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Milk Carton Bunny Easter Basket

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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!

Milk Carton Easter Basket

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.

Easter Basket

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.

Easter basket

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.

Easter basket

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.

Easter basket

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.

Easter basket

It's best to the leave the handle area of the milk jug cotton ball free for easier carrying!

Hershey's candy

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!

Hershey's candy

Just enough to fill up our bunny!

Easter basket

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

Milk Carton Easter Basket Bow

Milk Carton Bunny Basket Ears

Make sure to check CelebrateWithHersheys.com for more fun Easter ideas like this adorable bunny cake!

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36 Comments
  • Vikki Billings
    April 21, 2014

    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
    April 21, 2014

    The Church Easter Egg hunts and My fav is Craft Easter Basket Cupcakes

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  • Mary Cloud
    April 21, 2014

    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
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  • Laurie Emerson
    April 21, 2014

    I love the Easter Basket Cupcakes.

  • Laurie Emerson
    April 21, 2014

    My favorite Easter tradition is hiding eggs in the yard and watching my children have so much fun finding them.

  • Breanne
    April 21, 2014

    I like coloring eggs and the coconut marshmallow nests recipe

  • Samantha
    April 21, 2014

    I love dying Easter eggs and love the HERSHEY’S Chocolate Syrup “Fun” Due Recipe

  • Debra Hall
    April 21, 2014

    i like the Little Artist Basket its very cute our easter is just dinner all the kids are grown

  • Angela Ash
    April 21, 2014

    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
    April 20, 2014

    Love church service on Easter and would try the coconut bunny cake. TY!

  • Tara Braun
    April 20, 2014

    Coloring eggs and I like the coconut bunny cake.

  • Daniel M
    April 20, 2014

    coloring and hiding eggs

  • tina reynolds
    April 20, 2014

    I love making the kids easter baskets and searching for eggs. I also liked the Chocolate Marble Cheesepie

  • Anna E.
    April 19, 2014

    My fave Family Easter Tradition is going out to a lake and hiding easter eggs then fishing every year!!

  • Robin
    April 19, 2014

    I would love to try the Chocolate-Nut Pinwheel Cookies, our favorite tradition is coloring Easter eggs with the kids.

  • Kiara
    April 19, 2014

    We like dying eggs. I like the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets recipe.

  • Monique Rizzo
    April 19, 2014

    I love the big annual Easter egg hunt and I would like to make the coconut marshmellow nests!

  • Brandi Price
    April 18, 2014

    We love dying eggs. My son thought the Reese’s Racers were super cute!

  • Katherine
    April 17, 2014

    We always go to the sunrise service and I am going to make the race cars out of Reeses eggs

  • Lisa V.
    April 17, 2014

    My favorite Easter tradition was hiding Easter eggs for my daughter. My favorite recipe is the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets.

  • natalie yeoman
    April 16, 2014

    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
    April 16, 2014

    I have always enjoyed our annual Easter egg hunt. The recipe I most want to try is the Coconut Marshmallow Nests

  • Tarah
    April 16, 2014

    I love watching our kids hunt for eggs. My favorite recipe is the Macaroon Cookie Nests

  • McKim
    April 16, 2014

    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
    April 16, 2014

    We’ve always enjoyed our annual Easter egg hunt. The recipe I most want to make is the Coconut Marshmallow Nests.

  • Stephanie
    April 16, 2014

    i like the Coconut Cake Nests and i love to paint eggs

  • Denise S
    April 16, 2014

    My favorite tradition is the egg hunt and I want to make the Hershey’s Chocolate Cheesecake recipe.

  • Cynthia C
    April 16, 2014

    My favorite tradition is baking Easter bread and I like the Coconut Marshmallow Nests recipe at the Hershey site.

  • Mya Murphy
    April 16, 2014

    My favorite Easter tradition is coloring eggs. And the HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Easter Bunny Cake looks super delish and super cute!

  • Lee Mckoen
    April 15, 2014

    Our family is small but on easter we all have a family brunch and I love the easter basket cupcake recipe

  • Sue Ellison
    April 15, 2014

    My favorite tradition is decorating eggs with my children. I like the recipe for Coconut Cake Nests.

  • Margaret Smith
    April 15, 2014

    My favorite recipe is the Bunny Cake. It’s so adorable.

    My favorite tradition is when we dye Easter Eggs.

  • Ann Fantom
    April 15, 2014

    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
    April 15, 2014

    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
    April 15, 2014

    My favorite tradition is easter brunch with my family. The easter basket cupcakes are too cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Heather
    April 14, 2014

    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!!