I immediately fell for these cute baskets at Maya*Made. While hers was more geared towards Easter, I thought the kids would enjoy them as a space for their little "things." And boy was I right! Easy and quick, the kids turned these out during the hour and were so proud of the results.
When making it with kids: I made a pattern (8X13) for the body of the basket and helped them mark the corners so it would sit right. I also made a pattern for the handle, although some decided to use ribbon. For fabric, we used felt and a black canvas that I had on hand.