Paper Plate Basket (with a Twist)

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This simple paper plate basket is made extra special with one inexpensive craft supply…washi tape! I absolutely love crafting with washi tape because, not only is it cheap, but it also comes in almost any color and pattern. You can even get ones that are glittery, shiny or lacy. Really, if you can think of it, you can probably find a washi tape that matches.

If you enjoy this basket craft, you’re also going to love making these Easter crafts, including this popsicle stick basket, this bunny craft and this squish painted Easter egg craft.

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Fun Facts about Easter Baskets

  • The tradition of Easter baskets was brought to America by German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania.
  • Easter is the second best-selling chocolate holiday in America.
  • Peeps are the second most popular Easter treat.
  • Eggs are a symbol of Easter but also of new life.
  • 76% of people eat the ears of a chocolate Easter bunny first.
  • Red jelly beans are kids’ favorite.

For more interesting facts about Easter, check out this article from Good Housekeeping.

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  • Paper plate (9-inch coated)
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Stapler with staples
  • Hole punch
  • Pipe cleaners

Just a few supplies, and you’ll have a sweet little basket. But, even better, you already have everything that you need without running to the store if you’ve used our master list of craft supplies to fill your kids’ craft bag. We stick to the same master list for everything that we make here for easy crafting with your kids.

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How to make a Paper Plate Basket

Step 1: Add the Washi Tape Design

  • Turn the paper plate over so that the bottom is facing up.
  • Choose a washi tape that you like and make stripes across the plate, about 1 inch apart.
  • Then go over the plate with washi tape stripes again at a slightly different angle so that a sort of diamond pattern results.

If you’re crafting with little ones who are quite as precise with their washi tape skills yet…no worries. Let them place the washi tape randomly in any pattern that they like. The fun is in the process. And the finished project will still look great.

paper plate basket step 1

Step 2: Make the Cuts

  • Now cut 4 slits into the plate, going from the edge of the plate to where the indented circle is.
  • The cuts should be evenly spaced around the outside of the plate. Use the picture as a guide.
Paper plate basket step 2

Step 3: Assemble the Basket

  • Fold each of the cut sections of your plate up. This will form a square in the center for the bottom of the paper plate basket.
  • The sections will overlap when pulled up to the center.
  • Fold the side tabs over each other and secure with staples.
Paper Plate basket step 3

Step 4: Add the Handle

  • To add a handle to your paper basket, punch a hole on each side where the handle will attach.
  • Choose 2 pipe cleaners and twist them together.
  • Place one end of the twisted pipe cleaners through onen of the holes.
  • Then fold up the end and twist to secure it in place.
  • Repeat this on the other side.
Paper Plate Easter Basket step 4

Now that you know how to make these simple paper plate baskets, you can use them for Easter or any time of year. Fill them with your favorite treats or even use them for your craft supplies. They are great for holding crayons, pompoms, beads or whatever you’re crafting with…maybe more washi tape.

Remember that this is your project. So, you should choose colors and patterns that make you happy. We stuck to one color of washi tape, but you don’t have to.

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