Easter Egg-Hunt Baskets

I first saw Easter eggs in the shops shortly after new year. I basically ignored them because... ugh... just no. But now that the cherry blossoms are in bloom, the weather is warming up and Lile and Sábha's birthday is almost here - that means it's ok to start thinking about Easter.

These simple egg-hunt baskets are are perfect to make with or for some-bunny you love! They’d also make sweet table decorations at an Easter party.
 You will need:
An empty porridge-oat tube
Assorted coloured & patterned paper
Cardboard scraps
Pink Pom-Pom
Hole Punch

Cut your tube down to the size you require. (Tip for cutting a cardboard tube: Use an elastic band to mark the place you want to cut, making sure it is level. Mark the line with a pen, remove the elastic and cut carefully along the line with a craft knife.)

Cover the tube with coloured paper using a glue stick to secure it. Brown parcel paper looks rustic and natural, but you can choose whichever colour you like.
Cut out two bunny-ear shapes from the card. Add some ‘inner ear’ detail with coloured paper and glue them to the inside of the container.
Create your bunny’s face by cutting features from coloured paper and gluing them in position. Alternatively, you could use felt-tip pens to draw on the face. Add the pom-pom nose.
Punch a hole in each side of the tube and thread the ribbon through to make a handle for your basket.

You can use yellow paper, a scrap of orange felt for a beak and a couple of feathers to make an easter-chick basket too!
You’re ready for an egg-hunt!

Have you seen these other Easter Crafts?

Make this sweet and simple Easter Bonnet
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Make a non-candy Easter treat for the littles in your life:
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Sew a pretty Spring Flower Crown as an alternative Easter bonnet:
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You'll also find more bunny-themed ideas HERE.


A penny for your thoughts?