Papier-Mâché Basket

7-10 year olds | two hours

Be fun and versatile with a paper mache basket. Use it to place Easter eggs, candy or whatever other treats.

What You'll Need

  • Balloon
  • Newspaper
  • Paper mache paste
  • Tempera paint
  • Paintbrush


  1. Blow up a balloon.
  2. Tear strips of newspaper about 1-inch in width.
  3. Dip the newspaper in paper mache paste and cover half the balloon in no more than four layers.
  4. Put two strips over the uncovered half of the balloon to serve as the handle.
  5. Set the egg in a bowl lined with newspaper. Let it dry.
  6. Cover the opening with a second layer of mache. The more layers, the sturdier it will be.
  7. Paint the basket and let it dry.
  8. Fill the basket with treats and enjoy!

Tags: papier mache

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