Get the kids involved in Easter preparations by helping them make a Milk Jug Easter Bunny Basket. You can make one for each child or person in the family or just make one or two to use as Easter decorations.
These make fun centerpieces and because you’re upcycling a milk jug and can find the rest of the supplies at your local dollar store, this is a really economical craft idea too. It’s perfect for making with large groups like in classrooms, scouting groups, and more.
Pro Tip: Just remember that if you plan to make a lot of these, you will need an adult’s help to do the cutting of the milk jug. This is not a safe task for children.
Milk Jug Easter Bunny Basket
This is such a simple craft to make. Remember that you can vary the colors as you’d like and you can even encourage the kids to come up with some unique designs for their bunnies. Will they wear glasses? A hat or a bow? What about adding a silly tongue sticking out of their mouths?
- empty milk jug (cleaned and dry)
- X-acto knife
- Black permanent marker
- Pink pom pom
- Two large googly eyes
- Pink and white construction paper
- Pink shredded paper
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Optional: egg fillers, candy, small toys, etc.
Safety Note: An adult needs to do the cutting with the X-acto knife.
Draw a black line around the milk jug where you’d like to have the opening for the basket.
Using the X-acto knife cut around the black line and discard the plastic that you do not need.
Glue the googly eyes on the front of the milk carton. Then, glue the pompom nose under the eyes. Set aside to dry.
Draw bunny whiskers and a mouth using the black permanent marker.
Fold each sheet of construction paper in half. Draw a larger white ear and a smaller pink ear. Cut out. You’ll have two sets for each color.
Glue the pink portion of the ear in the center of the white portion and allow it to dry. Assemble the ears with glue on the back portion of the milk carton.
Fill the milk jug basket with shredded paper and other items like Easter eggs, and more!