As I was standing in Coles at 6.30pm last night waiting at the bakery for some hot cross buns to cook, madly calling around to all the stores in the centre to see if they had any Easter baskets left, it occurred to me that I really should have organised this sooner. But life gets hectic and never goes according to plan.
So instead of hunting around the shopping centre trying to find something that nobody else wanted. I raced over to Lincraft (got to love late night shopping) and grabbed a few supplies to make what will become my Easter Bunny Boxes/Baskets. I only had a rough idea of what I was going to do and after a bit of playing around with the kids this morning we created something unique and of course handmade.
1 x packet of white noodles boxes
1 x packet of pipe cleaners
1 x packet of stick on eyes
1 x sheet of adhesive felt (pink)
1 x sheet of foam
1 x packet of large pom poms (white)
1 x packet of small pom poms (pink)
1 x packet of assorted ribbons
1 x hot glue gun
(all of the above was from Lincraft last night minus the hot glue gun)
I started off playing around with the ears (made from foam and adhesive pink felt), but wanted something to cover them so searched the cupboard for a circular shape to make a face (also made out of foam). A tin of tuna from the pantry did the trick nicely.
Then just a couple of whiskers (pipe cleaners) I thought, but what to cover them with, a couple of white cheeks made out of foam of course. A reel of cotton worked as the perfect size template for the cheeks. So then on went the pink pom pom nose, stick on eyes and bow ties and the bunny box was complete.
But no bunny box is complete without something soft to place the eggs on inside so with some green 80gsm paper we had in the studio and the shredder, I shredded some paper and curled it with scissors to make the perfect little nest for the eggs. I had a pair of very helpful hands passing me each shred of paper to curl and placed each strand in the box. I have two very excited toddlers that can't wait for the Easter Bunny to come so they can collect some eggs and play with their bunny baskets of course.
The finishing touch was the little cotton tails (large pom pom) on the back of each box. No bunny is complete without a little cotton tail.
And a few treats inside. The noodle box is the perfect size for an easter basket for toddlers as they can't fit too many eggs inside but just enough to have lots of fun collecting eggs on Sunday (or Saturday for some people like at our house this year) LOL.
So now we are all set for the Easter Bunny to come and crisis is averted. We hope you have a great Easter and stay safe with family and friends these holidays. Bring on the Easter Bunny. Yummm.