The finished Easter basket filled with pink glittery eggs

Easter crafts: creating an Easter basket with glittery eggs

The daffodils are popping up, the weather is getting warmer and Easter is on the way. This month’s #BostikBlogger craft box provided the perfect inspiration for some Easter crafts. My girls had a wonderful afternoon making Easter baskets out of craft foam and filling them with glittery eggs. The baskets are simple to make, although young children will need some adult help with making the basket.

An Easter egg basket made from craft foam and pipe cleaners filled with glittery polystyrene eggs: Easter crafts - creating an Easter basket with glittery eggs

You will need:

  • A sheet of craft foam
  • A plate or circular object
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • A stapler
  • Three pipe cleaners
  • Coloured felt or tissue paper
  • Polystyrene eggs
  • Two small bowls
  • PVA Glue (we used Bostik White Glu)
  • Glitter
  • Stickers or foam shapes to decorate

The items you will need: two small bowls, polystyrene eggs, a plate, craft foam, felt, stapler, scissors, glitter, glue, pencil, foam shapes or stickers to decorate

1) Place the plate on the craft foam and draw around it with a pencil. Cut out the circle.

Jessica drawing around the plate

2) Fold the circle of craft foam in half horizontally. Unfold and then fold in half vertically. Unfold again. You should now have created fold marks dividing the circle into quarters.

Jessica folding the craft foam circle in half

3) Cut to about two-thirds down on each of the fold lines.

Jessica cutting along the fold lines on the craft foam circle

4) Fold the sides up, overlap and staple to create a basket shape.

Daddy helping Jessica to fold up the sides of the foam craft circle and staple them to form a basket shape

5) Decorate the basket shape with foam shapes and stickers.

Jessica decorating the basket with foam shapes

6) Make a handle using three pipe cleaners and staple the ends to the top of the basket.

Hubby stapling the pipe cleaner handle on to the basket

7) Line the inside of the basket with a piece of felt or tissue paper.

Sophie putting felt in the inside of the basket

9) Pour some glue into one of the bowls and the glitter into the other.

 

9) Dip one of the polystyrene eggs into the first bowl to cover it with glue. It may also be helpful to use a glue spreader to spread the glue more evenly across the egg.

Jessica dipping the polystyrene egg into the glue

10) Dip the glue-covered egg into the glitter and roll around until it is covered. Leave to dry.

Jessica dipping the glue-covered egg into the glitter

11) Repeat with the remaining polystyrene eggs. Once all the eggs are dry, you can place them in your basket.

The glittery polystyrene eggs

Both my girls had fun making their Easter baskets and glittery eggs. Needless to say, they’re looking forward to filling them with chocolate eggs at some point too!

 

We were sent a box of craft materials from Craft Merrily as part of being a Tots100 #BostikBlogger

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Easter crafts: creating an Easter basket with glittery eggs

  1. Plutonium Sox

    Aww these are adorable, what a lovely craft. I thought about making some Easter baskets but wasn’t sure how to do it, we might give it a go now I’ve read this, plenty of time until Easter to get it done in time for chocolate eggs!
    Nat.x

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Nat – still lots of time left! I think we will use ours for our Easter egg hunt 🙂

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    1. Louise Post author

      It’s a nice craft to do – the girls had fun doing it. Hope your guests have fun with their Easter crafts 🙂

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