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Making a Floating Eggs Easter Basket


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March 25, 2018

Floating Eggs Easter Basket - add marshmallow eggs and paper eggsHere is a fun way to turn a simple plastic bucket into a cute Easter basket. Filled with chocolate covered marshmallow eggs, this basket is sure to make the kids jump for joy.

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Supplies:

  • 4.5 in high pink plastic bucket with a handle
  • A4 sized 140GSM watercolor paper
  • A5 sized pink textured cardstock
  • three wooden kebab skewers
  • 0.3 in wide pink satin ribbon
  • white cotton filling
  • leftover pieces of soft white glitter stardust net fabric
  • chocolate covered marshmallow eggs
  • black oil pastel
  • food coloring: red; blue, yellow and green
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
  • paintbrush
  • standard scissors
  • pencil
  • several small plastic bowls for food colorings

Steps:

  1. Use the pencil to draw abstract shapes on the watercolor paper. Then, use the oil pastel to draw over the pencil lines.
  2. Floating Eggs Easter Basket - draw abstract pattern with a pencil on the watercolor paper, trace over with the oil pastel
     
  3. Dilute the food coloring with water ~ the amount of water used will have an effect on the depth of color you will see when painting. Paint the shapes with different colors, making sure not to use the same color on two adjacent shapes. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  4. Floating Eggs Easter Basket - color in with the diluted food color
     
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  5. Cut strips from the watercolor paper that would fit around the bucket. To allow a neat fit, you might need to cut the top and bottom sides of each strip at a slight curve to accommodate the bucket's slant. Glue the strips around the bucket.
  6. Floating Eggs Easter Basket - cut a strip of the paper to wrap around the bucket
     
  7. If possible, remove the bucket's handle. Tightly wrap ribbon around the handle. Add a drop of glue at the ends to keep the ribbon in place and cut off any remaining ribbon. Fit the handle back to its position on the bucket again.
  8. Floating Eggs Easter Basket - remove handle if possible and wrap with ribbon and glue in place
     
    Floating Eggs Easter Basket - replace handle
     
  9. Optional: Depending on how many marshmallow eggs you want to add to the bucket, fill the bottom of the bucket with cotton filling and pieces of net fabric.
  10. Floating Eggs Easter Basket - line bucket with batting and netting
     
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  11. Use the ribbon to add a bow on each side of the handle where the handle and the bucket meet.
  12. Floating Eggs Easter Basket - add bows at each end of handle
     
  13. Make the floating eggs: Trace and cut six egg shapes from the pink cardstock. Add glue to the back of the first egg and glue a skewer to the egg. Glue a second egg to the back to keep the skewer in place. Make the other two floating eggs in the same way, cutting the ends of the skewers to different lengths.
  14. Floating Eggs Easter Basket - cut
6 egg shapes from the pink paper - and glue back to back on a skewer. Cut skewers to different lengths.
     
  15. Add the marshmallow eggs and the floating eggs to the bucket.
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