DIY Woven Paper Basket Tutorial (PDF and .pptx)

Little River English
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This basket is one of my absolute favorite crafts! I do it at least twice a year during our holiday themed summer camp programs as a Halloween trick-or-treat basket for the students, and always look for excuses to do it at other times of year as well. Because it’s just such a great craft to make any time of year: Halloween, Easter, Valentine’s, or just for fun. I’m really excited to share it with you!

I will say that it’s a bit more time consuming than the average paper craft. I find that for a class of 20-30 students in grades 5-8, it usually takes close to an hour to complete. So definitely take time into consideration when planning which day or days to make this.

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It requires:

  • 2 colors of construction paper OR printer paper (heavier is better, but we almost always just end up using the regular 70g printer paper)
  • Scissors
  • White glue, glue sticks, OR double-sided tape (the tape is highly recommended)
  • Guillotine cutter (optional, but really useful)
  • Markers to decorate (optional)
  • PowerPoint instructions to display for students (optional)

This product includes a printable PDF version of the instructions as well as a PowerPoint presentation (with animations to keep students from jumping ahead while you demonstrate) so that students can follow the steps with you on the board.

Note: To view the blog post version of the tutorial, you can visit my website: You can find an audio version of the instructions on that blog post or at

Includes: 12-page PDF and 20-slide .pptx



Files are designed for printing on A4 or A3 paper, so there may be very minor differences if printing on letter paper. Due to this being a digital download, refunds are not issued. Please contact me if you have any questions before purchasing.

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Total Pages
32 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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