Feb 25, 2010

A "Jump" start on Easter

Blessed winter, I am getting so sick and tired of you. It isn't close to the start of spring, and it doesn't look or feel anything like spring here in my neck of the woods but I am itching and aching for spring to get here. So the other day when this idea popped into my head I put on small fry's Elmo's Magic Cookbook DVD (a lifesaver) and ran to my craft room and whipped these little guys up.

They are pretty much as basic as they come but I thought I would add a little tutorial just in case someone out there might need some help getting started.
You will need:
Chinese take out boxes-mine were mini, you could use larger ones and just make everything bigger
Fun foam (I used white with a self adhesive back and pink)
Some Chalk for ears and cheeks
Black pen

1. To start draw out your bunnies ear on the back side of the white fun foam. I drew one first and then used it as the pattern to make the other one.
2. Chalk the center of each ear.
3. Cut out a nose shape (I just eye balled mine) and hot glue in place. If you aren't going to use hot glue then you will want to use white glue when using fun foam.
4. Draw on his eyes, mouth and chalk his cheeks. I used red for his cheeks on the box because the pink chalk didn't show up.
5. Then to make his nose and ears stand out a bit more I used my black pen to draw some dotted lines around each.
6. Now if using the fun foam with the adhesive back then tear off only a bit from the bottom of each ear piece and stick in place on the take out carton.

7. Finish by tieing some varied lengths of ribbon on the handle using bright spring colors.
That's it. Super easy and really cute.
I put 4 M&M's in one for Small fry and she was trilled.

They would be cute as a favor for a party or make larger ones to have in place of an Easter basket. You could fill them with Easter grass and put all kinds of goodies inside.
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  1. Akk! I actually have a mess of those containers on hand! And, my class would *love* making them! Whoo hoo!

  2. Thank you so much! I needed that touch of spring. Can't wait to get out there and find some take out boxes.
    By the way I also related so much to you 2 earlier posts. We have just started letting our little one fall asleep on her own it took 1 and 1/2 hours the first night. It was so hard to hear her cry.
    love your blog

  3. Ooh, this is so cute! I'm going to have to make some of these for my daughters preschool class.

  4. These are adorable! Thanks so much for the details, I'll be linking.

  5. These are so super cute! I just found your blog and love it! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

  6. Love this idea!

  7. I put a link to your bunny box here:


  8. Thanks for sharing! I used the idea here to make a great little treat box for my little one.


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