Lesson Plan Title : Free-form Easter Baskets

Age Range: Grade 6 through grade 8 (Middle School)

Overview and Purpose: Students think outside the box in this art project. They are challenged to make an Easter basket out of nontraditional materials such as bubble wrap or toilet paper tubes.

Objective: The student will be able to create an Easter basket out of nontraditional materials.


Various materials including recyclable items, leftover fabric and yarn, boxes and baskets, etc.


Challenge students to make an Easter basket out of nontraditional items. Encourage them to think outside the box as far as what materials they use and what shape the basket takes. Ideas can include baskets made from toilet paper tubes standing side by side and glued to a cardboard base or baskets made of bubble wrap that has been painted and stapled to a box.

Wrap Up:

Students may need more than one class period to complete their baskets. They might even need one class period just to plan their baskets and prepare the materials and then another one to assemble their baskets.