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.
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This is a sponsored post. I received product from Hershey’s and a stipend from Global Influence.