This beautiful faux-chocolate bunny is a timeless Easter decoration you can enjoy year after year.
SourceThe Martha Stewart Show, March 2008
- Easter bunny chocolate molds
- Binder clips
- 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
Step 1 of 10
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.
Step 2 of 10
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.
Step 3 of 10
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.
Step 4 of 10
Pour putty slowly into mold.
Step 5 of 10
Use a bamboo skewer to ease putty into all nooks and crannies and eliminate bubbles.
Step 6 of 10
Allow to set for 2 to 3 hours.
Step 7 of 10
Remove binder clips and open molds to release bunny.
Step 8 of 10
Smooth seams using a file, sandpaper, or a Dremel tool with a sanding attachment. Fill in any bubble holes with more putty.
Step 9 of 10
Prime with white primer, allow to dry, and paint with brown paint. Apply a clear satin topcoat to the painted bunny for sheen.
Step 10 of 10
Paint eyes and other details, and add embellishments like ribbons and flowers, if desired.