DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Easter Egg Paper Plate Basket
Kaitlyn loves painting paper plates and this has been one of her favorite projects. Usually she likes making animal faces that she can turn into masks, but she thought it was really neat how the plate turned into a "real looking" basket. She actually preferred it without the handprints... but I love handprint crafts!
- something to colour with,
- paper plate,
- paint and paintbrush (we used brown)
- Print out two or three copies of the egg templates.
- Colour the pieces as appropriate and cut them out.
- Cut out the top half of the paper plate, leaving the rim intact.
- This will likely require a parent's assistance.
- Note: Our handprints were age 4... If you have larger hands, you might want to cut off the rim and add a bigger cardboard handle that makes the basket an oval so you have a bit more room to work with.
- Paint the bottom of the paper plate brown, including the rim.
- Trace the plate onto a piece of construction paper or cardboard (old cereal boxes work well).
- Cut out the piece.
- Glue or tape the piece onto the back of the painted plate. This will create a narrow 'pocket' or basket.
- Glue eggs into the basket. Some against the back of the basket and some inside the front.
- You can slip little candies (small chocolate easter eggs would be nice) or messages inside the basket.
- Trace handprints onto construction paper in whatever colour you prefer.
- Glue or tape the handprints along the rim of the basket as a handprint handle.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Template (color) or (B&W)
Printable version of these instructions