This little Paper Plate Chicken Easter Basket is the cutest thing ever! I’m so excited to share the “how-to” with you today. I know your little ones will love their little Easter Basket and start filling it up with goodies immediately. This DIY Paper Plate Easter Basket Craft for Kids would also be a great treat bag to send home with your partygoers.
Paper Plate Easter Basket
Can you see all of the staples? There is almost NO GLUING involved in this simple project. The staples help the plates hold together a little better and it’s way less of a mess for you and the kids to make.
Oops! I totally forgot that there IS a painting involved in this adorable Chicken Easter Basket. Scratch the part about no mess. There may be a smidgen.
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- 2 dinner-sized paper plates (although you could make this a cute Little Treat Basket by using dessert sized)
- yellow paint
- sponge brush
- orange cardstock
- Yellow cardstock – I used yellow paper with a pattern
- black buttons
Instructions for DIY Paper Plate Chicken Easter Basket Craft for Kids
- First off, you’ll want to cut the top section of the plates off leaving a straight line and most of the bottom intact
- Cut (2) 1 in. inch-wide strips from the orange paper (about 6 inches in length) and accordion fold them
- Cut a 2×2 inch square from the orange and fold it at a diagonal for the beak
- Then flip the plates around and on a paint-safe surface paint them with your sponge and yellow paint
- Let the paint dry. If you didn’t spread it on too thick – it should dry in a few minutes
- Now, turn the plates toward each other with the yellow part on the outside and start stapling around the outer edge
- *Leave a space at the top unstaple for the ribbon and don’t forget to place your chicken legs into the bottom as you go around the plate and secure those in between the plates with a staple
- If you haven’t already…Trace the kid’s hands onto the yellow cardstock and cut those out
- You can also decorate the face with the beak and button eyes
- Staple those onto the plate – close to the top. I made sure that the thumb portion of the hand was facing down to resemble a wing
- Add your ribbon at the top edges with the stapler
That’s it! Happy Easter everyone!