Make an adorable bunny Easter basket with your kids! All you need is an empty milk jug, cotton balls and glue for this fun Easter craft!
I volunteer in my daughter’s first grade classroom each week working on sight words with the students. A few weeks ago her teacher, Ms. A, asked me if I’d mind doing an art project with the kids instead of working on sight words. Yes! Ms. A has been making these adorable Easter baskets since she started teaching and I can see why. They are just too cute! So I asked her permission to show you how to make them and upload her hand drawn pieces so you can just print them off. She happily obliged.
You will need an empty, washed out 1 gallon milk jug; white cotton balls; 1 pink cotton ball (missing from the picture); glue; a stapler; the printed out ears, eyes, whiskers and bow below, and a small piece of white paper to make teeth.
Cut an opening in the milk carton on the opposite side of the handle. It can be as big or small as you want. Print out the ears, bow, whiskers and eyes and cut them out. Color in the eyes and the ears. Then, use a stapler to attach the ears and the bow. You can write a name on the bow so you know what bunny belongs to which kid! I forgot to add the teeth at this step but it’s easier to do it here. Just draw some teeth on a sheet of white construction paper and staple them on as well.
Now the fun part! Get out some old fashioned school glue and a paint brush. Paint the glue the on to the milk carton in small areas and then attach the cotton balls.
Keep going until the entire milk jug is covered! Make sure to cover the cap of the jug as well. I let the kids glue on the cotton balls and then went through and helped them fill in any blank spots they missed. Cover the staples in the ears with cotton balls and get behind the ear as well.
It’s best to the leave the handle area of the milk jug cotton ball free for easier carrying!
Now it’s time to fill up that Easter basket with your favorite HERSHEY’S candy! We have one kid who loves chocolate and another who prefers fruit flavored candy and HERSHEY’S has a huge offering of both!
Just enough to fill up our bunny!
Just click the links below to print off the pieces you need to make your own Easter basket! You will need to draw simple teeth on your own.
Milk Carton Easter Basket Eyes and Whiskers
Make sure to check CelebrateWithHersheys.com for more fun Easter ideas like this adorable bunny cake!
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Vikki Billings says
My favorite Easter tradition is our annual Easter egg hunt for our grandkids. My favorite recipe is the HERSHEY’S One-Bowl Syrup Cake
Miranda Ward says
The Church Easter Egg hunts and My fav is Craft Easter Basket Cupcakes
Mary Cloud says
My favorite Easter tradition is meeting up with family at my Grandma’s house to hunt eggs and eat and I’d love to try the Chocolate Cheese Pie recipe
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Laurie Emerson says
I love the Easter Basket Cupcakes.
Laurie Emerson says
My favorite Easter tradition is hiding eggs in the yard and watching my children have so much fun finding them.
I like coloring eggs and the coconut marshmallow nests recipe
I love dying Easter eggs and love the HERSHEY’S Chocolate Syrup “Fun” Due Recipe
Debra Hall says
i like the Little Artist Basket its very cute our easter is just dinner all the kids are grown
Angela Ash says
My favorite Easter tradition is finding creative ways to use up all of the hard boiled dyed eggs before they spoil. My favorite recipe from the Hershey’s site is the Fudgey Fruit Pizza. I love pizza and this one takes the cake.
Kellie Rose Wilson says
Love church service on Easter and would try the coconut bunny cake. TY!
Tara Braun says
Coloring eggs and I like the coconut bunny cake.
Daniel M says
coloring and hiding eggs
tina reynolds says
I love making the kids easter baskets and searching for eggs. I also liked the Chocolate Marble Cheesepie
Anna E. says
My fave Family Easter Tradition is going out to a lake and hiding easter eggs then fishing every year!!
I would love to try the Chocolate-Nut Pinwheel Cookies, our favorite tradition is coloring Easter eggs with the kids.
We like dying eggs. I like the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets recipe.
Monique Rizzo says
I love the big annual Easter egg hunt and I would like to make the coconut marshmellow nests!
Brandi Price says
We love dying eggs. My son thought the Reese’s Racers were super cute!
We always go to the sunrise service and I am going to make the race cars out of Reeses eggs
Lisa V. says
My favorite Easter tradition was hiding Easter eggs for my daughter. My favorite recipe is the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets.
natalie yeoman says
my favorite recipe is the coconut marshmallow nests
my favorite tradition is going over my grandmas house every year for easter dinner and baskets
Susan Smith says
I have always enjoyed our annual Easter egg hunt. The recipe I most want to try is the Coconut Marshmallow Nests
I love watching our kids hunt for eggs. My favorite recipe is the Macaroon Cookie Nests
We like to go the the Easter SonRise Service at church. I would like to make the Easter Critter Cups with my grandson.
Deborah Wellenstein says
We’ve always enjoyed our annual Easter egg hunt. The recipe I most want to make is the Coconut Marshmallow Nests.
i like the Coconut Cake Nests and i love to paint eggs
Denise S says
My favorite tradition is the egg hunt and I want to make the Hershey’s Chocolate Cheesecake recipe.
Cynthia C says
My favorite tradition is baking Easter bread and I like the Coconut Marshmallow Nests recipe at the Hershey site.
Mya Murphy says
My favorite Easter tradition is coloring eggs. And the HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Easter Bunny Cake looks super delish and super cute!
Lee Mckoen says
Our family is small but on easter we all have a family brunch and I love the easter basket cupcake recipe
Sue Ellison says
My favorite tradition is decorating eggs with my children. I like the recipe for Coconut Cake Nests.
Margaret Smith says
My favorite recipe is the Bunny Cake. It’s so adorable.
My favorite tradition is when we dye Easter Eggs.
Ann Fantom says
My favorite Easter tradition is coloring eggs with my daughter and then watching her hunt for her eggs Easter morning.
I would like to try making Hershey’s Easter Basket Cupcakes
Leah B says
Our favourite tradition is to create Easter bunny paw prints to the door out of chalk. I like the craft on the site on how to make a rabbit out of paper towel rolls.
Alex T says
My favorite tradition is easter brunch with my family. The easter basket cupcakes are too cute. Thanks for the giveaway!
Our favorite tradition for Easter has to be coloring Easter eggs and having an Easter Egg hunt. My favorite recipe from the website is the Black-Eyed Susan Cheesecakes! Beautiful!!