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Creative LivingEasy Easter Decorations
by Dian Thomas
Paper Bag Bunny Basket
This bunny basket is so simple, even preschoolers can make it. It is fun to let the kids make and share with their friends.
1 (lunch-size) paper bag
1 small pink pom-pom
1 (1/2 gallon) milk carton, washed
Easter grass and candies
Lay the paper bag flat with the glued side down. Sketch a pair of rabbit ears on the top half of the bag. Cut the ears out, leaving the front and back ears attached to the bag.
Cut the sides of the bag even with the bottom of the ears and cut the milk carton to the same height. Decorate the bag with a bunny face and finish with a small pink pom-pom nose, pipe-cleaner whiskers, and a cotton-ball tail.
Insert the milk carton in the bag and fill with Easter grass and candies. Glue the front and back ears together at the very tops.
Tissue Easter Baskets
Use toilet paper to make the bunnies and chicks.
1 roll bathroom tissue for each basket
Magic markers (to draw faces)
Orange construction paper (duck and chick)
Pink construction paper (bunny)
1 (1 1/2'Ē) white pom-pom (bunny tail)
White acrylic paint
Sponge to apply paint
Miniature flowers, pom-poms, and ribbon
Straw hat for the duck
Easter grass and candies
Draw faces on each roll of tissue. Cut the duck or chick beak and feet from orange construction paper. Cut ears and feet for bunnies from pink construction paper.
Glue ears into bunny by spreading the paper enough to snug ears in place. Glue beaks and feet in place. Sponge paint onto feet and ears of bunnies to create the appearance of fur.
Push Easter grass and candies in the tube. Decorate with small flowers or pom-poms, a tied ribbon at the neck, and a hat for the duck. If you cannot find the color of tissue that you would like, just spray paint. You can also put contact clear paper around the tissue paper to make it stronger.
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