EASTER CRAFT: PAPER CUP EASTER BASKETS

Easter is only a couple of weeks away and the supermarket aisles seem to be laden with chocolate temptations. I couldn’t resist and had to buy some cute Easter treats, purely for crafting purposes of course.

I can’t reveal how many chocolate eggs were consumed during the making of these Paper Cup Easter Baskets, but let’s just say. I had to keep my strength up.

I’ve always tried to create projects that use the materials I have at hand and it’s amazing the cute stuff you can create with just items from your kitchen cupboards and stationery supply drawer.

If you have some unused paper cups left over from a party, these little Easter Baskets would be the perfect project for the kids to make and give to their friends filled with Easter treats.

Don’t have washi tape? Don’t fret; stickers, markers or paint will give a lovely decorative result.

These Paper Cup Easter Baskets are the perfect size for mini chocolate eggs, homemade Easter cookies or small toys.

You will need:

  • Paper cup
  • Washi tape or decorative fabric tapes (You could also draw or paint on the cups)
  • Drinking straw – paper or plastic
  • Pipe cleaner (Chenille Stick)
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher or Metal skewer (I’ve used the end of pointy tweezers)
  • To Fill: Shredded paper or tissue paper, and treats.

1. Decorate your cup as desired. You can really get creative with stickers, paint or anything you have at hand.

2. Punch 2 holes near the rim of the cup using an awl or metal skewer. Make sure they are directly opposite each other. If you are doing this as a kids craft activity pre-punch the holes before decorating to save time.

3. Drinking straw to a length slightly smaller than the cup diameter.

4. Thread straw through pipe cleaner to make the top of the handle.

5. Feed ends of pipe cleaner handle through holes and twist to fasten. Trim any excess pipe cleaner length.

All done! Now just fill with Easter treats, (if there are any left after all that hard work!)

EASTER CRAFT – BUNNY TAKEOUT BOX WITH PRINTABLE

Easter has got to be one of my favorite holidays. Not only is choc-o-block full of chocolate and other delicious edibles; it’s the perfect excuse to make super cute crafty things.

Easter crafts in spring inspired colors are pretty (even though it’s autumn here), and everyone loves a bunny!

This week I’ve created a Bunny Takeout Box with Printable such and easy Easter Craft that is super practical too.

This Easter craft project is quick and inexpensive to put together and makes an ideal as a gift or party favour when filled with eggs, toys or baked treats.

Because these takeout boxes are perfect for carrying with their little handle, they would also make a cute alternative to a basket for an Easter Egg Hunt.

I’ve added little pom poms to the back of the takeout boxes because what’s a bunny without a fluffy tail!

You will need:

  • Bunny Rabbit Printable
  • A4 size card or thick paper
  • 2 x Medium sized takeout boxes, cardboard or plastic (available at party supply stores)
  • 2 x Pink pom poms
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape