Today I am thrilled to welcome Krissy of B-Inspired Mama to the blog. Krissy’s site is full of creative kids activities, fun family recipes and the hugely popular “Mouths of Moms” series where Moms share their real-life experiences and chat about everyday parenting issues. Today Krissy is sharing a fun Easter basket craft that incorporates fine motor skills practice with ribbon weaving. Thank you Krissy!
Easter Basket Craft
Are your kids ready for the big bunny to come? Why not let them make their own special Easter basket for the big day? Even the littlest can practice their fine motor skills and enjoy the sensory experience of this Easter basket craft. Here’s what we did…
Kids Ribbon Weaving Easter Basket Craft
- open weave metal or wicker basket (We found ours at Dollar Tree.)
- a variety of ribbon, string, and twine
1. Cut the ribbon and string into various lengths about 2 feet long or so.
2. Leaving a few inch “tail” inside the basket, weave the ribbon/string in and out of the holes in the basket, working your way around the basket. When you come to an end, tie another ribbon/string on and keep weaving.
3. Secure any “tail” ends by tying or even with a dab of glue if necessary.
4. Set it out the Easter eve and wait for some treats!
We did this Easter basket craft when we had friends over for a long afternoon. Every kiddo, ages 4 through 10, loved it and was able to make a beautiful basket all their own.
Have you done any Easter crafts yet? Check out B-Inspired Mama if you’re looking for some Easter inspiration!
Krissy is a former art teacher turned full time mama of 3. Blogging at B-Inspired Mama allows her to connect other moms with simple ideas for kid-friendly crafts, easy recipes, learning fun, and creative parenting tips. Follow along through Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.