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An inexpensive and easy Easter decoration
This is a simple and inexpensive project for Easter that even younger children can make with adult supervision.

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 371 projects »
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  • How to make an Easter basket. Twine Carrot  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold a newspaper to the length you want the carrot to be and roll up slightly on the diagonal. If you want a more pointed carrot, you would need to make it even more on the diagonal. Trim the top as needed.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Twine Carrot  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tape up the newspaper with masking tape, scrunching the bottom tightly so it will be slimmer and cover it completely.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Twine Carrot  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add greenery in the center. For this project, it was purchased, but you could cut strips of newspaper or even the twine and paint it green then insert it in the top. Hot glue to secure.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Twine Carrot  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start at the center top and hot glue a piece of the twine down and start wrapping the twine in a circle to cover. Use the hot glue gun as needed to secure.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Twine Carrot  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wrap the twine completely around the carrot. If you wanted a more rustic looking carrot, you could stop at this point and you would be done.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Twine Carrot  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Tempura paint was used, but you could use acrylic paint. The orange was a bit obnoxious to it was toned down using brown and white, but you could make your carrot any color you would like.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Twine Carrot  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Paint the carrot.

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