If you’re looking for a quick last minute craft for Easter, you might like these easy little Easter Boxes that are perfect for some small Easter treats.
You’ll need a piece of cardstock or heavy paper, a ruler, pencil, glue and scissors. Start by making a square out of cardstock. I made mine 8 1/4″.
Draw lines to divide the square into equal thirds in both ways or into 9 equal squares. For the 8 1/4″ square you’ll need lines every 2 3/4″.
You will need to make 4 cuts. Choose a side to cut and then cut on both sides of the middle square on one outside row. Cut in only as far as the edge of the center square.
Make the same 2 cuts on the opposite side of your paper.
That is all the cutting you’ll need to do. Now place your ruler on the line under one row of squares.
Bend those 3 squares up against the edge of the ruler.
Remove the ruler and press each of those 3 squares flat and make a firm crease with your fingers.
Do this bending and creasing for all 4 sides of your paper.
Next, fold in and bring together 3 flaps to form a side of the box.
Now we’ll glue them together. Fold in one flap and apply glue to the top side.
Lay the 2nd flap onto the glued section and press together.
Now apply glue to the top side.
And press down the 3rd flap. The edges of the box should match up evenly.
Repeat these steps for the other side of the box. Turn the box over so the freshly glued side is down against the table and press firmly with your fingers.
And there is your box! 🙂
You can use the box as it is now or you can add a handle to it. If you’d like to have a handle, cut a strip of cardstock for it. Mine was approximately 1 1/4″ wide by 8″ long.
Put glue on approximately 1/2″ of one ends of the handle strip. Place the glued section on the inside side of the box close to the top edge.
Bend the handle over and apply glue to the other end for approximately 1/2 ” Hold in place as the glue starts to set up.
Your Easter box is finished! Well done! Now let’s add some Easter grass…
And last, but not least, add some Easter goodies!
You can decorate your box or write the recipient’s name on it or leave it plain. I hope you’ve enjoyed making these cute Easter boxes with us! 🙂