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.
Miniature Weaving using embroidery thread, needles and a piece of cardstock - ". using a traditional weaving technique on a miniature scale, you can make tiny little weavings perfect for jewelery projects." or coasters.