A few strips of paper, glue, and a single staple is all you need to make a miniature spring basket you can fill with treats (or a single, treasured egg). Here's how to make one.
First, cut half-inch wide, 8 1/2-inch long strips of paper from a few different colors of paper. I used a floral pattern to mix in with the solid construction paper strips. All told, I used 6 strips to make this basket, not including the flower addition.
Arrange three strips into an asterisk. Try to make the shape as symmetrical as you can. To make this easier, you can put a nubbin of glue dot between the layers so that they'll stick together but you can still wiggle them into place. Carefully pick up the stack in the center, and staple it together.
Fold each spoke over the top strip. This means every other spoke will be folded in the opposite direction. The one below left is folded towards the outside of the basket, then the end is tucked into the bottom strip. The one on the right shows a neighboring spoke that's been folded towards the inside of the basket, with the end tucked into the bottom strip.
Unfold the spoke, add glue stick or a thin layer of tacky glue to the inside, and refold.