Make an adorable set of carrot treat baskets for your Easter gathering. Our free template makes assembly a breeze! Plus, it's easy enough for kids to help with. Assemble the paper basket, then create a fun surprise-inside carrot topper out of candy and green tissue paper. Your Easter guests will love them!
Trace the carrot basket template onto orange cardstock and cut it out; use a thin round paintbrush and cream-color paint to paint 1-inch horizontal stripes across the cardstock so that it resembles a carrot. When the paint is dry, use a ruler to mark the folded line indicated on the template and fold to crease. Bend the cone so that the non-creased end meets the creased portion on the other side and secure with double-sided tape.
Make a basket handle by cutting a 9x3/4-inch strip of green cardstock, and punch a hole at each end. Punch two more holes about 1/2 inch from the top on both sides of the carrot basket, and attach the handle to the basket using brads.
Make an adorable tissue paper filler for your carrot basket (filled with candy!). Start with a circle of green tissue paper that measures 11 inches in diameter; cut 1/2-inch-long fringe all the way around the edges. Lay an assortment of Easter candies (or other small Easter accessories) in the center of the tissue paper circle, and fold the tissue paper up and around the candy. Secure with twine and place in the basket to finish this adorable Easter craft.