Easter Bunny Butt-Up Candy Cups

We were on a roll crafting and baking this past Easter and we were able to make and put our own spin on 5 different ideas we found on Pinterest. (If you didn’t see my previous two posts on how to make an Easter Egg Bouquet or Mustache Easter Eggs, which we found on Pinterest, check them out.)

So, for our third piece of craftiness, we decided to make Easter Bunny Butt-Up Candy Cups to give to the little nieces and nephews at Easter. These would be so cute to set as placeholders on the Easter dinner table or as favors at an Easter party.

My inspiration came from this idea from the Delightfully Noted blog. She explains how she made them on her site and her photography is so much better than mine, so definitely check it out. I deviated just a little from her instructions and I couldn’t find the cups she used at Target, so I improvised.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Small paper or plastic cups (Easter themed or pastel colors)
  • Styrofoam balls
  • White foam sheet (one sheet will get you 24 bunny feet)
  • Pink foam sheet or Pink sharpie marker
  • Glue gun or craft glue
  • White pom poms
  • Candy – jelly beans, Robin’s Eggs, M&Ms
  • Green Easter grass

Important Tip: Buy your cups first! Styrofoam balls come in so many sizes so I found it incredibly helpful to find the cups first and then take one with me to the craft store to see which size ball fit the best. You don’t want it too big so it looks like a muffin top and you don’t want it too small that it falls in the cup.

To start I took a plain piece of white paper and drew an oval that I thought would be the right size for the feet. They need to be about 3/4 of the size of the ball so they can hang over and flop. Once you have the right size on the paper use that as your pattern to cut feet out of the white foam sheet.

Now for Delightfully Noted’s version, she cut the little pads for the feet out of a pink foam sheet. My daughter and I decided to cut the work time in half by just drawing the pads onto the feet with a pink sharpie marker. (I’m all about cutting crafting corners.)

You are ready for the glue. We used a glue gun because it sticks better and dries faster but you could use regular glue, no prob! Glue the feet on facing down. (I glued them facing up first and my daughter thought I was a nub. Don’t do the same thing and look lame in front of your child.) Then glue the white pom pom on the top center of the butt.

Now you are ready to fill your cup with candy, put some Easter grass on top of that and center your bunny butt on top. Viola! Easy-peasy. Took us 20 minutes.

So what do you think? Here’s the version from Delightfully Noted and then ours. I like her cups better and we should have made the pink feet pads a little bigger but overall, still pretty cute.

Did you make anything you saw on Pinterest this Easter? I’d love to hear about it so please leave me a comment below.

For more Holiday fun ideas, check out the Easter craft and recipe section of my blog or my Easter Ideas board on Pinterest. Feel free to pin this idea to your craft and Holiday boards.

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A Very Pinteresting Easter

I know Easter is over but my family and I had so much fun baking and crafting this Easter. I decided we should tackle some of the cute ideas I had pinned to my Easter Board on Pinterest because you know, if you are pinning but not doing, then you are just digitally hoarding. So, we tackled not one, not two, but five Pinterest ideas. The funny thing was I wasn’t the only one in the family having a Pinteresting Easter. When the family got together for Easter dinner we were all laughing because almost every one of us had brought a new recipe they found on Pinterest.

Over the next five posts, I’ll show you the original pin and then the version that we made. I think our creations came out pretty good but my photography skills leave A LOT to be desired so you’ll just have to come over the next time we’re crafting and admire our work in person.

First up, we made a DIY Easter Egg Bouquet to give as a gift to Grandma. The idea came from a pin I saw from the Ms-notsoperfect.com blog. She made a super cute “floral bouquet” using plastic Easter eggs. It looked easy to make and it definitely was. My daughter and I finished it up in 30 minutes. Click over to her site to see the directions.

I made one modification and added a green styrofoam floral cone to the inside of the vase to stick the skewers in. That way they were secure and not bouncing around when you carried the vase. I got all of the supplies at my local craft store but I could only find the wooden skewers at Target or the grocery store.

So, below you can see her version first and then our version. We did pretty good, right?

Next up will be Mustachioed Easter Eggs.

Did you do any craft projects with your kids this Easter? What did you make?

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One Last Peeps Easter Cake Idea

I know Easter is over. And I hope you had a fabulous Holiday with your family. My kids and I have one last Easter treat idea to share. You can change the theme, easily. Check out this Easter Kit Kat Cake that I made with my daughter, having fun in the kitchen together.

We were inspired by this post for a Kit Kat Cake from Made in Melissa’s Kitchen.

The cake looked great but we wanted to give ours an Easter flair. Here’s our version, using Peeps:

You need:

Chocolate Cake Mix
Chocolate Frosting
6 Kit Kat bars (4 pieces each)
Bag of Shredded Coconut
Green food coloring
Peeps, robins egg, or jelly bean Easter candy

First we baked a Chocolate Cake using 2 round cake pans. We used our knife to even off the top of one cake so that the top layer would sit a little nicer on the bottom layer. We generously frosted the bottom layer of the cake, then added the top layer and frosted it. We finished up by frosting the sides.

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