Easter Baskets for Kids – 5 Cute and Fun DIY Project Ideas for Boys and Girls

by Kremy

The brightest and most beloved holiday of Easter is fast approaching. Are you getting ready for this very special holiday? Have you decorated the house? Sweet treats are an essential part of this day and we have prepared 5 Easter baskets for kids craft ideas to keep the children busy and prepared for the Easter egg hunt! We know that the kids are always impatient when it comes to Easter and it’s a good idea to let them take part in the decoration crafts and all the preparations for this spring holiday.

Easter Baskets for Kids from Recycled Materials

easter baskets for kids 5 cute and fun diy project ideas

There is no need to spend a lot of money on materials for Easter crafts for kids. You can use a variety of items that you already have at home. From cardboard to paper bags, egg cartons and cereal boxes – our Easter baskets for kids ideas are super fun and easy to make! Get the colored paper and the scissors ready and have fun with these DIY projects with the children!

DIY Paper Cup Easter Basket

diy paper cup easter basket



  • Paper cup
  • Yellow acrylic paint or tempera paint
  • Yellow cardstock or construction paper
  • Orange craft foam or construction paper
  • Pipe cleaner or ribbon
  • Wiggle eyes
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Hole punch


diy paper cup easter basket tutorial

  1. Paint the cup in bright yellow.
  2. Once the paint dries, glue the googly eyes.
  3. Cut two small triangles from orange craft foam and glue them on the cup. This is going to be the beak of the chicken.
  4. For the feet, cut out a W letter from the orange craft foam and glue them at the bottom of the cup.
  5. Use yellow construction paper for the wings and glue them on the sides of the cup.
  6. Now make two holes on the cup with the punch.
  7. Punch a pair of holes on the cup—one hole above each wing and close to the cup’s mouth.
  8. Attach the pipe cleaner onto the holes.
  9. Your super cute mini Easter basket for kids is ready!

DIY Cereal Box Easter Baskets for Kids – Easy and Fun DIY Project

diy cereal box easter baskets chick


  • A large cereal box
  • Acrylic paint
  • paint brushes
  • Construction paper
  • Double sided tape
  • Cotton bud
  • Lace or ribbon
  • A black marker
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • Double sided tape


diy cereal box easter baskets for kids easy and fun diy project

  1. Cut the cereal box in half.
  2. Paint it in yellow.
  3. Cut out two wing shapes from the remnants of the box and paint them yellow.
  4. Cut two strips of construction paper about 1 inch/3cm wide and glue them together. That will be the handle.
  5. Cut a small beak from pink paper and a slightly larger one from orange paper. Then glue the pink into the orange shape.
  6. Cut out two small circles from pink paper.
  7. Draw the eyes on white cardboard paper and cut them out.
  8. When you have all the facial features, glue them on the basket.
  9. Fix the handle with double sided tape.

For the polka dot Easter basket:

diy cereal box easter baskets polka dot

  1. Cut the cereal box in half and paint in a color of your choice.
  2. Use a cotton bud to make the polka dots.
  3. Cut two strips of construction paper about 1 inch/3cm wide and glue them together. That will be the handle.
  4. Cut two more strips around 2 inch/5cm wide and glue them around the basket. Glue the ribbon (lace) around the basket and tie it in a bow.
  5. Glue another strip of ribbon (lace) on the handle.
  6. Fix the handle in place with double sided tape.
  7. Place tissue paper inside the basket.

How to Make Easter Baskets for Kids from Craft Sticks

diy easter baskets for kids from craft sticks


  • Wood Craft Sticks (colored or plain)
  • Cardboard Tubes (Toile Paper Roll)
  • Cardstock Paper
  • Washi Tape
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Craft Jewels/Gems


diy easter baskets for kids from craft sticks tutorial

  1. Cut a toilet paper roll tube into half.
  2. Cut out a circle from cardstock paper. Glue it on the end of the roll. That would be the bottom of the basket.
  3. Cut the craft sticks into the desired length and paint them, if you wish.
  4. Glue the craft sticks on the toilet paper roll. Let dry and decorate with washi tape.
  5. Cut the handle from a pipe cleaner and glue the ends inside the tube.
  6. Decorate with a flower shaped gem.

DIY Upcycled Jar Easter Basket

diy upcycled jar easter basket


  • Glass jars
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Floral Wire


upcycled jar easter basket easy craft ideas

  1. Use the paint to decorate the jars.
  2. Once the paint is dry, make a handle from the floral wire. Make a loop on both ends.
  3. Cut a piece of wire, thread through the handle loops and wrap around the jar. Trim the excess wire.
  4. Fill the Easter baskets with candy.

Corrugated Paper Easter Baskets for Kids

diy corrugated paper easter baskets for kids


  • Acrylic jewels
  • Corrugated board sheets
  • Flower ribbon
  • Easter cellophane bags
  • Double-sided tape


  1. Cut a strip of the corrugated paper for the handle.
  2. Make a tube from the paper.
  3. Then trace the diameter and cut a circle which will be the bottom of the basket.
  4. Fix the bottom to the basket with double sided tape and glue the handle inside the tube.
  5. Glue decorative ribbon with double sided tape around the bottom and the top of the basket.
  6. Decorate with acrylic jewels.


Also read: DIY Easter Baskets for Kids: 5 Fun Craft Ideas for the Little Ones

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