I was watching a tutorial on YouTube a few weeks ago by Courtney from the channel Creative on the Cheap. She used foam bunnies and painted them to look like chocolate bunnies. I have never seen this done before so I thought I would give it a try. The bunnies look good enough to eat!
I do not advise that you go out and buy any of these products during COVID-19. Please stay safe and healthy. I had all of this stuff on hand. I used the bunny and large egg picks from the Dollar Tree. Along with 2 plaques from the Dollar Tree and one from Target.
You will also need a craft knife, hot glue and hot glue gun, paint brushes, sand paper, Mod Podge and scrapbook paper. To make the bunnies look brown, I used brown Truffle Chalk Paint and for the plaques you will need White Chalk Paint by Waverly. As for the words on my plaques, I used rubber stamps and a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. Please feel free to use stickers or write your on words on them.
Lets Get Started
I started by deciding how many bunnies and eggs I needed. Keep in mind you are cutting them in half so you will get 2 bunnies or eggs out of 1. I pulled the picks out of two bunnies and one egg. The bunnies have eyes and a fluffy tail so I pulled those off too.
Now it is time to cut the bunnies and egg in half. There is a seam where there are two parts to each figure from where it was glued together. Cut on that seam very carefully. You can always sand down the backs of the figure later if they do not cut even.
Here is where you get to make these bunnies and eggs look like chocolate. I used a paint brush and the Waverly Truffle Chalk paint to paint them all. It took 3 thick coats to cover all that glitter. By the way, I hate glitter so any reason for me to cover it up is a good reason!
It is time to get our plaques ready to go. First you have to remove the embellishments that are on the plaques. I use a scraper to do that. If the paper on the plaques tears then use a bit of sand paper to smooth it out. These signs had some pretty bright and bold prints on them so I painted them with Waverly White Chalk paint. Just one coat will do the trick and hide that color.
Once the paint was dry, I picked out a few pieces of scrapbook paper from the mounds and mounds of paper that I have. My husband calls it my special paper. He thinks he is funny.
I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge over the plaques and set the paper on top of them. You do not need to cut the paper to the size of you plaques. We will worry about that later. Make sure to push all the bubbles out if you get any under the paper. LET THIS DRY! Once it is dry, take sand paper along the edges of the plaques in a downward motion and it will sand the paper off. This will leave you with a very clean edge. You can put a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the paper but I did not.
I put hot glue on the back of the bunnies and egg and placed them on the plaques were I wanted them. For the words I used a old rubber stamp set that I have had for a while. I stamped the sayings on white paper with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Then I cute the paper down into strips and glued them to the plaques. On the small bunny on the top right, I stamped everything on the plaque itself. In place of the stamps you can print sayings from the computer, or use stickers. Either will work.
And that’s it! You have bunnies and eggs that look good enough to eat. I was amazed at how real these chocolate like figures turned out. The texture from the glitter gives the figures some depth. It adds to the realness of them. This was one of my favorite Easter crafts to do.
Thank you for joining me. If you are looking for more fun Easter DIYs please look back at my last few blog posts. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram under Yellow Butterfly Craft Designs. As always please stay safe and healthy.
Bunny and Egg Picks- Dollar Tree
Plaques- Dollar Tree and Target
Pinblade Craft Knife- Amazon
Waverly White Chalk Paint- Walmart
Waverly Truffle Chalk Paint- Walmart
Paint Brushes- Craft Stores, Walmart
Surebonder Hot Glue and Glue Gun- Hobby Lobby, Amazon
Scraper- Dollar Tree
Sandpaper or Sanding Block- Dollar Tree
Mod Podge- Dollar Tree, Craft Stores, Walmart
Stamps- Not sure. There is no company name on them
Versafine Onyx Black Ink- Michael’s Craft Store, Hobby Lobby