Basket of Easter Fun


This handmade Easter basket from I Love to Create is a great crafts for kids to do before Easter Morning.  They can use this Basket of Easter Fun craft to hold the eggs they find in the egg hunt as well!  Kids will love adding their own touch to this unique paper craft.

basket of fun easter basket


  • Tulip® Glam-It Up!™ PDA: Personal Dazzle Assistance™ (Clear)
  • Collage Pauge® Instant Decoupage™
  • Foam brush
  • Balloon
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper – white, assorted colors
  • Foil
  • 2 buttons
  • Thread
  • 12” of 1½” ribbon – color to match tissue papers



  1. Cut colored tissue paper into 2” squares. Cut white tissue paper into strips. Blow up balloon to desired size.
  2. Squeeze a puddle of Collage Pauge onto foil. Use foam brush to dab some Collage Pauge onto a section of balloon. Place a strip of white tissue paper on wet Collage Pauge then dab a light layer of Collage Pauge on top of white tissue strip. Continue applying white tissue over rounded half of balloon in same manner, overlapping each piece of tissue ¼” to ½”. Apply two to three layers of white tissue. Let dry.
  3. Repeat process, applying one layer of colored tissue squares over dried white tissue on balloon, making sure to leave an even coat of Collage Pauge over the colored tissue. Let dry completely.
  4. Using scissors, cut top of balloon to let out air. Peel balloon away from tissue. Reform tissue basket if needed.
  5. Cut a zigzag pattern along top edge of basket.
  6. Apply Personal Dazzle Assistance crystals to front of basket in preferred initial.
  7. Hand sew ribbon handle onto basket with buttons.

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This Basket of Easter Fun is so cute! I love the way the paper gives it a spring tie-dyed look. I also think this would make the cutest Halloween treat basket made in orange paper with a pumpkin face.

This looks like a load of fun and it is so pretty too! I could see doing this in similar color shades of tissue paper for a different look. Other options might be to cut the top edge in a wavy pattern rather than zigzag, and add a sequin or ric rac border along the top edge. Another twist, might be to add some glitter into the last batch of modge podge or collage podge to give it a little bling. Yep, that would be messy, but it would be pretty! Love it!

This is so different than anything I have done with my grandkids and I have got to make this for them this year. I think this will be loads of fun to decorate and personalize the basket just for them. I will pick up some balloons next time I am out and some tissue paper from the dollar store and some tulle for handles for my granddaughter and some fabric or ribbon for my grandson. This is such a inexpensive craft depending on what you want to decorate it with. I want to add some lace or pretty ribbon also on my granddaughter and maybe some pictures of superheroes on my grandson. I may let grands help even though it can be messy it looks like lots of fun. Nice easy tutorial.

This is a great Easter craft for the older kids but I can see it would adapt easily to other times. Since it's messy, making this outdoors in the summer would make for an easy clean up-just get out the hose! Now water play time!

I love this idea for Easter. I know that my 11 year old would love to make one and would be able to make it herself and my 2 year old while not able to make it by his self would enjoy making one with some assistance. A huge package of tissue paper can be picked up at the dollar store so this seems to also be an inexpensive craft to make . I cant wait to give this a try with my kids and cant wait to see what their finished baskets look like.


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