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Pull together your own special Easter Bucket with a favorite animal and candies to delight the little ones.
“Dum-Dum” pops or other lollipops
Decorative Easter grass
Curling ribbons of different colors
Bamboo skewers or lollipop sticks
Wired decorative Easter eggs
Step 1. Take an Easter bucket and fill it 5/6 full of Easter plastic grass.
Step 2. Cut the floral foam and put it on the top of the Easter decorative grass so it fits into the container firmly. Cut and insert filler pieces of foam as necessary. If the foam is loose in the bucket, you can secure it to the walls of the bucket with some floral sticky clay.
Or you can buy foam in the shape of a flat circle, cut it to the desired size and insert it into the bucket.
Step 3. Cover the foam with Easter grass securing it with floral pins as necessary.
Step 4. Set the toy Easter Bunny in the back of the bucket. If the bunny does not want to sit, you can attach a piece of a bamboo skewer to the back of the toy using a piece of clear packing tape or hot glue. The bunny is held in place with the piece of skewer inserted in the foam.
Or you can stabilize the toy bunny securing his legs to the foam using floral pins or hairpins.
Step 5. Make several candy flowers.
a) Prepare “Dum-Dum Pops” or other suckers and curling ribbons of different colors.
b) (Optional). Take a “Dum-Dum” pop and a piece of matching curling ribbon. Tie a small bow at the base of the pop (where the stick and the pop meet).
c) Using scissors curl the loose ends of the ribbon.
d) That is it. One candy flower is ready. Make several candy flowers of each color and flavor.
Step 6. Insert pops in light and dark green wrappers all around the edge of the bucket. Then insert the rest of the pops around the bunny.
Note: You can even put little bunny ears and a face on the pops.
Step 7. The next step is to add the chocolate bunnies to the arrangement.
a) Prepare chocolate bunnies, bamboo skewers or lollipop sticks, and clear packing tape or hot glue.
b) Attach the bamboo skewer/lollipop stick to the back of chocolate bunnies with packing tape/hot glue.
c) Insert these chocolate bunnies at the back of the bucket behind the toy bunny.
a) Take wired decorative Easter eggs and Easter narrow ribbon.
b) Tie an Easter bow around these Easter eggs and insert them in the foam so they will be in the bunny’s hands as though he is holding them.
This craft is reprinted courtesy of Incredible Edible Crafts where you will find complete illustrated instructions.