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. 

Step 1

Cut construction paper into strips. You will need a total of 15 strips (this basket used strips that were 1” each).

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Fold the sides up.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Fold the top pieces of the basket over the woven sides and glue (or tape) them down so the sides do not come apart.

Step 6

  Add a handle.

Step 7

  Fill your basket with handmade crinkled paper.

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