It seems like all too often egg hunts end up with winners and losers…totally not my idea of happy spring spirit and love. These handmade egg collecting baskets are a solution that creates an extra element of fun for your Easter celebrations, a crafty project. They allow each participant the ability to collect 18 eggs, one for each hole and then wah-lah, they are done and can enjoy their treats or help someone else complete the hunt.
To make the baskets, you will need the following materials:
What to do:
Cut the lid and side piece from the egg carton and spray paint it. Two coats will make it brighter and shinier.
Cut a 24 inch piece of wire. Add buttons to the wire every 2 inches or so by threading the wire through the holes and twisting it around.
Punch a hole in each end of the carton and thread your wire ends through, twisting them to secure a handle.
Tie 6 inch pieces of ribbon onto the handle into double knots. I doubled a few sections up to create a thicker and fuller look.
Eggcellent! You can add paper grass in each hole if you like that addition. If you want it to stay secure, put a little Aleene’s tacky glue in each hole first and then let it dry for a few hours before using the basket.
I really love the egg hunts where each child gets a color and they find those eggs only. It is fun to experience their shrieks of joy when they find someone else’s egg and have to leave it in place. This twist allows more serious hiding for older children and simpler hiding for the young ones.
Happy Celebrating, Laura