Easter is coming up this weekend and my daughter is out of pre-school for a couple weeks. The eggs are being colored and although, Spring is not yet in the air, it is here at the least.
It’s a good time of year!
I have to say the weather has been a hindrance to some of our traditional activities. Every year with friends, we bring our kids to an Easter egg hunt. It’s something my daughter looks forward too after going a couple years now. My son who is a year and a half was trying it for the first time. Well, it was absolutely freezing! Even with layers it was just too chilly. My son had this look like ‘what is fun about this’! Haha!
Needless to say, festivities were cut short. We’ll try again next year.
With this crazy, not really spring, like weather we are having a little more fun indoors. Last Friday the kids literally had a Jump Zone all to themselves other than a little girl that belonged to the gal behind the counter. Etie and this little girl were attached at the hip. They had so much fun! Then we watched Justice League Sunday night with a make shift bed of cushions and endless blankets. With the comfort level being so high that is where my daughter and I slept for the night. ♥
We had a good weekend. 🙂
Easter is an awesome excuse to get crafty. Recently, I had received a random sales magazine from Personal Creations. In there was a personalized jar made to look like bunnies. These jars were super cute but ran around $19.99-$24.99.
Well, they inspired me to to make our own. Etie has collected so much candy from her pre-school parties and recently, the egg hunt, that I thought this would work well as a candy jar.
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This craft requires the use of a hot glue gun, please be extremely careful when kids are present and use with caution.
DIY Easter Bunny Candy Jar
What you will need:
- Glue Gun
- 1 large Ball canning jar
- White spray paint – I used Chalk but did get slight cracking so feel free to use another finish
- Wiggly Eyes
- Foam Letter Stickers
- Pipe wires
- Pom Poms
- Cotton Ball for tail
- Your choice of felt for ears – 2 colors – I used pink & white
- Black Foam Sheet paper
What to do:
- A day ahead – remove lid and spray paint your jar until it’s completely white. I had to do two coats to get the coating that I wanted.
2. Screw lid back on and heat glue gun.
3. Choose the front of your jar and glue the eyes on. My daughter picked the size she wanted.
4. Cut a mouth shape and whiskers from the black foam sheet that you have. Glue the mouth centered under the eyes and top with whiskers.
5. Have your child pick out a Pom Pom nose and glue at the top of the mouth.
6. Next I used a piece of pipe wire and folded it into a bow. Glue this at the top corner of the jar. Note: For a boy glue below the mouth as it were a bow tie. Top the center of the bow with a Pom Pom of choice.
7. Take your felt and fold in half. Cut a large ear shape. Take the other felt, fold in half and cut a smaller ear shape. Glue the smaller ear shape onto the large.
8. Take the contrasting color of felt and cut circles. However small or large you like. And glue those onto the ears within the small part.
9. Take two pieces of piper wire and cut them to size of ears. Glue them to the back of the ears down the center. This will allow you to bend your ears.
10. To attach, just add some glue to the bottom edge of the ears and stick them to the top of the lid. See previous pic. Bend the ears as you see fit.
11. Now spell your child’s name or whomever the jar is meant for in foam letters and stick those onto the bottom of the jar. In this case, we used my daughters nickname as it’s shorter.
12. Lastly, glue a cotton ball onto the back-bottom of the jar as a little tail.
And there you have it!
A sweet, little personalized bunny jar. This turned out really cute and works great to hide candy or whatever else.
That $20 jar, that became my inspiration for this project was incredibly nice. However, I much prefer the memory that came with making this jar with my daughter in particular. That is worth way more than 20 bucks for me.
I hope you all liked this DIY and have fun making it! Let me know how it goes!
Also, please share the fun things you do during this time of year down below. I’d love to know. 🙂
Happy crafting! ♥
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