Easter’s around the corner- and I know you’re all starting to collect all kinds of sweet treats for the kids.  Here’s a fun Easter craft that you can use to put all of your candy and small gifts in and it takes a very short time to make.  These cute bunny treat bags can be a great alternative to making a full basket of goodies and is also a great giveaway at the end of an Easter party.  Let’s start crafting!

For this DIY, you’ll need:

Step 1:

First, draw the bunny ears at the top.  This is fairly simple and it doesn’t have to be perfect.  Just draw two slightly curved lines, down from the top corners of the bag and then a horizontal line in the middle to meet the two .

Step 2:

Draw your bunny face at the bottom.  Starting below the line that creases at the bottom of the bag, draw a bunny face.  I drew the face with a pencil first, and then traced it with a permanent marker.  Just in case I made a mistake, I could erase and draw it again.  There are so many different expressions you can draw- smiles, frowns, laughs, eyes open or closed, squinting- any face that you want!  This step is great for kids to get involved.  Be sure to draw the eyes, whiskers, a nose and mouth.

Step 3:

Cut along the lines created at the top to make the bunny ears.

Step 4:

Open the bag and unfold or flatten out the ears to give them their shape.

Step 5:

This is where I recommend inserting your sweet treats.  I also would suggest to put them in a smaller plastic bag or treat bag first, and then put them inside the brown bag to keep them secure.

Here’s the tricky part.  In order to get the ears to close together, pinch each ear separately first.  I found that this made the bag more malleable.  Then pinch both ears together as best as you can.  If the bag is a bit stiff, you’ll have to work with it a bit to get the ears to come together.  You don’t have to close them together tightly; but just enough so that they are touching.

Close it together with a twisty tie.  This is optional, but I found it very helpful to keep the ears together before putting the ribbon on.

Step 6:

Cut two ear inserts.  I didn’t use a template for this, because it’s very simple to do.  I just eyeballed it and drew two leaf-shapes on cardstock and cut them out.  Again, these don’t have to be perfectly shaped.  Tape or glue them to the insides of the bunny ears on the bag.  Taping them was much simpler and faster.

Step 7:

Tie a ribbon around the ears and remove the twisty tie if you choose.  And that’s it!

Give these treat bags to all the kids who come to your Easter party and they are sure to love it!

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Happy crafting!