Most of my nieces and nephews are now past eighteen and we stopped giving the usual chocolate eggs a while ago. I still like to give a little token and have made various different things over the last couple of years. This year it’s bunny lollipops.
To make four of these, you will need a sheet of A4 card and two 1 3/4” squares of a contrasting colour for the holders, plus an assortment of scraps for the bunnies. A selection of circle punches and an oval one. A white pen, a pencil and a crop-a-dile.
Trim the sheet of A4 so that it measures 11” and then cut four 2” strips lengthwise.
Score at 4 1/2”, 5 1/2”, 7 1/2” and 8 1/2”. Shape the ends if you want to, or leave as they are. I’ve used a tag punch, but you could just round the corners or use whatever punches/dies you have on hand. Adapt it to suit whatever you’ve got.
Add the squares of cardstock. You may want to adjust the size of the one on the right to suit the shape of your strip ends. Alternatively you could use a colour for the base that contrasts with your bunnies, then you won’t need the squares. Flip the strip over, punch a hole and add glue to the right hand panel, as shown in the photo.
Fold the holder into shape as shown and adhere the top sections together.
Punch out these shapes. My circles are 1 3/8”, 3/4” and 3/8” but you can use whatever combination you have. There are many punch art bunnies to be found on Pinterest and I didn’t have the exact selection of punches for any of them. Most required two different sized ovals, but I got over that issue and made my own design.
Glue the pink ovals on top of the kraft ones leaving a gap at the top and side. Turn over and trim away the excess pink card. Glue the brown circles on top of the white ones so that a little white shows. Glue the larger white circles onto the head and add the nose. Finish assembling your bunny, then add highlights and whiskers.
Adhere the bunny to the front of the holder, pop in a lolly and you’re done. I made a couple of changes that aren’t shown in the photos. I find these projects tend to evolve as I go along. Firstly I embossed the squares with a Swiss Dots folder before gluing them on and I tied a bow around the lolly stick of the “down eared” bunny.
Happy Easter to you and yours. Have a lovely weekend.