Paint balloon using color schemes. Tie in with weaving or coiling for th basket. Paper mache a balloon, pop the balloon, add string and a basket for spring class crafts. Could go great as a bulletin board theme (Kid's Soaring to New Heights in Reading.
Cute, but I would want the straw to have a space at the edge instead of the center. --Keep those pesky bugs from doing the backstroke in your drinks with these summery fruit themed DIY perler bead cup covers from on