Fancy making some Easter baskets to for your children to stow their eggs in when they do an Easter egg hunt? Or to make with your kids and take as a great home-crafted, treat-filled gift when you visit the grandparents or other relatives over the Easter break?


Our free downloadable Easter basket templates are just what you need: simply print them out to get started. In just a few minutes, you can fold and glue the templates into the cutest 9cm x 6.5cm baskets that are just the right size for a small child to carry 3 or 4 Creme Egg-size eggs or a whole stash of Mini Eggs.

We've got 3 different Easter basket template designs to choose from: a bunny, a hatching chick or a bunny-and-chick double act with a Happy Easter message

For each design, we have a full-colour option and black-and-white option — great if you don't have coloured ink in your printer and/or your child would like to colour it in themselves.

To guide you through making the basket, we have a step-by-step video (above) and pictures (below). All you need is card, scissors and glue.

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How to make an Easter egg basket with our free downloadable templates: choose one, then follow our step-by-step video and picture guides


1: Cute bunny basket (black and white option)

Bunny basket black and white

Cute bunny basket (full colour option)

Bunny design basket template coloured in

2: Hatching chick basket (black and white option)

Chick design basket template black and white

Hatching chick basket (full colour option)

Chick basket design template coloured in

3: Happy Easter basket (black and white option)

Happy Easter basket template design black and white

Happy Easter basket (full colour option)

Star eggs basket coloured in


You will need:

  • 1 Easter basket template (from the selection above), printed out
  • scissors
  • card
  • glue

Step 1: Cut out the template pieces

Supplies for Easter basket including scissors, glue, card and printed out basket template

Print out your chosen Easter basket template, and cut around it. 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 now before you do anything else.

Step 2: Glue the basket pieces onto card

Gluing the back of cut-out basket template onto card

To reinforce your basket, glue the 2 parts, with a fair space in between them, onto good-quality card.

Step 3. Cut out the reinforced basket pieces

Cutting basket out once it has been glued onto the card

Turn the card over so you can see the basket design. Cut around the basket and handle, following the solid black lines.

Step 4. Fold and score the flap edges

Folding flaps on basket

Set the handle aside. Turn the basket over again, and make folds (as neatly and as straight as possible) along the dotted lines to make the little flaps.

Step 5. Fold and score the basket edges

Basket after folding along dotted lines

Turn the basket back over, so the design is face up, and fold along the dotted lines to score the edges of the basket itself.

Step 6. Add glue to the flaps

Gluing edges of Easter basket

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

Step 7. Glue the flaps together

Holding edges of the basket together

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

Step 8. Attach the handle

Gluing handle to the Easter basket

Make an inward fold of about 5cm from each edge of the handle. Then put glue on 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.

And then you're done!

Finished Easter basket

Once the handle is in place, your basket construction is finished! You can line it with a little tissue paper, then pop in chocolate eggs, Easter bunny treats or anything else Easter-y you have to hand. Or hand the empty basket to an eager child and send them off on an Easter egg treasure hunt.

Pics and video: Emily Longman Wall. Illustrations: Jordan Edmonds-Moore.


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Emily Longman WallDigital Content Producer

Emily is the Digital Content Producer at MadeForMums, working across the brand on everything from pushchairs and car seats to baby names and the latest product launches. She researches topics thoroughly to make sure our content is accurate and helpful for parents and loves bringing the details about latest parenting products and innovations to our audience.