Adventist Adventurer Awards/Basket Maker

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Basket Maker
Helping Hand


Explain what a basket is.[edit]

A basket is a receptacle (container) made from interwoven material.


Fruit Basket

Name several baskets found in your home.[edit]

  1. Laundry
  2. Shopping
  3. Fruit
  4. Berry
  5. Sewing
  6. Waste basket

Know the tools of a basket maker.[edit]

  1. Sharp pair of scissors
  2. Sharp knife
  3. Round and flat nose pliers to bend spokes
  4. Awl or knitting needle to make spaces in the weaving
  5. Water pail and waterproof cover for area where you are working

You may wish to invite an experienced basket maker to come and demonstrate.


Describe how materials are prepared for basket weaving.[edit]

The natural materials are soaked in water, until they are flexible.


Make a simple basket of natural grasses, reeds, or other local material. OR Decorate a basket to be used for: sewing, trash, berries or flowers.[edit]

You can wave an easy berry basket from HowStuffWorks

Berry Basket Weaving The Berry Basket Weaving project is a fun way to create something that will hold your treasures. Fill it with dried flowers or candy treats. It makes a great gift, too!

You will need:

  1. Plastic berry basket
  2. Fabric or ribbon
  3. Scissors
  4. Construction paper
  5. Stapler
  6. Tissue paper

Step 1: Cut several strips of fabric or ribbon as wide as the openings in your basket. Weave the strips in and out of the slots around the basket. Tie each strip in a knot and trim the excess.

Step 2: To make a handle, cut a 1-inch-wide strip of construction paper. Secure 1 end of the strip to each side of the basket with a stapler. If you want, use a strip of fabric or ribbon to tie a bow around the handle.

Step 3: Line your basket with tissue paper, then fill it with goodies.


Decorate a basket to be given as a gift.[edit]

Decorate a basket, e.g., sewing basket, fruit basket, flower basket, or berry basket, to be given as a gift. If you have already decorated a basket under #5, this is to be an additional basket.


Tell some ways baskets were used in the Bible. Give at least one text.[edit]

Baskets were important in Bible times, important enough that they occur in about 50 Bible verses. Here are some of those. In Genesis 40, Pharaoh's Baker asked Joseph about a dream which featured baskets of bread.

  1. In Exodus 2, baby Moses was put into the Nile River in a basket.
  2. In Exodus 29, Leviticus 8, Numbers 6, and Deuteronomy 26, there are instructions for worship rituals, including a basket of bread.
  3. In Deuteronomy 28, the blessing and the curse for obedience or disobedience included predictions about what would happen to the baskets of the Israelites.
  4. Jeremiah (chapter 24) and Amos (chapter 8) had prophecies which involved a basket. So did Zechariah (chapter 5) although his prophecy involved a woman in a basket.
  5. In Matthew 5, Jesus said that His followers were the light of the world, and that their light shouldn't be hidden under a basket. Jesus also referred to the futility of hiding a light under a basket in Mark 4 and Luke 11.
  6. In Matthew 14-16 (and in two other gospels) there are references to feeding multitudes miraculously, with the excess collected in baskets.
  7. The Apostle Paul escaped from his enemies in a basket.


External Resources[edit]

Adventurer Manual - KFW Adventurers