Children's Ministry: Kids Sunday School paper craft - Make an Easter Basket, simple basket weaving for this Easter Egg Basket

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Teacher Information and Instructions to make a paper EASTER BASKET

Make this iddy biddy one-egg Easter Basket - it's a quite easy 3-D paper basket.
Iddy Biddy Easter Basket - Make an Easter Egg Basket
New Testament
*Grades K if teacher helps
Grades 1-3 (early 4) do-it-themselves

All you need to make this Easter egg basket is our paper activity sheet, scissors and glue. You can fill the basket with whatever you like, except a real egg* or anything as heavy as a real egg. One standard size lightweight plastic egg will fit with a scant amount of decorative grass.

Easter eggs are a symbol of the hope of new life through Jesus.

This Easter Egg basket craft is a good alternative to an Easter basket coloring page.


Copies of the Page for each student
Scissors
White Glue preferred over a glue stick
Clear tape
Optional - Markers if you are printer in black and white, plastic egg, grass or anything else you'd like to put in the basket*

Print or print and copy activity page. Print the page on a black and white printer or color printer. Children should be able to color the page printed on a black and white printer.

Please make the basket yourself before class to show and use in the discussion. Also precut another set of the activity so you can identify the specially named parts for the children. You can also determine the time to allow for this craft.

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TEACHER:

Identify the pieces for the children and use these identification words throughout the project.
Hold up each piece as you identify it.
- the base with spokes (like in a bibycle wheel)
- the weavers -long strips: tell them to see one weaver has one star on it and the other weaver has 2 stars on it.(if they call them flowers, instead of stars, that's ok) The beginniing end of the weaver has the * or ** on it. The other end of the weaver is the tail end of the weaver.

CHILDREN:

1. Put your name in the name space on the bottom of the basket.

If you have printed this with a black and white printer, color the pieces WITH MARKER (not crayons) now.

If you are using a color copy, go to step 2

2. Cut out the base with the spokes and the weavers.

3. Fold ALL the spokes on the dotted lines and set it on the table with the ends of the spokes up. This won't be perfect, but that's ok!
Press well for a good fold.(don't worry about the dotted lines under the "U" spaces)

4. unfold - flatten - all the spokes with 2 stars. (You will need the fold's creases already done for use later when it wouldn't be so easy to fold and it makes the whole thing easier to do.)
- You should have 4 spokes sticking up in the air)

5.Put a dot of white glue on every spoke with 1 star - covering only the star with your glue.
  6. Get the weaver with 1 star.
 

7. Turn the weaver until you have the 1 star on your left (or show them with a weaver sample)
and hold it with its on edge on the table. (not laying down)

picture for 7 & 8

8.Keeping the star on your left, lay the weaver star over one spoke's gluey star (anyone you want). Be sure to hold the weaver's edge on the table - not in the air or bent. (Not at an angle)

9. With you left hand, Pinch or hold the weaver and spoke together where the glue is.
(Let it set just a moment)

10. Still holding the spoke and weaver with your left hand, use you other hand to pick up the loose end of the weaver and lift it just a little bit so you can get it over the spoke that you have flattened on the table (the next ONE on the right) .

11. Don't let go of the end of the weaver, keep going and gently pull the weaver in front of the next single star.Let it go now. Don't pull too tight. Teacher: observe that the children are not pulling too tightly or too loosely. )

12. Move your left hand to hold this next glued spoke and weaver. Hold or pinch these two pieces together.

13. REPEAT STEPS 10 thru 12 until you get to where you started.

Simply put, to make a basket, just bring the weaver "in front" of the first spoke then "behind' the next spoke, then "in front" of the next spoke, then "behind', until you are all the way around.
14. Put glue on the beginning weaver star and bring the tail end you have worked all around the basket over the beginning star. ( It needs to overlap where it began. If the weaver appears to be "Too short" help the student pull it apart and re-set it on each spoke a little tighter. The opposite is true if there is too much leftover when you reach the beginning. - It is exactly the right length)
You are done with row 1.

Start ROW 2

THE SECOND ROW IS SIMILAR TO THE FIRST ROW
EXCEPT THE WEAVER WILL BE IN THE OPPOSITE POSITION FROM THE FIRST ROW.

15. Lift up the spokes that are laying down on the table back up so you can see the stars on them.
16. Put a dot of glue on each spoke over the 2 stars.
17. Turn the weaver so the 2 stars are on your left. (Just like you did at the beginning of row 1)
18. This weaver goes on above the first row. Lift the weaver and match any spoke with 2 stars with the 2 stars on the weaver. (Be sure the loose end is not up at an angle or down on the table.)
20. With your left hand, hold together the spoke and weaver you just glued together.


21. With your right hand, bend the next spoke (the one to your right) outward - away from the basket so you can get the weaver behind it. (put the weaver behind it)

The weaver should almost automatically be in front of the next spoke with 2 ** on it. If it isn't, just bring it in front of the next double ** with glue on it.

Continue bending the spokes that the weaver needs to get behind and makeing sure the weaver is in front of the next spoke with 2**.

22. For ending row 2, put a dot of glue on the 2** on the beginning end of the weaver that is now part of the basket.. Bring the tail end of the weaver in front of the ** with the glue.

23. The basket handles are the 2 long remaining spokes. Put a good dab of glue where it says, "glue" and bring the other long spoke over the word "glue". Press together for at least a count of 20. Let dry.

You're done! Fill the basket with whatever you have chosen, except a real egg. The basket handle is not strong enough to hold the weight of a real egg.
 

Print in black and white or on a color printer

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Sunday School Lesson Resources FOR KIDS
from the Sunday School of Faith Congregational Church, Mount Prospect, Illinois

©Jo Dibbern

 

 

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