How to make adorable Easter hunt bags

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  • Easter wouldn’t be Easter without a good old egg hunt now, would it? If you’ve got one planned this year then you’re obviously going to need something to stash all your treasure in. The answer? These gorgeous, colourful Easter craft gift bags.

    And you won’t believe what they’re made from. Cereal boxes. Yep, those bits and bobs of cardboard you usually throw straight in the recycling are given a whole new lease of life with just a little gift wrap and a good dose of imagination.

    If the kids are off for the holidays then they’ll love helping you make these, too. They could even be an activity for a whole host of children if you’re brave enough to host an Easter party! Just remember that little people might need a hand when cutting the cardboard – so a couple of willing helpers might be good.

    You will need

    • Cereal boxes
    • Ruler
    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Floral and spotty gift wrap
    • Sellotape
    • Hole punch

    Step 1

    Take the first cereal box. Measure and mark equal points about half the way down on all sides, then join the points up with a pencil and ruler. Then help your child to cut along these lines with scissors. Repeat with the other cereal boxes.

    Step 2

    Neatly wrap the boxes with pretty gift wrap in bright colours using Sellotape tp secure the paper in place on the inside of your new bag.

    Step 3

    Punch holes at each end of the gift box bags. Thread a length of wool through the holes, and knot each end to hold in place for handles. If you’ve made these for a party it’s nice to stuff them with pastel tissue paper or colourful paper straw. Because you can never be too careful with your Easter eggs once you’ve found them.

    Craft: by Suzie Attaway