Papier-mâché Spring Baskets

March 14, 2012

label art for easter
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.
papier mache
To make the papier-mache mix PVA glue with water. Use strips of newspaper and dip into the glue.
papier mache
Put the newspaper on to the balloon. Add several layers. Leave to dry in between forming a hard surface.
papier mache
Leave to dry overnight. Paint or cover with tissue paper.
spring baskets
Decorate with stickers.
We used a giant fluffy pipe cleaner for the handle. You could use a piece of card instead.
spring basket
Fill with shredded tissue paper and use to collect flowers or eggs.
spring baskets

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