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Paper Craft – Weaved Basket

24 November 2010 3,589 views No Comment

Written by: Rashmi S

Paper Crafts - Weaved basket, spiral basket

Paper Crafts - Weaved basket, spiral basket

The theme for one of the Sunday’s reading/crafts session we did back in August was Reuse/Recycle/Reduce. We started the session by reading this book – Chasing the Plastic Pisach by Pratham Books. We followed the reading session by making a paper basket out of newspaper strips and out of cereal cartons. In a repeat session, we made another basket with a LOT of glue and magazine strips ( post to follow ).

 

What you need:
One hour’s time, newspaper OR cereal cartons, stapler, paint, patience and a lot of excitement.

How To:
– Cut 4 sheets of newspaper along their vertical fold.
You should now have 8 half sheets.
Fold each sheet to make 1 inch wide strip. Glue the ends.

– Cut the remaining 2 sheets folding horizontally so the strips made out of these are longer than the previous 8 strips. This should give 4 longer 1 inch strips.

– Take the shorter 8 strips and weave them into one another. Staple the outer squares so they stay in place.

– Fold the remaining strips facing upwards. Take the longer strip(from step 2) and start weaving around the basket base. Staple alternate squares so they stay in place. Cut the extra strip towards the end and staple the ends of the longer strip in place.

– Continue with the remaining 3 strips.

– Cut out the remaining extra vertical strips. Decorate the basket top with a nice colored sheet/chart.

– Paint OR color OR glue picture collage on the squares. Alternately paint the newspaper strips before weaving. Go wild with your imagination!

The same thing can be done with cereal cartons. Use 8 shorter and 4 longer strips cut from the cereal carton.

!! Enjoy !!

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