When a solid chocolate bunny just isn't enough, create a candy-laden caboose fashioned from a berry basket, wooden wheels, dowels, and a drinking straw. In twos or threes, these bunnies also work as Easter-table centerpieces.
- Three 1/4-inch-by-12-inch dowels
- Berry basket
- 2 wooden wheels
- Hot-glue gun
- Craft paint
- Craft knife
- Double-sided tape
- 1-inch strips of gold crepe paper
Cut 1 piece of dowel 4 1/2 inches for axle. Cut 2 pieces 8 inches for harness.
Stick shorter piece (axle) into hole of 1 wheel; glue if needed. Paint wheel and axle, leaving 1/2 inch exposed at free end. Paint longer dowels (harness), wheel, and exterior of basket.
Snip straw 2 inches to slightly shorter than width of basket. Glue to underside of basket. Slide axle through straw (slit straw lengthwise if axle won’t fit), and cap with free wheel. Slide other dowels into basket, and secure with hot glue. (If larger opening is needed, cut with craft knife.)
Cut crepe paper along the grain to fit top edges of basket. Fold in half lengthwise, and tape to basket. Measure, cut, fold, and glue a piece for harness.