I always try to come up with creative gifts for my kiddos teachers for the holidays. This year for Easter, I was shopping at the $.99 Only Store and found these bunny ears, so I picked up several to make a gift with them. When it came time to make something with them, I went to Walmart and decided to make Easter Bunny Candles. Their candles are only $5.00 and I was able to get all the other supplies I needed there too. These were very easy to make and my kiddos had a blast helping me. The best part is when the candle is gone, they can use the jar as a candy dish, so it’s a gift that keeps on giving! I hope you have fun making these if you decide to give it a try.
Supplies: This supply list is for 1 bunny.
- (1) Bunny Ears Headband (I got mine at the $.99 Only Store, but I have also seen them at Target and Michaels)
- (1) White Candle (I got mine at Walmart for $5.00)
- (2) Medium Black Buttons (for the eyes)
- (1) Small Pearl Button (for the nose)
- (1) 1″ Thick Ribbon (12 in. long)
- (2) Colored Pipe Cleaners (for the whiskers)
- (2) Large Cotton Balls
- Glue Gun
- Cut the bunny ears off the headband and hot glue it to the top of the lid of the candle.
- Hot glue the eyes and nose.
- Cut each pipe cleaner into 1/3 pieces so that you have 6 pieces total. Twist the ends of three together and spread them apart to look like whiskers then hot glue them where the cheeks of the bunny would be.
- Hot glue one large cotton ball on the top of each whisker set.
- Tie a bow with your ribbon and hot glue that towards the bottom of the jar.
That’s it! These cost me about $7.50 each to make, which in my opinion is an inexpensive gift. The best part is, they are unique gifts and my kids and I made a new memory together making them and for me, that is what is MOST important. My kids were very proud to take them to their teachers!