Paper Mache Easter Basket

Paper Mache Easter Basket

Make these fun decorative Paper Mache baskets to celebrate Easter! We’ll also give you some ideas for decorating pre-made pieces.

  • Time Required:4 Hours
  • Difficulty Level:Intermediate
Print ProjectShop Ribbons Needed
  • Step 1:Tear the newspaper and music note paper into strips. Blow up balloons slightly to size.
  • Step 2:In a bowl, mix a 1/2 cup glue and a 1/2 cup water to make a paper mache paste. Dip the music strips in the paste and wrap around all of the eggs with a couple of layers. Wrap the bottom of the balloon with newspaper strips, stopping 1 inch above the halfway point with at least 6 layers of paper. Let these dry overnight.
  • Step 3:When the basket is dry, pop and remove the balloon. Cut a zig zag design on the top edge of the basket. Paint the basket with aqua paint.
  • Step 4:To make the handle, hot glue a yellow pipe cleaner to each side of the basket.
  • Step 5:Hot glue a silver pipe cleaner around the bottom of the basket.
  • Step 6:Apply white glue around top edge of the basket and sprinkle with glitter.
  • Step 7:Cut a 3 inch piece of the Dotted Tulle. Gather lengthwise in the center and secure with a small piece of yellow pipe cleaner. Glue to the side of the basket.
  • Step 8:Cut a piece of the aqua ribbon to 9 inches in length and make a bow. Glue the bow to the center of the tulle. Glue a yellow velvet flower to the center of the bow.
  • Step 9:Paint the bunny and some of the paper mache eggs using the vanilla paint.
  • Step 10:Cut additional pieces of ribbon and tie around the eggs with a bow on top. Glue a button on top of the bow.
  • Step 11:Cut a piece of the pink ribbon to 20 inches in length. Wrap around the bunny’s neck and tie into a bow. Glue a button to the center of the bow. Trim the ends of the ribbon.
  • Step 12:Fold the tissue paper and cut into 1/4 inch strips. Place the cut strips into the basket for grass. Add some eggs and goodies to the basket!


  • TIP 1:Use these pieces to create a centerpiece for your table!

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