Name of Project
Woven Easter Baskets
Ages This Project is Suitable For
Pre-teens, Teens, adults
Approximate Time Required to Complete This Project
A few hours or more
Colored pastel printer paper
Hot glue gun
Empty plastic milk jug
Bunny template that is pictured (that template was traced on cardboard and painted)
Tulip 3-D paint
1. I took a empty plastic milk jug and cut down to almost halfway. Cut off the handle till you have a square all around. My basket height is 6-inches inside.
2. Then I decided the main color I wanted and wove in the other colors. Since paper size is 8.5 x 11", I left enough to work the strips of paper. Tip for weaving: First put the vertical rows first on a surface that you can scotch tape all the vertical strips top and bottom. That way, when you go to weave the horizontal strips it will so much easier with the scotch tape holding the vertical strips.
3. When all the strips are in place, take off the tape. With tacky glue bend over the strips to the other sides so they won't stick out. You will be doing that for all sides. You need only two 8.5x11 grids. Those two will be wrapped around the milk jug later.
4. I made the bottom with another grid with another color, but thats me. You can choose the same color all throughout. But you need the coverage if you want to cover the jug. If you don't want to cover the bottom, then you only need 2 sides.
On the bottom, put a woven grid and cut it accordingly and glue it with hot glue so that it fits snugly.
5. Take the other 2 other woven grids and wrap them around the jug. Cut according, glued them to the same way. Twist 3 pipe cleaners for the handles, but DO NOT punch hole through the paper. Only through the plastic milk jug for security reasons.
Tips and Tricks
- I discovered that any materials can be used for weaving for baskets. I did a woven project using toilet paper rolls. I flattened the rolls and made grid lines and cut the lines.