Sunday, April 7, 2019

Bead and Safety Pin Easter Basket for Barbie

Here's another fun Easter basket for Barbie idea that's just a little more involved than the egg carton one I previously posted. Safety pin baskets are a craft that has been around, probably, ever since there were safety pins! I found a great picture tutorial HERE and really can't add much to the instructions so I'll just provide a link to that site. As long as they are old enough to carefully work with safety pins I think girls would enjoy making this project. Once you have all of the supplies gathered (and you understand the instructions), I'd plan on this project keeping the kids occupied for about an hour.

My notes:
  1. The most important thing is the size of the beads. They need to cover the open pointy side of the safety pin ~and~ you need to be able to close the safety pin. Shorter safety pins use up to 8mm beads, longer ones can use wider beads.
  2. I used 10, 1" long safety pins and think that makes a well proportioned Barbie size basket, especially for playing with the kid dolls.
  3. Longer safety pins would make a deeper basket. If you want a wider basket, use 12 or 14 safety pins.
  4. The tutorial uses craft wire, I used my never ending supply of pipe cleaners.
  5. The tutorial makes the handle out of beads too, I love my sparkly/blingy tinsel pipe cleaner handle.
  6. Embellish the baskets any way you'd like, sequins, ribbon, add a little Easter grass, etc.
Oh and, if you happen to have a cute little bunny bead in your stash...
Well, that's just icing on the cake😉

A few years ago I made Barbie one for St. Patrick's Day HERE.

🐰Make something just for fun and have a happy day!

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