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Bunny Milk Jug Basket

This great basket can be used as an Easter Egg hunt basket, as a centerpiece, or displayed on a table or shelf. Kids will love this craft too!

Items Needed

Dudley's Glitter Tie Dye Easter Egg Decorating Kit
Eggs
Plastic Milk Jug
Scissors
Black Felt, Craft Foam or Paper
Pink Craft Foam
White Craft Foam
Large Googly Eyes
Pink Pom Pom
White Pom Pom or Cotton Ball
White Chenille Sticks
Glue Gun and Glue or Tacky Craft Glue
Offray Ribbon
White Acrylic Paint
Paintbrush
Iridescent Glitter
Freezer Paper, Newspaper or Waxed Paper

Preparation

1. Protect your work surface by laying down freezer paper, waxed paper or newspaper.
2. Turn your eggs into keepsake eggs by removing the yolk. This can be done following the process outlined here.

Instructions

1. Place your first egg in one of the plastic coloring pouches.
2. Knead the Dazzlin' Color packets thoroughly. Cut off the corner of the Dazzlin' Color packets and carefully pour just a few drops of one of the Dazzlin' Colors into the coloring pouch that holds your first egg.

3. Choose a second color and carefully pour just a few drops of the second Dazzlin' Colors into the same coloring pouch.
4. Gently rub the outside of the coloring pouch until the egg is completely colored.

5. Slide the egg out of the pouch and place onto the drying tray. Sprinkle the glitter onto the egg while it is still wet. Now you have created a beautiful Easter Egg!
6. Place another egg inside the coloring pouch and repeat the process.
7. Keep repeating this process, using up the dye and adding more dye as needed – or start a new bag with a different color combination – until all eggs have been colored.
8. Clean and dry an empty plastic milk jug.
9. Cut off the top of the jug using scissors so the opening of the jug.
10. Paint the outside of the jug with the paint. While the paint is still wet, shake the glitter onto the painted areas. Let it dry.
11. Cut out the white parts of the ears and the pink parts of the ears using the craft foam and scissors. Glue the pink part to the white part. Glue the bottom of the ears to the inside of the milk jug.
12. Cut mouth out of black foam, felt or paper.
13. Trim the chenille sticks and twist them together and glue them to the nose.

14. Glue the eyes, nose and mouth onto the milk jug.

15. Glue the tail on the back of the milk jug.
16. Tie a ribbon around the base of the handle.

17. Enjoy your festive new Easter Basket!

Dudley's Helpful Hints

• Consider using Walmart's Decorating Easter Eggs for sturdier eggs that can be used for multiple Easter egg hunts and activities.
• A little bit of color goes a long way. It is better to use a small amount at first and add more later if needed.
• Try using two of the primary colors on the eggs in different combinations.
• Try to put pour the dye drops into separate parts of the bag so you get both colors onto the egg.
• Avoid mixing all of the dyes together, unless you want very brown eggs.
• You can also just use one color and leave some white area.
• Do not paint the handle in order to keep the glitter off of the handle.
• This bunny jug could also be made in different colors, such as pink, purple, blue, teal or yellow, etc. Just use a different paint color and a different foam color.

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