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Recycled Easter Basket


Recycled Easter Basket
How to Make An Easter Basket Using a Plastic Bottle

Not only can you use these cute little baskets as decorations and for giving Easter treats, but they are a great way to recycle!

Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)



The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Soda Pop Bottle
Chenille Stems
Easter Grass
Craft Glue or Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Utility Knife
Scissors
Embellishment Items (Such as Ribbon, Felt, Craft Foam, Beads, Etc)

Instructions:
For my basket, I used a 16-ounce plastic bottle, but you can modify this project to use any size bottle.

Start out by using the utility knife to cut the bottom 2- to 3-inches off of the plastic bottle. This will b e your basket so you can make it as deep or as shallow as you like. Make sure it is an even, clean cut. An adult should do this for any child!

Next, use the utility knife to make two small slits on the side of the basket, directly across from each other and about a half to one inch down from the top. Poke an end of the chenille stem through each slit so about an inch hangs into the inside of the basket. Fold up the ends of the chenille stem and secure them with a little bit of glue.

Now you can decorate it! I would suggest covering the top edge with ribbon or even dimensional paint to cover any sharp edges. Decorate the outside of the basket with any craft supplies you have on hand. I cut small egg shapes out of craft foam, decorated them with dimensional paint, and then glued them around the top of the basket.

Finally, Fill the basket with a little bit of Easter grass and a treat or two. These make fun decorations or gifts!


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