Bunny Candy Container from Recyclables

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If you have ever wondered what to do with discarded Creamer containers, well here you go! 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. Super easy to make. It's a great little DIY Easter craft that is so much more.  Great for Easter decor to give that hoppy Bunny look.

Items needed: 

  • Creamer containers
  • Gesso paint (helps paint stick to slippery surfaces)
  • White paint / brush
  • Sticky-back foam sheets, white and pastel colors
  • Wiggly eyes (optional)
  • Colored ribbon

Instructions: 

  1. Remove printed casing from containers.  Wash and dry containers thoroughly before painting.
  2. Paint all visible surfaces with a coat of gesso (this is available from craft stores and art suppy stores).  Let dry.
  3. Repeat with second coat of gesso.
  4. Paint all surfaces with white paint.  Let dry thoroughly.
  5. Cut 4 rabbit ears from white foam for each rabbit.  Trim about 1/2 inch from the bottom of two of the ears.  Remove backing and stick 2 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Finish by adding two coordinating pieces of ribbon around the rabbit\'s neck, leaving nice size streamers.  Fill with candy!