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Paper Bag Basket of Beaded Apples Craft

  • Motor Practice
  • Grades 1-3

Decorate for fall and practice fine motor skills with a woven paper bag basket and pony bead apples! You can change the pony bead colors to create apples, pumpkins, and more!

Materials



Rainbow Pony Beads
Rainbow Fuzzy Sticks - Red + Green

1 Large Brown Paper Bag

Scissors

Craft Glue or Hot Glue - Adult Assistance Recommended

Ruler

Pencil

Instructions



Step  1.

Cut down one side of your paper bag and cut out the bottom.

Step  1.

Cut down one side of your paper bag and cut out the bottom.

Step  2.

Cut strips that are 1.75″ wide. You will need 18 strips. (We had 3 extra when using a regular sized paper bag).

Step  2.

Cut strips that are 1.75″ wide. You will need 18 strips. (We had 3 extra when using a regular sized paper bag).

Step  3.

Cut (2) strips in half.

Step  3.

Cut (2) strips in half.

Step  4.

Glue the half strips to (4) of the other pre-cut strips.

Step  4.

Glue the half strips to (4) of the other pre-cut strips.

Step  5.

Fold all of the strips into thirds, vertically as shown, to make them skinnier and more study. 

Step  5.

Fold all of the strips into thirds, vertically as shown, to make them skinnier and more study. 

Step  6.

 To create the base of your basket, weave a 6 x 6 square with the regular sized strips and glue at the corners to secure.

Step  6.

 To create the base of your basket, weave a 6 x 6 square with the regular sized strips and glue at the corners to secure.

Step  7.

Use the long strips to weave around the sides of the basket. Secure one end of the first strip to one of the corners and begin weaving. Be sure to secure every corner so the strips start to stand straight.

Step  7.

Use the long strips to weave around the sides of the basket. Secure one end of the first strip to one of the corners and begin weaving. Be sure to secure every corner so the strips start to stand straight.

Step  8.

Continue weaving with the remaining long strips. When you finish weaving all four strips, fold over and secure every other strip. 

Step  8.

Continue weaving with the remaining long strips. When you finish weaving all four strips, fold over and secure every other strip. 

Step  9.

Cut off the remainder of the strips.

Step  9.

Cut off the remainder of the strips.

Step  10.

Set the basket aside and begin creating the apples.

 

Twist together (5) red fuzzy sticks in the middle. Spread them out evenly.

Step  10.

Set the basket aside and begin creating the apples.

 

Twist together (5) red fuzzy sticks in the middle. Spread them out evenly.

Step  11.

String on (15) red pony beads to each fuzzy stick.

Step  11.

String on (15) red pony beads to each fuzzy stick.

Step  12.

Pull all of the sticks together and twist the tops to secure.

Step  12.

Pull all of the sticks together and twist the tops to secure.

Step  13.

Wrap half of a green fuzzy stick around the excess red fuzzy sticks, as close to the pony beads as possible. Cut off the excess red fuzzy sticks.

Step  13.

Wrap half of a green fuzzy stick around the excess red fuzzy sticks, as close to the pony beads as possible. Cut off the excess red fuzzy sticks.

Step  14.

String on (7) green pony beads onto each side of the green fuzzy stick.

Step  14.

String on (7) green pony beads onto each side of the green fuzzy stick.

Step  15.

Lace the excess fuzzy sticks through the pony beads on the other half to connect.

Step  15.

Lace the excess fuzzy sticks through the pony beads on the other half to connect.