This week we have been making baskets for Spring. These are great for collecting Spring flowers or easter eggs. These are made with a papier-mâché bowl which is painted in Spring colours.
To make the papier-mache mix PVA glue with water. Use strips of newspaper and dip into the glue.
Put the newspaper on to the balloon. Add several layers. Leave to dry in between forming a hard surface.
Leave to dry overnight. Paint or cover with tissue paper.
Decorate with stickers.
We used a giant fluffy pipe cleaner for the handle. You could use a piece of card instead.
Fill with shredded tissue paper and use to collect flowers or eggs.