We adore making Bookmarks and EAT fun to make and give. So many different designs for all seasons - with more to come (check back regularly! From Bunny Bookmarks for Easter, to Minion Bookmarks for Minion fans. I adore the Monster version too.
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.