Mini Easter Baskets
Easter will be here before you know it, and that means a big Sunday dinner. Instead of pulling out the usual Easter decorations, teach your child how to transform a cupcake liner into a mini Easter basket. These pretty little baskets are sure to add plenty of springtime cheer to your Easter festivities.
What You Need:
- 2 pastel colored muffin liners
- White construction paper
- Green construction paper
What You Do:
- Using the scissors, have you child cut a 3 x 1 inch rectangle out of the white construction paper.
- Then, have her fold the sheet of green construction paper in half horizontally.
- Next, on the side where the two edges of the folded paper meet, using the scissors, ask her to cut a series of slices. They should be spaced about a quarter of an inch apart and should go all the way across the edges of the paper.
- Then, still using the scissors, ask your child to cut a single horizontal slice across the top of all the cuts she made in step three. The little pieces of cut paper that fall down will be the Easter grass.
- Place the pastel muffin liner on a flat surface.
- Then, have her squeeze a dot of glue onto each end of the same side of the white rectangle.
- Your child should then press and hold the ends of the rectangle to the inside of the muffin liner to create a little handle over the top. Allow the glue to dry completely.
- Have your child put the Easter grass in the basket.
- Finally, your child can add a little candy to the basket.
If she wants, your child make a whole bunch of these mini baskets. The baskets could also be used as place markers. Just write the names of your dinner guests on the basket handles.