This beautiful faux-chocolate bunny is a timeless Easter decoration you can enjoy year after year.
Tools and Materials
Easter bunny chocolate molds
Bamboo skewer or other long, slender stick
File, sandpaper, and/or Dremel tool with a sanding attachment
Durham's water putty
Drill with paint mixer attachment, or paint mixing stick
White primer paint
Brown paint (Martha used liquid acrylic -- a mix of burnt sienna, burnt umber, and white)
Clear satin topcoat
Paint in a variety of colors for details
Ribbon and flowers for embellishing
Faux Chocolate Bunnies How-To
1. Clip the two halves of the mold together with binder clips. Cut the bottom out of the mold, if necessary, to allow pouring of putty mixture.
2. Set the mold upside down in a bucket to keep it upright; clip the mold to the side of the bucket with clothespins to hold it steady.
3. Mix 3 parts Durham's water putty powder to 1 part water. Add putty slowly, in 3 stages. Mix until the putty is the consistency of pancake batter or a little thicker.
4. Pour putty slowly into mold.
5. Use a bamboo skewer to ease putty into all nooks and crannies and eliminate bubbles.
6. Allow to set for 2 to 3 hours.
7. Remove binder clips and open molds to release bunny.
8. Smooth seams using a file, sandpaper, or a Dremel tool with a sanding attachment. Fill in any bubble holes with more putty.
9. Prime with white primer, allow to dry, and paint with brown paint. Apply a clear satin topcoat to the painted bunny for sheen.
10. Paint eyes and other details, and add embellishments like ribbons and flowers, if desired.
Chocolate rabbit molds are available at Bittersweet House, JB Prince, and KHL Molds. Putty is available at most hardware stores. Special thanks to Bittersweet House for their help with this Easter craft.