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Make Your Own Easter Baskets

These two variations make wonderful Easter baskets. Not only will your children love what’s inside, but also the container that the treats came in! In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to turn a sand bucket and a popcorn container into adorable Easter baskets that any kid is sure to love!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Container (Popcorn box, Sand Bucket, Etc)
Yellow and Orange Felt
Yellow Paper
Foam Stickers
Craft Glue
Googly Eyes
Glue Gun

Things to do:
Sand Bucket Easter Basket
1. For a sand bucket Easter basket, simply decorate the bucket with foam stickers. You can use carrots, rabbits, eggs, etc. This idea is great, because your kids will love to play with the sand bucket at the beach all summer long.

Popcorn Container Easter Basket
1. To make the popcorn container into a chick, start by covering the sides of the container with yellow paper. I’ve found that tracing the sides to get a perfect fit is the best method. Simple trace the sides, cut them out, and secure them with tape.

2. Cut out a pattern for the feet by cutting a 2″ by 2″ triangle and trace it onto a piece of gold felt. Cut out the shape.

3. Cut out a pattern for the beak by creating a 3″ by 1 1/2″ diamond. Trace the pattern onto a piece of orange felt and cut it out. Glue the beak in half, using craft glue.
4. Cut a square that is 1 1/2″ out of gold felt. Cut 1/2″ slits around the edge of the square.

5. Glue the square along the top of chick’s head. Finish the face by adding wiggly eyes, the beak, and the feet. I’ve found that hot glue works best.

6. Fill the basket with candies and treats and enjoy!

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