Little Lady and I had some time on our hands this week and I asked her if she would like to learn how to weave a basket. She looked at me in amazement and asked if we could really make our own baskets. I couldn’t help but smile. I love crafting with this girl, and teaching her a new technique is so exciting especially when she is fully on board. So not only did we weave a little Easter basket, I let her pick the colors and help me make this quick little tutorial video on how to weave a basket with kids.
Here is what we used to make our basket. This is a small basket that will hold a handful of eggs.
- 2 piees of 8.5 x 11 cardstock
- Clear tape
Take a look at how easy this is to put together.
Little Lady did most of the cutting and weaving. She is 5 and this was just the right level of difficulty for her, it was also a fairly quick prject given it’s size so it was perfect for her attention span.
A few tips when weaving a paper basket with your kids. Be sure to watch the quick video above to see just how we made this.
- Tape down the top 2 strips of woven paper to make it easier for kids to weave in the other strips.
- When finished weaving all the strips together, tape around the edges and have your child cut along the edge of the tape all around the woven paper.
- Securing the basket with tape and staples will help it hold up.
Have you ever don weaving with your children? I’d love to hear what you made.
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