My younger son (in kindergarten) needed an Easter Basket for school this year. So I set out to make one out of wood (what else, right?). This is what I came up with. It is made of 1/8in birch plywood. The handle is a bent wood lamination made of cherry. The box part of the basket is glued together with CA glue. The bottom sits in a dado. The ends sit in a rabbet. I used blue painters tape to hold the box together while the CA glue dried. Clamps would have crushed the plywood. After it was all done, he "decorated it" with markers. Considering that he was going to draw on it, I wasn't too concerned with the CA glue squeeze out that occurred. All of the plywood cuts (dados & rabbets) were done on my table saw using a Freud thin kerf 50 tooth combination blade along with a zero clearance insert.
I included a picture of the form that I used to make the handle. It is made of MDF screwed onto a piece of plywood. There are dowels in the plywood to allow the use of wedges to aid in the clamping. Before using this, I waxed everything with Johnson's Paste Wax to prevent the glue squeeze out from bonding the handle to the form.