Have fun creating an earth-friendly Easter craft with your kids — recycle a water bottle into a cute jelly bean container that looks like a bunny! This cute craft was sent to us by Gimbal’s Gourmet Jelly Beans, and you can get all of the supplies at the dollar store. If you make this with younger kids, use white glue, tacky glue, or glue dots instead of hot glue.
- Jelly beans, $1 and up
- 6 oz clear, empty water bottle, on hand
- Pipe cleaners, on hand or $1
- Scrap paper, on hand
- 1 large pom pom and 2 small pom poms, on hand or $1
- Googly eyes, on hand or $1
- Permanent markers, on hand
- Cupcake wrappers, on hand or $1
- Hot glue gun, on hand
- Double-sided tape, on hand or $1
Total cost: $1 and up
How to Make a Recycled Bottle Bunny:
Step 1: Fill dry empty water bottle with jelly beans.
Step 2: Take cupcake wrappers and cut down the side. Cut the circle out from the bottom of the wrapper. Wrap around the top of the water bottle. Cut off excess wrapper and fasten back together with double sided tape or glue.
Step 3: Bend pipe cleaners into the shape of bunny ears. Lay the bent pipe cleaners on scrap paper and cut paper in the shape of the ears to create a backing. Glue pipe cleaners to the construction paper.
Step 4: Tuck large pom pom and pipe cleaner bunny ears into bottle opening at the top.
Step 5: Using hot glue gun (or glue dots or tacky glue), glue googly eyes and small pom pom nose to the front of the bottle and draw on mouth and whiskers. Glue small pom pom onto the back as a tail.
Step 6: Cut small “mittens” or arms from construction paper and glue onto sides of the water bottle.