DLTK's Holiday Activities for Kids
Basket Paper Plate Handprint Craft
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.
- something to colour with
- paper plate
- green and yellow construction paper
- paint and paintbrush (we used yellow but you could use green instead)
- 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.
- Trace 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.
- Trace handprints onto construction paper in green and yellow.
- Glue or tape the handprints along the rim of the basket as a handprint handle.