How to Make a DIY Easter Bunny Candy Holder

Updated on March 25, 2020
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Rebecca is a retired special education teacher, a freelance writer, and an avid recycler.

This is my completed Easter Bunny candy holder craft.
This is my completed Easter Bunny candy holder craft. | Source

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.

Supplies Needed

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Spray paint the canister and the lid separately with the white spray paint. Allow them to dry.
  2. 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.
  3. Cut a circle of white felt to fit the lid. Other colors work too.
  4. 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.
  5. Now fill your DIY Easter Bunny candy holder with candy. Your handmade gift is complete!

Photo Tutorial

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Spray paint the canister and its lid separately. Trace and cut out the bunny ears from your crafting foam. I chose to make one ear bent for the cuteness factor. Cut out a circle of felt the same size as the lid and glue it on. Glue the ears to the back of the canister just below the lid. Add the tail, whiskers, nose, eyes, and other features. Draw on the mouth. Your candy canister is complete! Well, almost . . . don't forget to fill it with candy!
Spray paint the canister and its lid separately.
Spray paint the canister and its lid separately.
Trace and cut out the bunny ears from your crafting foam. I chose to make one ear bent for the cuteness factor.
Trace and cut out the bunny ears from your crafting foam. I chose to make one ear bent for the cuteness factor.
Cut out a circle of felt the same size as the lid and glue it on.
Cut out a circle of felt the same size as the lid and glue it on.
Glue the ears to the back of the canister just below the lid. Add the tail, whiskers, nose, eyes, and other features. Draw on the mouth.
Glue the ears to the back of the canister just below the lid. Add the tail, whiskers, nose, eyes, and other features. Draw on the mouth.
Your candy canister is complete! Well, almost . . . don't forget to fill it with candy!
Your candy canister is complete! Well, almost . . . don't forget to fill it with candy! | Source

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    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      4 months ago from USA

      These are absolutely darling. I can see these dressed up for lots of different holidays!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      What a cute repurposing of an item! Your Easter bunny container is so cute. Just looking at it made me smile.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Sp Greaney!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thank you, Pam. Easy project, too!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Linda!

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      Sp Greaney 

      4 months ago from Ireland

      What a great way to upcycle stuff and make something cute.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I think thes cups are adorable for Easter, Rebecca.

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      Linda Chechar 

      4 months ago from Arizona

      These are great gifts for the little ones. So cute Easter treats!

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      Tezeh Collins 

      4 months ago

      OMG i love this thank dear

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