How to Make a Paper Plate Easter Basket

April 8, 2020 3 Comments
Paper plate easter basket filled with starw and chocolate eggs

I love making things from everyday objects, and this Paper Plate Easter Basket was a lot of fun to make. It’s a great simple craft to do with the kids in the run up to Easter, and they can even use it on their egg hunts.

This polka dot Paper Plate Easter Basket is the second craft that we have done from our February box of crafty goodies, the first of which was a Easter headband.

The idea had been in my head for a while. Originally I had planned to use paper plates to make a pretend hand bag. However, inspired by the contents of our February craft box, it was easy to make a few adjustments and turn the idea into a Paper Plate Easter Basket.

Children of all ages can enjoy and get involved with this really simple cute craft project, with very little need for parental intervention. However it’s perfectly acceptable to get involved as an adult as it’s lots of fun. Perfect for the upcoming Easter holidays.

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What You Will Need for Your Paper Plate Easter Baskets

  • 2 paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil or pen
  • Bostik Tape Discs
  • Yellow poster paint
  • Paint brush
  • Baby wipes and kitchen towel
  • Bostik Fine & Wide Glue Pen
  • Hole punch
  • Length of ribbon
  • Shreded yellow paper or tissue paper to fill your basket

How to Make Your Paper Plate Easter Basket

  • First draw a line across the centre of each paper plate. To find the centre I loosely folded the plates in half to find the centre point, and then drew a line using a pencil and a ruler.
  • Cut out half of the plate leaving the plate rim as shown in the picture. I used my pencil to make a hole in the piece of plate I was cutting out. Then I used scissors to section the piece I was removing. This made the cutting out neater and simpler. Obviously if you have very young children you will need to do this step for them.
  • Stick on some Bostik Tape Discs on the back on the plates to make your polka dot pattern. You obviously don’t have to do a polka dot pattern, you can do one of your choosing. You could use the tape discs to make a smiley face, or let the kids make their own patterns.
  • Paint the back of both plates with coloured poster paint. I used yellow, but you could choose a different colour like pink or blue.
  • Once the paint is dry, use a baby wipe to wipe over the tape discs to remove the paint, then dry with some kitchen towel.
  • Stick the two plates together using the glue on the rim of the plates, and push firmly together.
  • Once dry use a hole punch to make some holes through both plates around the rim. Thread some coloured ribbon through the holes, and tie in a bow at the top of the handle.
  • That’s your easter basket made! Fill it with some shredded yellow paper or tissue paper and it is ready to be filled with eggs!

What do you think of our little Paper Plate Easter Basket? Cute, fun and practical all at the same time.  

If you need more ideas for Easter crafts and activities, then check out our Easter Pinterest board.

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Kerry xx

Disclaimer: We were sent a box of craft goodies for the purpose of this post as part of our role as #BostikBloggers.


  • Josie - Me, Them and the Others March 29, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Love this idea, would be great to do at a toddler group because you could make the basket one week and do an egg hunt the next. #kidsandkreativity

  • Emma April 1, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    This is a great idea, so easy too! I’ve been asked for a dinosaur egg hunt, so I might give these a go but add some spikes and a tail? I’ll tag you in if they are a success! #kidsandkreativity

  • Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin April 10, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Nice ans simple idea, great! And it looks smart with those polka dots! X #KidsandKreativity

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    Hi I'm Kerry, Wife to James, Step Mum to one, Mum to two and more fur, feather and winged babies than I can count. I have a passion for crafts, encouraging creativity and inspiring imagination especially in children. So if you are looking for some inspiration, ideas and resources to inject a little creativity into your family life, then you've come to the right place. Read More


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