The boxes and baskets paper art craft hold all sorts of lightweight holiday treats for Easter, Christmas, or birthday parties.
What You'll Need:
- Poster board
- Blunt scissors
- Stapler and staples
How to make paper baskets and boxes:
Step 1: Copy a 4x6" rectangle on a piece of poster board. Use a ruler to measure 1" for the base and sides. Cut the pattern out.
Step 2: Have your child use markers to decorate the box before you fold it. Draw a design on the sides that will be facing out. Score along the dotted lines. (See Paper Scoring for the scoring technique.)
Step 3: Fold the poster board on the scored lines and staple it into a box.
Step 4: To make a handle for a basket, cut a 2×7-inch strip of poster board. Staple across the top of the box.
Step 5: To make a lid for a box, make another box slightly larger than the first, adding about 3/8-inch to the rectangle on each side. Place the lid on the box.
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