Children's Basket Cover Project
Gather the supplies for the basket cover project.
For each basket cover, you need a piece of white cloth large enough to cover your child’s basket. You can cut the fabric from a worn-out sheet or pillow case, or you can buy plain white kitchen towels at your local craft store.
To decorate the cover, you’ll need ribbon, lace, and rick-rack, fabric paint, and craft glue or fabric glue. If your child wants to embroider part of the design, you’ll also need floss.
Use an old sheet or tablecloth to protect the work surface from paint and glue. If you use newspaper instead, it might get black smudges on the white cloth.
Attach ribbons and lace with craft glue, or use flexible fabric glue.
There’s no right or wrong way to work on the basket cover. Your child can cut lengths of ribbon and lace to the right length and then glue them on, or glue them on first and then cut.
Use fabric paint to add squiggles and dots, flowers, eggs, or other designs.
Some children may want to embroider part of their design.
The completed Pascha basket cover might look like a traditional rushnyk. Or it might be covered in hearts and flowers and dinosaurs.
The Pascha basket covers are as beautiful and unique as the children who make them.
All photos on this page are by Melinda Wolf Brown.
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