Fun Crafts: Make a Springtime Basket

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Make a springtime basket that looks eggscellent!

Materials and Supplies:

  • Recycled cardboard egg cartons
  • Spray paint
  • Wire (electrical works great)
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon pieces
  • Paper grass
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher



  1. Cut the lid and side piece from the egg carton and spray paint it. Two coats will make it brighter and shinier.
  2. Cut a 24-inch piece of wire. Add buttons to the wire every 2 inches or so by threading the wire through the holes and twisting it around.
  3. Punch a hole in each end of the carton and thread your wire ends through, twisting them to secure a handle.
  4. Tie 6-inch pieces of ribbon onto the handle into double knots. You can double a few sections up to create a thicker and fuller look.
  5. Eggcellent! Add paper grass in each hole if you like that addition. If you want it to stay secure, put a little tacky glue in each hole first, then let it dry for a few hours before using the basket.

Provided by North Carolina artist Laura Kelly, creator of Laura Kelly Designs. Find more of her crafts at

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