So, there are nineteen days until Easter, and I’m done with my base projects. If you’re not, do not despair. There is always Target. Thistle Farms has some great things on sale for those who like to be pampered by the Easter Bunny. https://thistlefarms.org/collections/sale And Oak Nashville has cool crafty things year round. https://www.oaknashville.com/
Yesterday evening, I finished a personalized Easter bunny for my babysitter Mrs. Rita. She’s an amazing gardener, and at first I was thinking of making a Springtime flower pot decorated by the kids. But she has a lot of containers, and I know how those things can collect in a shed (probably faster for me, since my plants die pretty quickly).
So I ordered a bag of potting soil and commissioned another piece from my oldest. I made a rough sketch of my vision, and he took it from there, choosing unique color combinations for the ears, eyes, nose, and paws I’d drawn.
I cut out the pieces after the boys went to bed, like an apprentice putting the final touches on an artist’s masterpiece. I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue for a good stick onto the plastic, since the bunny will have to be transported. I laid the bag down to glue and then left it facing upward overnight to dry. I also added a few whiskers and a smile with a metallic fabric paint bottle I had left over from Halloween.
I cannot do this; the stuffed animals in my house already collect dust bunnies of cat hair, so these would become some cat/bunny hybrid that was not meant to live.
There’s a classic-looking fabric rabbit here that would use up fabric scraps and look beautiful in a traditional basket. http://thelittlefabricshop.blogspot.com/2012/04/basket-of-bunnies.html
And here’s an easy Easter bunny made of yarn twirled around a Styrofoam egg. https://craftsncoffee.com/2012/04/06/hippity-hop-a-round-up-of-14-carrot-easter-bunny-crafts-easter-crafts-for-kids-too/ He would be a good way to get rid of those bits of leftover yarn from projects past.
One-of-a-kind, homemade Easter bunnies are more memorable!
And fair trade chocolate is the sweetest. https://fairtradeusa.org/products-partners/cocoa