Kids Frugal Fun: How to make an Easter Basket

Every week MomonDealz brings us a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Easter is quickly approaching so the next couple of weeks will be Easter Crafts. If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.

Homemade Easter Basket

Cardboard box
Construction paper
Decor of your choice (depends on theme of your basket)
Glue or Mod Podge
Googly eyes

1. Cut the lid of your box off.

2. Paint the box in the color you desire. You can also cover it in construction paper if you don’t have paint (this would work better at covering any letters on the box).

3. Next we added the red lines of Thomas because I knew the face would be pasted over them.

4. Create the “face” of your Easter basket. My son chose Thomas so I cut and drew it, and he was able to color it and add the googly eyes.

5. Add the remaining features or characteristics of your character. We made wheels and the number 1 for Thomas and added those.

6. Create a handle. I originally had Will paint the lid of the box but the color red was off so we decided to just fold a piece of cardstock several times and this made it pretty stable. I suggest using cardboard for best results, we just ruined ours by painting it the wrong red.
7. Fill with grass and eggs or gifts/candy.

Some ideas to fill the basket:

Educational Activities:

  • Math: Discuss the shapes used in this craft (rectangle box, circle wheels and face, etc. You can put math shapes inside of plastic Easter eggs and have your child open them and identify the shapes found.
  • Language Arts: Create your Easter Basket based on your child’s favorite book character. Talk about how the character is described in the book to help bring him or her to life for your child.
  • Science: Grow your own Easter grass by getting some grass seed and putting it in a recycled yogurt or butter container. Discuss with your child the needs of the grass (sun, water) and how all plants need these things to survive.

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13 comments… add one
  • I am going to try this with my cousin's kid...he's obsessed with Wreck-It-Ralph right now, and I think we could pull it off...with some extra supplies. Thanks!
  • I think the homemade Easter basket that you made is cute! I never thought about making my own Easter baskets, but it sounds like a lot of fun to do! I got some tips from you and I am going to make a few!
  • This is a great and fun idea! Thanks for sharing.
  • very nice project! will make one with my daughter
  • Very fun and creative activity for the kids!!
  • This is the most adorable creative easter basker idea! I love it!!!!
  • Such a cute idea, thanks for the idea!
  • Great tutorial. Love how it can be customized to what your kids like.
  • What fun this will be with the grandkids and greatgrandkids.
  • Great Idea!
  • I love it! Very creative ideas. thank you for sharing.
  • This is SUCH a cute idea!

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