Add to PageAsk a Question

Making a Floating Eggs Easter Basket

Category Baskets
This pretty plastic bucket, decorated with a paint and glitter abstract motif, holds yummy candies and "floating" pink textured cardstock eggs on skewers. This page contains photos and instructions for making a floating eggs Easter basket.
Advertisement

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

Here 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.

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
Advertisement

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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Use the ribbon to add a bow on each side of the handle where the handle and the bucket meet.
  7. 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.
  8. Add the marshmallow eggs and the floating eggs to the bucket.
  9. Advertisement

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 3
Categories
Crafts Easter BasketsJanuary 4, 2019
Pages
More
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2019 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2019/09/18 11:12:03 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!