting it around itself. That's it. You're done!
This project was so simple and fun. We filled them with plastic eggs and added them to our Easter decorations. They're so pretty.
If you find yourself with a few extra egg cartons, turn them into Easter baskets!
Find more Easter activities here:
Watercolor Easter Eggs
Easter Egg Dye Pour Painting
Painted Easter Egg Suncatchers
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