First gather your materials, you will need:
- A small cardboard box of some sort, you can recycle food boxes like we did.
- construction paper in assorted colors
- glue (stick or school glue)
- Tacky Glue
- 2 brass fasteners
- single whole puncher
- optional: Exacto knife (for heavier cardboard), paper cutter (also called paper trimmer)
If desired, cover the bottom of the box in either paper pieces or a sheet of construction paper.
For the straps, cover one side with solid construction paper, then start arranging and gluing squares and rectangles. Set aside to dry. After glue dries, trim any overhang.
Using the hole punch, center on end of strap and punch a hole a far as you can go in. Repeat for other side.
On sides of the box, using the hole punch, center on end of strap and punch a hole a far as you can go in. Repeat for other side.
Line up the holes for the handles and the box. Push a brass fastener through both holes to attach. Repeat for other side.
|Can you see the Creeper face? Teenie added one to her basket.|
You're all done! Fill with Easter grass and goodies!
P.S.. If you are anything like me and neglected to get Easter grass, you can always make some quickly by using paper and cutting it into thin shreds. The paper cutter makes quick work of it, but you can also use scissors. Just fold paper length wise and cut thin pieces.