This is an inexpensive and easy kids Easter craft and a fun way to recycle.  With our craft instructions, you can turn a soda bottle into an Easter basket. Self stick craft faom makes this a quick project to make with the kids.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Clean empty 2 liter soda bottle
  • Painters tape or colored masking tape
  • Hole punch; 3/16" preferred but larger is ok
  • One pipe cleaner (chenille stem)
  • Rickrack; 14" piece
  • Fake Easter grass
  • Small amount of craft foam in various spring colors - if you can get self stick craft foam that makes the project much easier
  • White glue

Craft Instructions

  1. Cut the top off of a soda bottle keeping the lower 3 1/2" of the bottle to make the basket.  This should be done by an adult and is easiest cut with a craft knife.  Discard the top portion of the bottle or cover the rough edge with masking tape and use it as a funnel.
  2. Use the masking tape or painters tape to cover the cut edge of the soda bottle folding the tape to the inside and the outside of the bottle.  This makes a nice smooth edge and is decorative at the same time.
  3. Glue rickrack around the bottle on top of or just below the tape.
  4. Cut egg shapes from craft foam and if using self stick craft foam stick them to the inside of the coke bottle.  If you aren't using self stick craft foam, then use white glue to attach them to the inside of the bottle.
  5. Using a hole punch, punch two holes across from each other near the top edge of the bottle (punching through the masking tape).  Then, thread one end of the pipe cleaner through each hole and twist to keep in place.  This forms your basket handle.
  6. Put Easter grass into your basket and you are done.  If you used glue to attach the craft foam eggs, be sure the glue is dry before putting the grass inside.

Printable Instructions

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