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March 15, 2013
Enjoy a Live Easter Basket Decorated with Spoon Bunnies
by Dian Thomas

One of my favorites though the years is a live Easter basket. It takes about a week for the grass to grow, but it is a great project to do with kids or grandkids.

A live Easter basket with Spoon Bunnies is a great project to do with the kids or grandkids.

You will need:

  • Easter basket

  • Heavy clear plastic, 12” larger than the inside of the basket

  • Indoor potting soil

  • Wheat seeds

Line the inside of your basket with plastic and leave at least 6” of excess all the way around. Fill the basket to within an inch of the top with potting soil and pat the soil down firmly. Sprinkle the surface generously with seed, and cover lightly (1/4” to ½”) with potting soil.

Water well, making sure all the seeds are moistened. Pull the excess plastic over the top of the soil to preserve moisture. Set the basket in a warm, sunny spot. In two to three days, the seeds will start to sprout, and within a week to ten days, you will have grass.

Decorate the basket with a bow and colored eggs. Add a Spoon Bunny to the basket. The grass will grow rapidly. Trim with scissors. Use the trimmed grass in sandwiches or salads.

Spoon Bunnies

Tuck these delightful bunnies into your live Easter basket.

  • 6 white plastic spoons

  • red and black puff paints or permanent markers

  • 1 yard heavy black thread

  • glue

  • 6 tiny pink pompoms

  • 1 (8-1/2” X 11”) rectangle white felt

  • 1 (8-1/2” X 11”) rectangle pink felt

  • 6 round suckers (smaller than the spoons)

  • 3 yards pastel ribbon

  • 6 small white pompoms or cotton balls

Paint eyes, mouth, and cheeks on the back of each spoon. Let dry. Tie three 1-1/2” strands of heavy black thread together in the middle and glue above the mouth for whiskers.

Glue pink pompom nose above the whiskers. Cut ears out of the white felt, and cut smaller inside ears out of pink felt. Glue small pink ears on larger white ears, and glue to back of head.

Place a sucker in the spoon and tie ribbon around the neck. Glue a small white pompom or cotton ball tail on the sucker stick.

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About Dian Thomas

Dian Thomas was blessed with the good fortune to be born near and raised in the remote, breathtaking Manti-La Sal National Forest in southeastern Utah, where her father was the forest ranger. She took the skills she learned in the outdoors and turned them into a New York Times best-selling book, Roughing It Easy. Her appearance on the NBC's "Tonight" show with Johnny Carson boosted her into the national media scene, where she became a regular on NBC's "Today" show for eight years and then ABC's "Home Show" for six years. After more than 25 years of media exposure and 19 books, she now shares her practical insights and wisdom with audiences who want to savor life.

A former Relief Society president, Dian is currently serving as a visiting teacher. Visit her website at www.DianThomas.com

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