go to DLTK's Homepage
DLTK Books available for Amazon Kindle

Follow DLTKs on Facebook   Follow DLTKs on Twitter   Follow DLTK's on Pinterest  

basket paper plate craft

DLTK's Holiday Activities for Kids
Basket Paper Plate Handprint Craft

by Leanne Guenther

This is a cute craft for the 'a tisket, a tasket' nursery rhyme.  If you hang it on a wall or the refrigerator you can store notes to the children or that the children write to friends and family.  My girls liked to carry their little basket to the mailbox to mail letters and drawings they made for grandma.


  • printer,
  • glue,
  • scissors,
  • something to colour with
  • paper plate
  • green and yellow construction paper
  • paint and paintbrush (we used yellow but you could use green instead)
paper plate


  • Cut out the top half of the paper plate, leaving the rim intact.
  • This will likely require a parent's assistance.
  • Note:  Our handprints were age 4...  If you have larger hands, you might want to cut off the rim and add a bigger cardboard handle that makes the basket an oval so you have a bit more room to work with.
  • paint the bottom of the paper plate including the rim.  This is Tasha painting our Easter basket brown (our basket for this craft was yellow), but the idea is the same.
  • paint plateTrace the plate onto a piece of construction paper or cardboard (old cereal boxes work well).
  • Cut out the piece.
  • Glue or tape the piece onto the back of the painted plate.  This will create a narrow 'pocket' or basket.
  • You can slip little candies or messages inside the basket.
  • paper plateTrace handprints onto construction paper in green and yellow.
  • Glue or tape the handprints along the rim of the basket as a handprint handle.

basket paper plate craft


Print friendly version of these instructions


Visit KidZone for PreK through Elementary School Activities!
Visit Coloring.ws for free printable coloring book pages!


Privacy Policy  •   Terms of Service  •   Employment Opportunities

Copyright © 1998-2016 DLTK's Sites - All Rights Reserved