How To: Make Your Own Easter Baskets

MF Easter Baskets Gather the kids and a few simple supplies to create your very own Easter baskets. It couldn't be simpler or more fun for kids (or adults) of any age. Here's what you'll need:

latex balloons yarn white school glue water

Start by blowing up the balloons (you'll need one per basket), keeping in mind that the base of the balloon will be the size of your basket, so add as much or little air as you want. Next, mix equal parts glue and water in a large mixing bowl until combined. (One 8 ounce bottle of glue was enough for these three baskets.) Immerse the yarn in the glue mixture, then begin wrapping it around the base of your balloon. There is no right or wrong way to do this, which makes it a great activity for the kids. Try criss-crossing and making lacy loops. If you want, create a handle by wrapping several strands around the longer side of the balloon. Once you're happy with your design, set your balloon to dry on a paper cup or in another clean bowl. Drying time will vary depending on the thickness of your wrapping and the humidity in your area, but 24 hours is a good bet. Once the yarn is dry and stiff to the touch, pop the balloon and discard it. Remaining is a lovely, lacy basket to fill with your favorite Easter treats!

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