String-Painted Basket

String-Painted Basket craft

Spring into the season with a project that strings along children's imaginations. Get a handle on holidays from Easter, to Passover, to May Day with this versatile basket idea.

  • 1.

    Spread recycled newspaper over your work area. Pour two tablespoons of several bright colors of Crayola® Washable Kid's Paint into recycled foam produce trays.

  • 2.

    With Crayola Scissors cut a short piece of string or yarn for every color of paint. Dip the string into paint and then drag, twirl, or dot on a large sheet of heavy, white construction paper to create designs. Dry.

  • 3.

    Make a handle for your basket by cutting a narrow strip from another piece of construction paper. String paint the handle if you like. Dry.

  • 4.

    Turn the basket paper upside down, with the unpainted side facing out. Cut slits at all four corners of the paper about 1/2 of the way in. Fold the ends into the middle of each side and staple to create a basket. Staple the handle to the sides of the bask