It’s crafty Friday and we made vintage looking Easter Bunny favors.
We wanted to make Easter lollipop favors to give the kids in school and since we had some clay left, we played around and came up with the cutest, vintage looking Easter bunnies. They came out perfect and could be used as favors, inside Easter baskets, at the egg hunt or even on top of the Easter table as name card holders. I think, I will keep some as Easter decoration on the mantle.
Lollipops, clay, wooden skewer, paint and brushes, hot glue and gun, colored cardstock paper, cardboard, heart cutter, scissors, rubber bands, ribbon and embellishments
We used our beginner’s clay to make the head, tail, arms and ears. Here is the recipe:
After forming the balls for the head, we used a wooden skewer to poke a hole through them and let them dry on the skewer. (make sure to use a skewer that is wider than the lollipop stick). The balls need 2-3 days to air dry or a couple hours in the oven on the lowest temperature. (careful to not burn the paper clay)
You could leave the head round, but we wanted to give our bunnies a more defined shape with a nossel and jar. We used a little more clay and added it on one side of the ball.
Once everything was dried completely, we hot-glued the ears to the heads and painted them white.
We first painted the nose and inside the ears light pink and drew on the faces. Each bunny looks a little different.
We cut the fabric in squares covering the lollipops and tied them together with a small rubber band. You could so different fabrics for different outfits but this print worked perfectly for us. We trimmed the excess fabric to make a cute collar.
We glued the heads, bunny tails and arm on with small dots of hot glue and embellished the outfits with ribbon and tiny foam balls from the Dollar Store.
You could make the feet out of clay as well, but we used heart stencils and colored paper to make the bunnies even more colorful. We glued them on small squares of cardboard to make the bunnies stand independently . Depending on the shape of the lollipop, this might not be necessary.
The Bunnies are ready and they are almost too cute to be eaten.