Egg Carton Chick and Bunny Candy Holders for Easter
Spring has sprung! (Which in Minnesota means that it’s above freezing, but we’ll take what we can get.) You know what spring means? Easter! I love Easter, mostly because it’s paramount to my faith, but also because it’s a good excuse to eat candy. I was browsing Pinterest the other day and found these adorable candy holders: bunnies and chicks made out of egg cartons. I love that they’re a cute (mini) twist on Easter baskets and they’re made with items you probably already have. So whip some of these up with your kids (or make them for your kids) and use them to hold whatever your sweet tooth most desires.
Materials for Easter Candy Holders
- Egg cartons (each critter will need two sections)
- Paint and brush
- Markers (I used Sharpies)
- Hot glue or tacky glue (I used hot glue, but if you’re doing this craft with younger children, tacky glue will work)
How to Make Easter Candy Holders (Bunnies and Chicks)
Each animal will need two sections of egg carton. Cut the sections apart and trim the top down so it is level. Make sure the two pieces fit together with one turned upside down on top of the other.
Paint the cartons with your chosen color. I used a combination of Plaid acrylic paint and Michael’s Craftsmart acrylic paint. Let the first coat dry and add additional coats as needed.
Using masking tape, tape the two egg cartons together, one on top of the other. (Note: The tape shouldn’t show once you put the candy in, but if you want the tape to blend in, you can tape the cartons together first, then paint over the tape.)
Draw eyes, noses, and any other details you’d like to add with a permanent marker.
Cut out other details from cardstock. For a bunny, cut two ears for each bunny. For a chick, you’ll need two wings, two beak pieces, and two feet. Leave a small space on each piece for a folded flap where the glue will go.
Use hot glue or tacky glue to adhere the pieces to the bodies of the animals. Glue on the flaps and tuck the flaps inside the carton (except for the bunny ears…those will be on the outside).
Fill the cartons with your favorite Easter candy and enjoy!