This is a wonderful activity to do that results in a beautiful Easter Basket that you can decorate as you wish for the Easter egg hunt & then keep for forthcoming years. When it's lifecycle is complete you can also then recycle it afterwards. Working with the weaving technique first in paper allows little fingers to learn the process so that you can all progress onto willow confidently as then you can learn how to work with & handle willow without also trying to learn the weaving technique. This is usually a big bonus for younger members of the family. Once happy with this paper weaving technique you can learn to make a Willow Easter Basket too (also then to be used as a Willow Bird Feeder afterwards). A win-win for all! This activity is great for your wellbeing because you can:
Keep Learning- This activity is to help you learn a weaving technique that you can transfer over to working in willow, however working with paper is much easier and little fingers can find it easier initially than working the willow. Once you have all mastered the weaving technique then you can progress onto the thin willow whips.
Be Mindful- Use resources that you already have rather than buying more, this is much better for our planet. If possible re-use something (like newspaper), or cut some paper from a larger roll as we have here. Our planet has finite resources, ask yourself if you really need to buy more.
Practice Kindness- When making and learning something new it can take time to master the techniques. Remember to give yourselves some time to complete them and give help to younger family members as required.
Think Community- Why not consider a small group egg hunt with a mix of our hardboiled naturally dyed eggs and some chocolate ones. It's certainly plenty of fun!