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Classroom Activity: Make a Paper Basket

Making a paper basket

Design your own paper basket inspired by the rush basket in our handling collection and the baskets on display in the Museum’s exhibition.

Join artist and Museum guide Renata Pekowska to learn how to make a paper basket in this step-by-step video tutorial.


Activity at a Glance

Level: All levels
Format: Video
Group Size: Any
Location: Classroom Activity
Availability: This video can be accessed in the link above, or on the National Museum of Ireland’s YouTube page

Curriculum Links

Visual Art

Drawing – Making drawings
Construction – Making constructions

Learning Outcomes

  • To present fun and engaging arts and crafts activities to students
  • To encourage and develop student skills in drawing, crafts, and construction
  • To highlight material culture and its importance in our understanding of the past

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