Quick and Easy Easter Baskets

What you will need:  white paper lunch bags, tag board, hot glue gun, and watercolors.

 Step 1: Cut the paper bag down to 5 inches.
 Step Two: Cut two pieces of tag board for each paper bag – 4″ x6″ and 2″ x 18″.
 Step Three:  Hot glue the 4″ x 6″ piece to the bottom of the bag.  Next, hot glue the 2″ x 18″ piece to the inside of the bag as the handle.
 Step Four:  I set up each child’s spot with the pre-made basket and watercolors.
I let them know that they can draw designs on the basket first, if they wish.
 Finished basket.
My kindergarten team hides six eggs per child.  We write their first and last name on each of their six eggs.  During the egg hunt –  they have to find their eggs.   Mrs. Mendoza (one of my colleagues) separates the eggs by color, putting the same candy in each specific color.  Then she tell her kindergartners to find their name on each of the six colors.  I love her method!!!  If a child has found only 5 eggs – it is easy to figure out what color is missing!  Genius!

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  1. Very cute!
    First Grade Blue SKies

    • Jennifer – just went to your blog! I love it! Thanks for dropping by!

  2. Mrs. Cupcake says:

    I love this idea!! I just found your blog– I’m your newest follower!
    Can’t wait to take a look around 🙂
    I’d love it if you visited me, too!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

    • Just became your newest follower! Love your blog as well! Such great ideas!

  3. Liz Mccaw says:

    You had me at cheap and easy! Great idea thanks for sharing! Liz @
    Crazy for Kindergarten

    • Liz – just went blogging hopping to your site – love it! I am your newest follower!

  4. Love those “cheap and easy” projects! Are the white lunch bags hard to find? I always see the brown ones. Renee

    • Walmart and Target both carry the white bags – so I have never had a problem. I use the white bags for so many different projects!

  5. Camille says:

    I love your basket idea! There is something so magical about watercolors. Thank you for sharing!
    An Open Door

  6. Anonymous says:

    hi where do you get the eggs from because we need them for easter.thanks bye p.s that basket is cool

    • The eggs are from Target and Walmart – then I just sorted them by color. Easy peasy!

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