Printable Easter Basket Craft

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This Easter Basket Craft is such a fun coloring craft for kids of all ages! Color your printable Easter eggs, or design your own, and then add them to handmade paper basket for a fun Easter activity.

colored eggs in paper basket

Printable Easter Basket Craft

This printable Easter basket craft is such a fun and easy Easter craft.  This activity is great to do after a visit to the Easter bunny or after a fun morning of Easter egg hunts! Kids will just love coloring our free Easter egg template or they can dive into their creativity and design their eggs with doodles and line art.  

What is line art? 

Line art is a basic art skill where kids use lines to create shapes, forms, and patterns.  In an art setting, it’s called a “moving dot.”  In this specific project, kids will use lines to create patterns, zig zags lines, circles and other elements to their Easter eggs if they choose to design their own.

free printable Easter egg activity

This craft is great for kids of all ages. Little kids will have fun being creative with colors and practicing their fine motor skills while holding their markers, cutting their eggs, and glueing their pieces together. Older kids will be able to add more intricate designs and patterns to their eggs while practice shading and other drawing technique’s.


Supplies Needed:

  • Easter Basket Template
  • Easter Egg Template
  • Markers, Crayons or Colored Pencils, for older kids we love to use these markers!
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Card stock, two shades of brown
  • Card stock, Green
  • Card stock, WHITE 12 x 12
  • Ribbon, optional
supplies needed on craft counter - paper, egg templates and markers

How To Make a Paper Easter Basket

Step 1: Color or Design Easter Eggs

Start off by coloring your Easter eggs. You can use our free template with premade designs or you can design your own eggs.  Once you have colored your eggs you can cut them out. Set aside for now.

Step 2: Creating the Brown Basket

Use our basket template to cut out your basket pieces.  Cut out strips of dark brown paper and glue down in a horizontal pattern and then in a vertical pattern.  Cut extras off all the sides.

Step 3: Finish Basket

Glue your finished basket to the middle of your white cardstock paper. Add your brown handle on top of the Easter basket.

Step 4: Add green grass

Add your finished eggs to the inside of the basket. Cut out small strips of green paper and glue around the base of the eggs.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Add a colored bow on your basket if desired.

Homeschool and Classroom Tips:

  • Swap out the green paper strips for green tissue paper. Have your student crumple squares of tissue paper and glue in place.
  • In my K5 and 1st grade Art class we found that having each student color or design just three Easter eggs was much faster and allowed us to finish our art in just one 42 minute session.
  • For younger kids, precutting the strips needed for the Easter basket made this a much smoother process.
  • Adding the faux “basket weave” is the perfect way to introduce horizontal and vertical lines to your students.
  • If you are short on time you can have your students draw their lines on their basket with a marker and a ruler.


Where can I find the template?
You can find our free printable Easter Basket templates right here!  It’s also listed in our supply list in the post.

Can I use lightweight or scrapbook paper instead of card stock? 
You sure can! I do recommend that your base paper be card stock so it can hold the weight of the basket and eggs. 

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