What To Do Wednesday: Milk Jug Easter Basket

by Kristin on March 16, 2011

I actually have to shout out to one of the teachers at our school for this project. I saw this on Monday while doing my AR Reading Prize cart. So THANK YOU Mrs. Strughold!!

Start with a few basic items:  A Clean Empty Gallon Sized Milk jug, colored cardstock, adhesive dots, and goodies to fill your jug once you are done!

Milk Jug Easter Basket
Milk Jug Easter Basket

Then draw a large oval circle opposite the side of the handle.

Milk Jug Easter Basket
Milk Jug Easter Basket

Then I took scissors and cut that hole out.

Milk Jug Easter Basket
Milk Jug Easter Basket

Since I didn’t have a template to work with, I simply started measuring and cutting. I did use one 12×12 blue card stock for the face section, cut to 8 ” on one side. From there I just cut until I was happy with shape and size. After the face I cut the ears with the other blue piece of card stock and some scrap white card stock.

Milk Jug Easter Basket
Milk Jug Easter Basket

I started to attach some of my top pieces with some adhesive dots, which, as often happens, I re-positioned a thousand times before I was happy with it!

Milk Jug Easter Basket
Milk Jug Easter Basket

Next I played with the eye balls, again cutting them to a size I was happy with. Mrs. Strughold had actually used twisted pipe cleaners on her bunny, but since I do not have any, I decided to use black card stock cut into strips as whiskers.

Bunny Eyes
Bunny Eyes
whiskers... times two of course!

whiskers... times two of course!

Once I had everything cut to the size and proportions I wanted, I continued to add the shapes onto my milk jug with more adhesive glue dots.
Milk Jug Easter Basket
Milk Jug Easter Basket
Since I wanted to hide the cap a bit, I stuffed some Easter Grass on top to make my bunny look fuzzy.
Then I put some grass on the inside of the basket along with some yummy treats!
Fun and EASY! Not to mention super cutie… but I will…. SUPER CUTIE RIGHT!?
Plus, since the handle is still on your milk jug… he is super easy to carry around the house!
Milk Jug Easter Basket

Milk Jug Easter Basket

HAPPY EASTER!!
This blog posting is linked to the WONDERFUL Kristen over at We Are THAT Family’s Works for me Wednesday!

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Yolanda Crisostomo February 26, 2013 at 12:30 am

This is a craft my youngest daughter did when she was in kindergarten and when she brought it home I just thought it was sooooo cute! so I’m glad I found it because I’d like to share it with the members of our group on CafeMom – Holiday and Party Crafts – with a link back here for the tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing! ~ Yolanda ~

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