Marbleized Easter Baskets

Marbleized Easter BasketsWhy do the Easter eggs get all the fun when it comes to color changing?  Why not dye the basket the eggs will be carried in?  Do you have a bunch of those wicker baskets lying around, waiting for a fun project?  Are you looking for a great Easter craft to do with the kids, that will get the boys and the girls excited?

I don’t have any girls to make cute headbands with, so I have to find fun crafts to satisfy my crafting desires, and excite my son.  This craft thrilled all the kids, and was fun for me.  It does get a little messy, so I recommend you complete it outside while wearing clothes that can get stained.

Supplies: Large Bucket (filled with water), Spray paint in several colors, maybe a Stirring Stick, and Baskets

Basket Supplies

I bought my baskets at a thrift store for about $0.50 each.  You have to love a thrift store project!

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To create the marbleized effect, you will want to spray the surface of the water with the spray paint.  Swirl the water in the bucket with a stick, or just by jostling the bucket to create some patterns.  Add a second color.

  Spray the Water

Dunk the basket in the water.  You may want to try a few different methods.  I dunked a few, and I just placed the side of the basket for a few as well.  The methods created different patterns.  Try what you like.Dunk the basket

You may need to repeat this process a few times to create the layering effect you want.  Allow the baskets a couple of hours to dry outside, so the house doesn’t smell like spray paint!

Let the Easter Egg Hunt Begin!

Happy Hunting!

If you need some ideas about filling these cute, repurposed baskets, check out this post: 20 Healthy Alternatives to Easter Candy

healthy alternatives to easter candy

About Anne Banks

Hi, I'm Anne! I am an active learner on this crazy road called life. I love learning about anything, but currently spend most of my study time researching parenting tips and improving health. I get excited about crafting, reading, running, baking, and spending time with my three crazy boys (in no particular order, and sometimes at the same time)! I love sharing what helps me get through the day, and I hope my tips help you!

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2 Responses to Marbleized Easter Baskets

  1. Alexis AKA MOM April 10, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Love them! What a great idea to give new life to old baskets too.

    • Anne Banks April 14, 2014 at 9:30 am #

      Alexis,
      The kids really enjoyed this. It was kind of a warm-up for decorating eggs. :-) Thanks for visiting!