Materials needed for foam baskets:
Piece of foam in any color
Scraps of different colored yarn (preferred), raffia or plastic grocery bags cut into strips (handles make the best strips that are long enough to do a small basket)
This can be done in any group sized, just make sure you have printed out enough patterns for the group to have their own pattern - they will be tracing and cutting out so they can weave their own baskets.
Material needed for beaded USA Flag pins:
Red, white and blue pony beads (can be purchased in any craft store or Walmart or other stores that have a craft section; can also be ordered from www.makingfriends.com)
U, S, A, heart beads (ordered from www.makingfriends.com - since they carry the individual letters and hearts)
2-3/4" Coilless pins (ordered from www.makingfriends.com)
2" pins (ordered from www.makingfriends.com)
Original pattern is on www.makingfriends.com but the instructions are not as detailed as mine. This makes a great group project.