Fruit and Veggie Basket

Fruit and Veggie Basket

A fruit basket craft, made from a paper plate. The handcrafted basket is laced together and hung with red yarn. Handcrafted images of colourful fruits are sticking out of the top of the basket.

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon or yarn
  • Markers

Method

  1. Cut the paper plate in half to form two semi-circles.
  2. Place both halves together, aligning the straight and rounded edges.
  3. Punch holes along the rounded edge (if your hole punch doesn’t cut through both layers, punch holes on each half separately, making sure the holes will align).
  4. Position both halves so that the bottom of the plate faces outwards. Thread the ribbon through each set of holes to create the basket. 
  5. Allowing enough excess ribbon to create the basket’s handle, tie ends of the ribbon together.
  6. Trace or freehand draw your favourite fruits and vegetables on paper. Get creative — you might choose to draw bananas, celery, grapefruit, carrots, and more! 
    Optional: decorate your basket.
  7. Cut out your paper produce and place it into the basket.
  8. Hang the basket as a decoration, or use it to play pretend!

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Program Details

AGRICULTURE
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Program Location
Online