Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Bunny "Carrots"

An Easter treat/basket stuffer without the sugar overload.

I was looking for ideas for things to put into basket that did not have sugar in them and was inspired by the following post. http://www.nofussfabulous.com/?p=4587

Items used:

  • 1 quart size Ziplock bag (original project used Wilton disposable icing decorator bags)
  • Orange crackers (original project used Goldfish crackers, I used Cheez-It Twisters)
  • Green crepe paper (original project used green rick rack) or green rubber band(s) if you want to make just the stem.
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine with thread
  • Tape or glue
My project makes 4 carrots from one bag. I have enough crackers left that I probably make another 4 carrots.
Sew down the center of the bag on the sewing machine, starting at the bottom and stopping just before you get to the ziplock seal.
Sew a diagonal on each side, but with enough space so you can still fit crackers into the small opening at the top, then stitch another about 1/8th inch away from the original stitches. This is what it will look like after you are done doing that.
Cutting in between the stitches to separate the bags from each other.
This is what the bags will look like once you separate them.
Fill each bag with the crackers at the ziplock seal, two of the bags will be filled from the "top" of the carrot, and two from the "bottom" of the carrot.
To make the carrot tops, cut crepe paper into approx 3 inch strips for the top of the carrot.
Attach the crepe paper topper to the "top" of the carrot, you could use tape or glue (I started out using double sided tape but it did not stick well to the crepe paper and resorted to using glue)
If the opening turns out to be to small at top to insert the crackers, as this one was, cut the top open, fill it from the top and secure with a large green rubber band to make it look like the stem of the carrot.

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