How to Make a DIY Easter Bunny Candy Holder
I knew I was saving those plastic potato chip canisters for some reason. I usually buy the cardboard ones because they are more earth-friendly, but somehow over the summer and the holidays, some plastic ones found their way into my cupboards.
With a little imagination and some crafts supplies, I came up with the idea for this cute Easter Bunny candy holder. Tuck one in an Easter basket or give them to older kids, friends, and people at the office. I’ll bet the kids’ teachers would love one to sit on their desk year after year. Let’s get started.
- Plastic chip container (I used Lays Stax.)
- Pink and white craft foam (you can use construction paper, but it won’t be as durable)
- White spray paint
- White felt
- Medium pink pom pom
- Large white pom pom
- White chenille stems
- Googly eggs
- Decorative ribbon
- Black Sharpie or other permanent marker
- Hot glue
- Spray paint the canister and the lid separately with the white spray paint. Allow them to dry.
- Make the ear patterns by tracing and cutting from the craft foam. Refer to the included images for design guidance. Assemble them with hot glue.
- Cut a circle of white felt to fit the lid. Other colors work too.
- To assemble bunny, glue the ears on the back below the lid. Add the googly eyes, pom-pom nose, and chenille stem whiskers. Make the bunny a pretty bow tie, then draw the rest of the features on with the black Sharpie. Don’t forget the bunny tail! I used a shimmery one because I had it leftover from Christmas. You could also use cotton balls.
- Now fill your DIY Easter Bunny candy holder with candy. Your handmade gift is complete!