Add a personalized touch to your Easter decorations this year with a fun craft for your entire family… homemade light bulb bunnies and chicks! Display these adorable characters around your house on your mantel or bookshelves, or as part of your dinner table centerpiece.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Light Bulbs
- Paint in Assorted Colors
- Foam Craft Sheets
- Chenille Stems
- Paint Brushes
- Metal Favor Pails
- Paper Shreds or Easter Grass
Easy Step-by-Step Directions:
- Once the light bulbs are dry, embellish your characters:
- Repeat step one a few times, allowing each layer of paint to dry between coats, until the light bulb is sufficiently covered in paint.
- Paint the entire surface of the light bulb with a layer of paint. We recommend white paint for bunnies and yellow paint for chicks.
- Chick: Glue yellow feathers to the top and sides of the yellow bulb. Use the foam craft sheets to cut out an orange diamond shape for the chick’s beak. Then glue the beak and googly eyes onto the face of the chick.
- Bunny: Use the foam craft sheets to cut out two white and two smaller pink teardrop shapes for the ears as shown. Glue them to the sides of the white bulb. Cut a small pink heart shape from the craft foam for the bunny’s nose, then glue the nose and googly eyes onto the face of the bunny. Use a Sharpie® permanent marker to draw on the bunny’s mouth, teeth, whiskers, and eyelashes. For the hat, cut a circle approximately 3″ in diameter from a piece of craft foam, then cut a smaller circle from the middle of that piece (this hole should be slightly smaller than the width of the egg). Slide the hole of the foam over top of half of a plastic Easter egg to create the hat’s brim. Twist a chenille stem around the hat to create a bow, then glue the hat on top.
- Place the paper shreds or Easter grass into metal favor pails. Add a touch of glue to the rounded end of the light bulbs and place your characters on top of the grass/pails.
- Use your characters to decorate your spaces for spring or add to gifts and Easter baskets. Use a marker to write an Easter greeting or guest’s name on the pails for Easter dinner.
Keeping your house lit up when guests come to town can get expensive, so if you’re looking to use even less energy, try Dollar Tree’s new halogen bulbs! They give off the equivalent brightness of a 100-Watt bulb and are also dimmable. Check out DollarTree.com and stock up!