How to make an Easter basket

Jackie Team member
View the video

Project Overview

If your kids are planning on going on an Easter hunt, then this basket is a must. It’s really easy to make and they can decorate it in their favourite colours.

Download step-by-step instructions

Download template

Continue to step-by-step instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1 Cut out the basket base
2 Stick the base together
3 Create the basket sides
4 Make the small side walls
5 Make the large side walls
6 Cut out your walls
7 Stick the 4 walls to the base
8 Decorate your basket
9 Fill it up with goodies
  • Step 1. Cut out the basket base

    Cut the base template out with your scissors. Then trace the shape onto 1 piece of cardboard and 2 pieces of felt. Then cut these out.
  • Step 2. Stick the base together

    With the hot glue gun, carefully stick the felt panels to both sides of the cardboard.
  • Step 3. Create the basket sides

    You’ll need six pieces of felt for the sides. Use the hot glue gun to stick the pieces together to give you 3 double-sided panels.
  • Step 4. Make the small side walls

    Using your scissors, cut out the small side wall from the template. Then trace it twice onto 1 of the panels you have stuck together.
  • Step 5. Make the large side walls

    With your scissors, cut out the large side wall from the template. Then trace it onto the other 2 panels you have stuck together.
  • Step 6. Cut out your walls

    Now you can carefully cut out the 4 walls using your scissors.
  • Step 7. Stick the 4 walls to the base

    With the hot glue gun, stick the 4 walls carefully to the base to create the basket. You will also need to stick them to each other as well so that the basket is strong.
  • Step 8. Decorate your basket

    Once the glue has dried, it’s time to decorate. You can use coloured felt, pipe cleaners, pom poms or whatever you like.
  • Step 9. Fill it up with goodies

    Your basket is ready to fill up with Easter goodies.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Marker
  • Scissors

Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Decorating materials
  • Felt squares

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
Top of the content