Kids can make these living Easter baskets to carry treats and to serve as a reminder that God always cares for us.
- 1/2-gallon cardboard milk cartons,
- poster board,
- construction paper,
- potting soil,
- grass seed, and
- plastic wrap.
Elementary Easter Craft: Living Easter Baskets
Begin this project one or two weeks before Easter.
Have kids cut milk cartons in half and cover them with construction paper. Cut a strip of poster board and staple the ends to opposite sides of the carton to form a basket handle.
Kids can decorate the outside of their baskets and then fill the containers with 2 inches of potting soil and a generous amount of grass seed. Let kids water the soil, cover it with plastic wrap, and place the container in the sun. When grass sprouts, remove the plastic wrap and let kids fill their baskets with wrapped Easter treats.
Read aloud Isaiah 58:11. Remind kids that just as they care for the grass in their baskets, God always cares for us.