Step 1

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Make the Basket

Use scissors to cut off the bottom of your laundry basket. If the edges are sharp where the plastic has been cut, use high-grit sandpaper to smooth them out.

Step 2

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Spray Paint the Basket

Spray paint the laundry basket. We used gold but any shade of brown would work.

Step 3

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Create Shoulder Straps

Tie two pieces of twine from the front of your basket to the back of your basket to act as shoulder straps to hold the basket up at your child’s waist level. You may want to have the child stand in the basket and hold it up while you measure out the length of twine so that you can cut it to the best length.

Step 4

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Attach a Giant Balloon

Tie the balloon to the basket. For an added touch, dress up your little one in stripes and scarf and tie "sandbags" to the sides to store candy.