Children can hone their weaving skills with this fantastic inexpensive Choosy paper basket. Promote fine motor skills while helping children recognize patterns and problem-solving techniques. Incorporate Choosy to help promote healthy behaviors. For example, “Choosy loves putting fresh fruit in his basket! What’s your favorite fruit?”
Materials: Printable template, construction paper, glue, tape
Estimated Time: 30 minutes
Print Directions: Click here for printable version.
Cut construction paper into strips. You will need a total of 15 strips (this basket used strips that were 1” each).
Place 4 pieces of cut construction paper on a flat surface. Then begin weaving in the opposite direction. You will need 8 pieces of cut construction paper for this step.
Fold the sides up.
Glue 2 pieces of construction paper strips together and begin weaving the sides (use tape or glue to hold the sides together while you weave). You will need 6 pieces of cut construction paper for this step.
Fold the top pieces of the basket over the woven sides and glue (or tape) them down so the sides do not come apart.
Add a handle.
Fill your basket with handmade crinkled paper.
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