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Paper Plate Basket 



  • Paper plates 
  • Cardboard 
  • Ruler 
  • Scissors 
  • Hole punch 
  • Paper brad 
  • Cardstock 
  • Ribbon 
  • Stickers 
  • Markers 



  1. Cut the cardboard into squares about ⅓ the size of the diameter of the plate. 
  2. Cut the cardstock into 1-by-1½-inch pieces 



  1. Place he cardboard square in the center of the plate. Trace around the cardboard. 
  2. Use a pencil and a ruler to extend the lines of the square to the edges of the plate. 
  3. Fold and crease the plate along each line. 
  4. Cut 4 of the lines from the edge to the corner of the square. 
  5. Fold each of the sides up.  Punch a hole where the 3 pieces meet on the cut side. 
  6. Punch a hole in each end of the cardstock stirp. 
  7. Insert a paper brad through the outside layer of the basket, then through the handle, and finally through the inside pieces.  Spread the prongs of the brad to secure. 
  8. Decorate with ribbon, stickers and markers.


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