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Easter egg basket templates to print and make: step by step guide

Easter baskets for your Easter eggs! Download our 3 free Easter basket templates, then follow our simple step-by-step guide (with pictures) on how to make them

main image of finished easter basket with template inset

Fancy making some Easter baskets to for your children to stow their eggs in when they do an Easter egg hunt? Or to use as a great homemade Easter-treat-filled gift for the grandparents or other relatives? Our downloadable (and free!) Easter basket templates are just what you need: simply print them out to get started. Plus, this is a brilliant Easter craft to do with the kids.

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We’ve got 3 Easter basket printable template options, including one black-and-white option – great if you don’t have coloured ink in your printer – and perfect for your child to colour in themselves.

You can print the templates onto A4 paper and stick them onto card to reinforce them. You’ll need some good quality glue to put them together.

And if you’re worried about how to make them, don’t be! We have a step-by-step guide (below) to show you have to create them really easily.

How to make Easter egg baskets with our free downloadable templates: choose one, then follow our step-by-step guide (WITH PICTURES)

First, choose your Easter basket template…

1. Colour-in-yourself Easter basket template

Best for those without a colour printer – or with a child who loves get busy with crayons – this Easter basket, with flowers and eggs, is designed to be coloured in before you construct it.

2. Pink, yellow and red Easter basket template

This basket is designed for the colour printer, and features the same design as our colour-in-yourself basket but already coloured in pretty pinks, yellows and reds on a pale pink background.

3. Mulitcoloured Easter basket template

Our 3rd Easter basket template is a bright and beautiful multicoloured one, designed to spread the maximum Easter joy.

Then follow this step-by-step guide to making your Easter basket

You will need:

  • 1 Easter basket template (from the selection above), printed out
  • card
  • scissors
  • glue
  • shredded tissue paper (optional)
  • mini Easter eggs and chocolate animals to fill the basket, once made

1. Print and cut around your chosen Easter basket template. There will be 2 parts: the basket and the handle. If you’re using the black and white template, it’s probably easier to get your child to colour it in before you do anything else. Then glue the 2 parts, with a fair space in between, onto good quality card to reinforce it.

2. Cut around the basket and handle once they’re glued firmly onto the card, following the solid black lines.

3. Turn the basket over and make folds (as neatly and as straight as possible) along the dotted lines to make the little flaps.

4. Now turn the basket back over and fold along the dotted lines to score the edges of the basket itself.

5. Turn the basket back over and put glue on the patterned side of the flaps.

6. Bringing up the sides of the basket, line up 1 flap with its adjacent edge and press firmly to make sure the glued bit stays in place.

7. Repeat with the other 3 sides until you have your basket shape.

8. Now it’s time to attach the handle. Make an inward fold of about 5cm from each edge of the handle. Then glue the folded piece on the patterned side. Stick one of the folded flaps inside the basket, making sure the handle stands at a right-angle with the edge of the basket. Then bend the handle round (the patterned side should be on the outside) and glue the second flap (again, put the glue on the patterned side) firmly inside the other side of the basket.

9. Once the handle is in place, your basket construction is finished!

10. When your basket is finished, you can fill it with all things Easter! Layer them with a little shredded tissue paper for extra effect, then pop in chocolate eggs, Easter bunny treats or anything else Easter-y you have to hand

Where to buy accessories and treats for your Easter baskets

Pics: Emily Longman Wall. lllustrations: Emma Winchester

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