woven paper baskets

Discussion in 'Arts and Crafts' started by twingle3, May 23, 2006.

  1. twingle3

    twingle3 Mouseketeer

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    does anyone have instructions for a woven basket? i am wanting to make themed ones for my boys' kindergarten class and can't figure out how to weave the cardstock and then make it look like a little basket. if anyone has any ideas or even other ideas for treat bags etc that would be very helpful. thanks in advance
     
  2. sk8bug72

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    cut paper into strips that are about 1 inch thick. Line up some of the strips leaving space in between them. Put a long peice of tape over the ends to hold them in place. Lift up every other strip and put down a different color strip going the other way. Put the strips down, then pick up the opposite strips and place another strip the opposite way. I have no idea if any of this makes any sense, but I don't know how to explain it better, sorry. When you are done weaving, gather all of the ends of the strips of one side and stapple them all together, do this to the other 3 sides. Then use more paper to make 2 handles that criss-cross each other. This is so hard to explain, so I would suggest that you sit down with a bunch of paper and experiment until you find something that works. Good Luck!!!
     

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