Easter Basket from Recycled Container

This craft makes for a cute Easter Basket for your kids to give to grandparents, neighbors, teachers, etc.

Use an Exacto or craft knife to cut away the top from a square tissue box, cut a round oatmeal box in half (if you keep the lid on then you’ll have 2 Easter baskets, or cut a milk carton in half (toss the top half, keep the bottom half for your basket).

Paint the box a pretty pastel “Easter” color or cover with colored construction paper or tissue paper. Add a pipe cleaner handle and call it done or add a face to make your Easter basket even cuter.

Add eyes, nose and mouth using markers, paint pens, buttons or sequins. Raid your craft box for unusual items to use. Make whiskers by cutting paper into thin strips and gluing to basket.

Cut two ears cut from pink paper. Cut two inner ears from white paper just a little smaller than pink paper ears. Glue one white inner ear to one pink outer ear so that you end up with 2 sets of ears. Glue ears to inside of basket so that they face outward.