Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter DumDum Lollipop Craft

Well hello everyone! I can't believe that I'm posting this before the Easter holiday rolls in! I usually have the tendency to post things after the fact rather than before. I have this easter craft a try and they turned out so cute I might have to say!
These took a little bit of time to make as I had to wait for the paint to dry, then you have your trusty glue gun in hand to put everything together!
These bunnies were for my son's Easter Class party this week, and these were an addition to a pre-made treat bag for them to take home. The kids can either keep it as is or they may end up just tearing everything out and enjoy the candy, which is totally cool.

Let's get to it, here is what you'll need:

(Adapted from SpanglerCandy.com)

• Assorted Dum Dum Pops in springtime colors
• 1" flat wooden hearts
• Wooden beads (Make sure the hole in the bead is big enough to accommodate a Dum Dum stick.) I used beads just slightly smaller than the Dum Dum Pop and I did have a hard time sticking the pipe cleaners into the hole, so make sure you follow the size it needs
• White acrylic pant
• Foam brush
• White pipe cleaners
• Small pink pom poms
• White pom poms (in two sizes)
• Self-adhesive googly eyes ( I did not find these at the Michael's craft store, I ended up hot gluing them, it's fine)
• Hot Glue

How to make them:

1. Paint the wooden hearts and balls with white acrylic paint. These will be the bunny feet and the bunny heads.

2. Once dry, take a spring colored Dum Dum Pop and glue the top of it to a wooden heart. Make sure the top of the heart is showing - these are the "bunny feet."

3. Thread a bead onto Dum Dum Pop - this is the "head."

4. Affix eyes to the head. It's easiest if you use stick-on eyes, but you can also glue them on if you prefer. Also glue on a pink pom pom for the nose and two smaller white pom poms for the teeth.

5. Then glue on two larger white pom poms to either side of the Dum Dum Pop to make bunny arms. (This part I was not able to add as let's just say, I forgot and I did not have time to run to the store!) - but by all means, I think adding the "paws" will complete the look :)

6. Finally, take two 3" lengths of white pipe cleaner. Make a loop with each. These are the ears. We were able to stick the ends inside hole of the bead and secure with a small dab of glue. Then Glue the other pompom's as the bunny Tail.

Well... look at that! And in just a few easy steps (or should we say hops?) you have adorable Easter bunny lollipop creations!

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