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Recycled DIY Easter Baskets

By: Sahana Ajeethan from vikalpah.com
Recycled DIY Easter Baskets
Recycled DIY Easter Baskets
This image courtesy of vikalpah.com

Help your kids put together some last-minute Easter baskets by recycling items you have in your kitchen cupboards or refrigerator. With an empty cereal box or milk carton, your child or grandchild will have something to use to gather Easter eggs or candy! These Recycled DIY Easter Baskets only take a few minutes to assemble and decorate. Your youngsters can use paint, stickers, or whatever else they want to decorate these cute kids' crafts for Easter. You could even make one for yourself and join in on the fun!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsPaint, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueRepurposing

Beginner

SeasonSpring

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Cereal Box
  • Spray paint or acrylic paint or Scrapbook paper to decorate
  • Painter's tape
  • Binder clips
  • Washi tape & stickers to decorate
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Milk Jug
  • Xacto knife

Instructions

  1. Use your marker to mark the height of the basket. I measured 6" from the bottom of the cereal box for basket and for the handle I measured 1.5" on the sides.

  2. Cut on the marked area using scissors .I did not cut the top flaps(The folded part on the top) of the cereal box instead I used them to overlap the handle but it is up to you depending on the length of the handle you prefer.

  3. Overlap the top part to form the handle. Use glue to secure them together. I used tacky glue and some binder clips.

  4. Stuff the inside with some newspaper and cover the edges with painter's tape to avoid paint.I used teal color spray paint to paint the cereal box.

  5. Decorate the basket with tape and stickers. I used washi tape and stickers to decorate and used black sharpie marker to write the name in the center. And Voila!! Your basket is now ready!!Stuff them with goodies to give it to your kids for Easter.

  6. For Milk Jug : Use marker to mark the area below the handle of the milk jug to cut for basket base.

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Recycling or up cycling things around the house is a wonderful way to teach children the importance of being green when you can and having some fun and creativity too! Another option would be to use scraps of wallpaper which makes a sturdy covering! I could see embellishing the edges with glued on buttons or little beads, bows or silk flowers! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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