The first week after closing the cafe doors has been both overwhelming and relaxing at the same time for us. But we finally are getting into a routine! We are learning to work while with kids, to take turns in our responsibilities, work as a team, but most importantly we are learning how to slow down. Which is particularly hard for us as we have too many ideas (translated into jobs) all in one go. So we are kinda glad (although very very sorry to people who has been effected by the epidemic) that we now have an opportunity to pause, revisit the company ethos, finish all the unfinished jobs to do with cafe fit out, and create a better running system for when we reopen.
Meanwhile… I wanted to say that we had a few kids craft workshops planned for Easter and now this is no longer happening we thought to share some DIY ideas here. This basket will come in very useful for an Easter egg hunt either indoors or in your back garden. This craft is more suitable for school age kids, but younger ones can help with cutting the strips and decorating.
To make some woven baskets you will need:
- A4 card (can be cereal box cutout, old kids artwork, or anything else from recycling)
- glue (can be super glue, PVA, double sided tape, hot glue, or staples)
Begin by cutting the card lengthwise into 2-3cm wide strips.
Glue two strips together to make one long strip for the basket handle.
Arrange 10 strips ready to be woven (inc the long one you just made) as in the pic below.
Weave those strips together to create a bottom part of the basket.
Fold all the ends upwards to create basket walls.
Using more strips weave around into the basket walls. Use glue (we used double sided tape) as needed to make the weave more secure.
Continue viewing 1-2 more rows while adding more of ready cut strips.
Tidy up the ends (except the long strips) by either folding them in or trimming them. Make sure to use more glue to secure edging in straight line.
Finish the basket by glueing two long strips together to make a handle.
If you don’t have any chocolate eggs in the house, or just want to have a go baking and decorating with kids then check out this post on how to make these Kids art Easter biscuits. We used a shortbread recipe this year as we were short of actual eggs!
Happy Easer egg hunt 😉