We are less than a week out from Easter! Are you all set to celebrate the holiday? If you still have a few last finishing touches to complete, why don’t you throw in making a DIY Disney Easter basket? It’s quick, flexible to fit what you have on hand and a big hit with the kiddos. At least my four-year old loved completing this project. Most likely because a hot glue gun was involved and it fascinated him. Don’t worry, complete adult supervision was used with glue gun usage.
Aside from heading to church to celebrate the Risen Lord, we love to do a bunch of crafts around Easter time. Traditionally, we don’t normally dye eggs, just because we don’t eat them and never have any on hand. This year we did the whole gamut, from dying eggs to painting eggs, and making these DIY Disney Easter baskets. As I mentioned above, this is a super flexible craft and we used supplies we had on hand to put together this fun little project. The only thing you really need from the list below is some type of cup or container to act as your basket. Beyond that you can be creative with what you use! Without further ado, here is the super simple steps to creating a DIY Disney Easter basket…complete with ‘matching’ painted eggs.
DIY Easter Baskets
Painted Eggs (Optional)
Hard Boiled Eggs
Acrylic Craft Paint (Or Food Safe Egg Dye if you plan to eat the eggs)
1. Step One
Gather up all your supplies! Also, be sure to cover the surfaces of your tables with an old towel or newspapers. There isn’t a ton of painting, but this helps to keep things protected just in case of a mishap.
2. Step Two
If you’re doing a Disney themed DIY Easter basket, decide on a character or two you’d like to model your basket after. For our examples, we decided on Mike Wazowski, Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck and Pluto. We took a look at their main outfits and stuck to the color scheme of each character.
3. Step Three
Take your pipe cleaners in groups of three and braid together. Grab your trusty hot glue gun and glue the pipe cleaner on the inside of the cup. Make sure to fasten it on both sides so the pipe cleaner creates a handle. You can also tape the handle, but we found that hot glue works the best.
4. Step Four
Next, take your crepe paper and fringe one side (being careful not to cut all the way through). Measure out enough crepe paper to cover the circumference of the inside of your cup. Hot glue gun that baby down and add a few more layers, if you’d like, of crepe paper.
5. Step Five
On the outside surface you can use goggly eyes or fuzzy pom poms. Basically anything your heart desires to cover the outside surface of your basket. We used a combination of fuzzies and goggly eyes, but things like stickers and feathers work too.
6. Step Six
If you plan to add glitter, this is the time to do so! You can use glue or Modge Podge, like we did, and then coat the sticky surface with glitter. Be sure to do this over a garbage can or the sink, unless you love having glitter all over your house until the end of time. If you don’t want to add glitter, but want to finish off the basket’s outside, go ahead and paint the outside of the cup with your desired colors.
7. Step Seven
If you want to add a few items to your basket, but don’t want them to sink down to the bottom, throw a little more fringed crepe paper to the inside of the cup. A touch of hot glue at the bottom of your cup will help things stay put. The extra crepe paper helps to keep your items held up and adds a fun ‘grass’ look to your basket.
8. Step Eight (Optional)
We went ahead and created a few ‘matching’ Easter eggs to go in each basket. We included Mike Wazowski and a creative take on Mickey, Daisy and Pluto. Paint the eggs appropriate colors to match the characters and attach goggly eyes for a fun touch. Be sure your eggs are dried and cooled before you paint them. Paint doesn’t love sticking to the eggs and having a wet surface makes it even more difficult.
There ya go! A super simple and easy DIY Disney Easter basket craft you can whip up for the holiday. The baskets were a big hit with my four-year old and might become an annual tradition for us! Post in the comments below if you make these!
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