By Sharon Pierce McCullough
Easter + Recycle = fun Bunny Candy Containers. Made with discarded, plastic Creamer bottles, these super cute Bunny candy containers can hold your Easter M&Ms or jelly beans. And how perfect for a special Easter gift! Make these little Bunnies and fill with mini candies for your friends and relatives. They are super easy to make.
Gesso paint (helps paint stick to slippery surfaces)
White paint / brush
Sticky-back foam sheets, white and pastel colors
Wiggly eyes (optional)
Remove printed casing from containers. Wash and dry containers thoroughly before painting. Paint all visible surfaces with a coat of gesso (available from craft stores and art suppy stores). Let dry. Repeat with second coat of gesso. Paint all surfaces with white paint. Let dry thoroughly.
Cut four rabbit ears from white foam for each rabbit. Trim about 1/2 inch from the bottom of two of the ears. Remove the backing and stick two ears together, using one full ear and one “trimmed” ear. Cut a thin “pink” ear to fit the top of your ear and press in place on white ear.
Press the “sticky” end of the ear in place on the back of the container. (Make sure lid can open with ear in place.) Add second ear. To make ear attachment more secure, you can add a small amount of tacky white glue, or similar, to the area above the ear attachment.
Cut out a nose and whiskers from foam and press into place, as shown. Glue wiggly eyes in place and let dry. Optionally, you can draw eyes with a marker.
Finish by adding two coordinating pieces of ribbon around the rabbit’s neck, leaving nice-sized streamers. Fill with candy!
About the author:
Sharon Pierce McCullough is an illustrator and writer, as well as CCO and co-creator and producer of Ziggity Zoom, LLC, which hosts several crafting, parenting and activity sites including Mommie911.com, ZiggityZoom.com, CuriousBaby.com, foodchics.com and GrandParentsDigest.com. She creates all fun content, including craft activities, children’s stories, games, characters and educational worksheets. You can email Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org.