Woven Recycled Newspaper Baskets

Happy Earth Day!

yay! we are back to doing Wednesday crafts at the school.  Yesterday we made easy woven baskets  using newspapers.  how’s that as a great idea for recycling 😉  And with May Day in just 9 days, we got May Day and Earth Day taken care of with one craft.  next week we are making paper flowers to put in the baskets for May Day.

I started out with the instructions from Family Fun website. I found step 1 to be confusing so here’s what I did…

I cut strips of newspaper into 2.5 x 11 inches.  I made sure that the newspaper I was using was NOT current events or anything inappropriate on either side.  the ads worked the best. 

We then folded the strips of newspaper in half, opened it up and folded the edges inward meeting in the middle. then we folded it in half again.  (for those of you who sew… it’s just like making double fold bias tape)

after that, I just followed the rest of the instructions just fine ~starting with step 2.  we did 3-4 rows of weaving. 

the kids had a great time making their  baskets!


About Missy

I'm a wife to an awesome Army vet, and mother to four daughters and three step-sons! I love to sew. I learned to sew in 4H, and from my Oma while staying with her for a week or two in the summers as a young girl. I love to bake desserts. I would love to live on lots of land and own lots of animals. I've always been drawn to nature which has lead me towards a more natural and healthy lifestyle which I'm finally trying to bring back into my life, and those precious lives around me.
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2 Responses to Woven Recycled Newspaper Baskets

  1. Tammy says:

    WOW!!! What a great idea!

  2. salleybee says:

    I love your heading picture. It is perfect – don’t ever change it! Oh, yes, the baskets are so clever.

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