Easter means it’s handcrafting time! Try out this easy egg basket made out of paper mache that your kids can help make with you. It’s a fun and quirky project that everyone in the family will love.
My family and I love Easter. I also love making every holiday exceptional for everyone at home and I want to give my little ones the full experience while they’re still young. This time around, I settled for an easy easter basket that we’ll be amused with.
I found a mini Easter basket in the papier-mache section of Joann’s and knew that I needed to do something with them. I grabbed two different shaped baskets and some paper mache eggs and got to work. This project is perfect to decorate for Easter or spring. Grab your Decoart paints and let’s get started!
DIY Paper Mache Easter Egg Basket
This homemade paper mache easter egg basket is the ultimate way for your kids to rack up all the goodies the Easter bunny will send their way during their egg hunting session.
If you need a last-minute treat idea for friends and family, I’ve got you completely covered! You can make these cuties with collections that are obtainable at any craft supplies store.
The selection of designs and colors to make this are extremely copious, if you’re making them for a girl or a boy, there’s always something for them! And for any cynics reading this, don’t worry because this is surprisingly strong and won’t break immediately.
Items needed for Easter baskets:
- Paper mache basket and eggs
- Friends Frame Stencil from Decoart (would be found in the wood frame area of your craft store)
- Stencil brush
- Dual Sided Paint Pouncers
Americana paint in TURQUS BLUE, SOUR APPLE, LEMON YELLOW, CADMIUM ORANGE, and BRIGHT ORANGE
Then use your stencil brushes to apply a light coat of acrylic paint to your project. I found that two light coats were better than one heavy coat when using a stencil.
Now for the eggs, I made polka dots with my pouncer brushes. Just apply the pouncer to the egg. Again a couple of light coats turns out better than one heavy application.