Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary Easter Craft: Living Easter Baskets Published: June 19, 2012 Kids can make these living Easter baskets to carry treats and to serve as a reminder that God always cares for us. You’ll need: 1/2-gallon cardboard milk cartons, poster board, scissors, construction paper, staplers, 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. Looking for even more great ideas for Easter? Check out all our Easter posts. For even more wonderful ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!