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How to Weave a Basket with Kids

How to Weave a Basket with Kids

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.

A simple way to weave a basket with paper. Great craft to get kids involved with.

Here is what we used to make our basket.  This is a small basket that will hold a handful of eggs.

weave a basket supplies

  • 2 piees of 8.5 x 11 cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Clear tape
  • Ribbon
  • Stapler

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.

How to weave a paper basket with kids

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.

Thanks for visiting!

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Nancy

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

How wide are each of the strips? 1 inch or 1/2 inch?

Sarah

Monday 27th of April 2020

They are half inch strips.

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