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Easter basket made from wooden craft sticks.
Wooden craft sticks, tongue depressors, or Popsicle sticks can be used to make these sturdy baskets. It's a great project to do with kids for the Easter Bunny. This is a page about making a craft stick Easter basket.


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Here's a fun project for the family on those rainy days; creating a basket from craft sticks. You can use school glue for the kids along with craft paints, or for the adult version make it with hot glue and spray paint. This is quick and easy. Here's how!

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1

Craft Stick Basket - blue basket with spring colored checkered ribbon handle and pearlized eggs inside, sitting in front of two white ceramic rabbits


  • craft sticks
  • glue or glue gun
  • craft paints or spray paints - I used Rustoleum American Accents 2X Ultra Cover in French Blue
  • wire ribbon


  1. Glue 4 sticks together, repeat, over lapping over the other. You can make your basket as tall as you want. This one was made with just a little over 50 sticks. Allow to dry.
  2. Craft Stick Basket - glue sticks together at the corners overlapping
    Craft Stick Basket - make it as tall as you like by adding more rows
  3. Glue down a single layer to cover the bottom. Allow to dry.
  4. Craft Stick Basket - glue a single layer to create the bottom
  5. Paint and allow to dry.
  6. Craft Stick Basket - spray paint of use craft paint and a brush
  7. For a handle, using the gaps between, run ribbon through and up, tying in a bow or knot. Run it the same on the other side.
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April 2, 2010

Simple wooden craft with many decor possibilities. For anyone and all ages, but it offers a more masculine Easter basket for a boy. Later, it can be used as a tool box or garden crate to get the most out of your time spent crafting.

Craft sticks are great because they easily snap together, as well as apart into smaller pieces. I had about 2 boxes' worth of craft sticks just laying around, so I came up with this. Enjoy.

Approximate Time: 20-25 minutes



  1. Lay 10 craft sticks next to each other.
  2. With 14 other craft sticks, snap (break) off both rounded ends of all the sticks, at the end-most cuts in the sticks. These will be used for support.
  3. Hot glue 7 or 8 of the endless sticks across the 10 craft sticks (made in step 1) for support. This is the bottom of the basket.
  4. Form a square by interlocking 4 craft sticks at the endmost notches in the wood. (This is kind of like building with Lincoln Logs, so think of it in that way if that helps you.)
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  6. Add more craft sticks on top of the square in step 4, until it is 10 craft sticks high on all 4 sides. This makes the sides of the basket.
  7. Hot glue 2 endless craft sticks (made in step 2) vertically on the inside of each of the 4 sides of your basket, where there is blank wood and "no" holes (don't cover the holes that are made with the sticks being next to each other). I put hot glue on the endless sticks, then glued them on the insides, if that's easier.
  8. View of the inside of basket

  9. Hot glue the bottom of the basket (made in step 3) onto the sides (at the edges), so that the bottom part's cross-wise glued endless sticks face down, away from the sides of the basket.
  10. View of the bottom of basket.


  11. Now, hot glue vertically at the inner-corner lengths of the sides. If your hot glue gun doesn't fit into that angle, dab hot glue on a new craft stick, and use it to sort-of "hot-glue putty" the corners where the inner sides meet. This is for added support and will dry clear.
  12. For a handle, which is optional, interlock 3 craft sticks to form a "U" shape, in the similar way you made the basket sides. Add one more craft stick to the middle stick, and 2 to the sides of the "U" shape. (See picture for end result.)
  13. Closeup of the basket handle.


  14. Using the little end bits that you broke off of the craft sticks to make them endless, hot glue the little pieces to support the inner sides of the "U" shape, "gluing to the blank parts" of the craft sticks, to not interfere with the wooden hole designs.
  15. Hot glue the handle (made in steps 9 and 10), to the basket, with the sides either outside or inside the basket sides. I glued mine on the outside, where there was more room to glue them without pinching at the form of the handle.

Bring your wooden basket and go hunt those Easter eggs.

Optional Decorative Additions

Have fun personalizing. Easter basket made from wooden craft sticks.

By Erin R. from Seffner, FL

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