Easter and candy go hand in hand, and this adorable lollipop bunny Easter kids' craft is a fun way to hand out treats. A simple lollipop is a perfect choice for creating this little bunny decoration and treat. This all in one project is ideal for popping into Easter baskets, or just handing out to kids at class parties or Sunday School!
Lollipop Bunny Easter Kids' Craft
When I was a little girl, my mom worked extra hard to make every holiday special. Sometimes, we didn't have a lot of extra money, so she had to get a bit more creative making presents or treats. This idea was inspired by some of the things she made through the years. She often would scrounge around the house for random items to figure out how to turn them into something fun for us.
Ping pong balls are one of those totally random things that can so easily be turned into anything you can add a face to with a marker. This bunny is just adorable, and kids will probably love taking it apart to enjoy their treat.
Alongside things like this craft, my mom also always made tons of homemade treats. This list of Easter treats and desserts has a lot of great ideas that your kids will love. You can also check out this list of Easter decorations you can make yourself to add some inexpensive and fun ideas to your home that are beautiful.
What Kind of Lollipop Works for This Craft?
I grabbed some Tootsie Pops, and know that Blow Pops are another good idea. The larger lollipops ae a better base as they are a bit heavier and won't topple over when attached to the ping pong ball.
That said, you could really use any rounded lollipop for this craft. Even little Dum Dums work, but may need a bit of a sturdier stabilization on the bottom for feet.
One idea for making Easter treats even more special is to take a basic cake and turn it into this Easter bunny cake. This is one idea that my Granny made every Easter for our grandkids. I loved adding the jelly beans to it to create the eyes and smile. You could also make an Easter egg out of string to stuff full of candy treats as a really unique and pretty treat that is also a decoration.
How do I Put a Hole in The Ping Pong Ball?
While I used a drill with a small bit to make a hole in mine, you don't have to use a drill. A small nail and a hammer can do the job just as easily. You may even want to use a thicker needle that has been heated so it melts the plastic enough to push through easily. I've even seen projects like this done simply by taking a craft knife and making an "x" shape then pushing the lollipop stick through the hole it creates.
If you want some more great ideas, check out this list of mason jar Easter decorations. They fit easily into the farmhouse decor style I love. Rustic decorations are great, and this simple bunny shaped wreath is a favorite. Another idea that fits that style is this carrot wall art made from buttons. Such great ideas to add charm to your home for Easter.
- Ping pong ball
- White craft paper
- Pink craft paper
- Black marker
- Craft glue
- Drill with bit
How to Make a Lollipop Bunny
First, create a hole in the ping pong ball with a drill or nail and hammer.
Now, you will slide the lollipop into the hole you just created in the ping pong ball.
Use the black marker to draw a face with smile and eyes onto the ball.
Next, you will trace and cut out a foot shape on the white paper
Glue the foot to the bottom of the lollipop to create feet.
Next, trace and cut out 2 ears on white paper and then 2 slightly smaller ears on pink paper.
Attach the ears together so you have two sets of white and pink ears.
Glue the ears in place.
You can now add this to tables as a place setting, or gift to your kids in their Easter basket.
While you don't have to have a drill to create the hole in the ping pong ball for this lollipop bunny, I have found this precision hand drill to be a wonderful crafters tool. For under $10, it comes with many bit sizes and is ideal for projects like this one.
- Begin by creating a hole in the ping ping ball using a drill or nail and hammer;
- Now you will push the end of a lollipop through the hole and into the ball creating the body of the bunny;
- Next, you will use your marker to draw a face on the ping pong ball;
- On a piece of white craft paper, you will trace and cut out a set of bunny feet;
- Glue the feet in place on the bottom of the lollipop;
- Now, you will cut two ears out of the white paper, and then two slightly smaller ears out of the pink paper;
- Glue the pieces together making two ears with the pink on top of the white;
- Attach the ears to the top of the bunny;
- Display or add to place settings or in an Easter basket.
Feel free to use various colors of ping pong balls to make an even more unique decoration and treat!
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