Easter bunny
with an integrated basket

Juice boxes usually have a rather short lifespan, however, they do bring along one big advantage: The boxes are water-tight, which makes them suitable to grow Easter grass or to use them as a flower pot. With all‑purpose glue and our download templates, you can turn these boxes into a smart hiding place for Easter eggs or use them as a nice decoration.

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Easter bunny with an integrated basket

Juice boxes usually have a rather short lifespan, however, they do bring along one big advantage: The boxes are water-tight, which makes them suitable to grow Easter grass in them or they might serve as a flower pot. With all‑purpose glue and our download templates, you can turn these boxes into a whizzy hiding place for Easter eggs or use them as a nice decoration.

This is what you need:

  • Tetra-Pack® 1 or 1.5liter
  • A pair of scissors,
  • ruler,
  • black Wonderliner,
  • brown colored pencil,
  • brown and red PLAKA paint,
  • opaque white or white PLAKA paint,
  • paintbrush (very thin and regular),
  • brown, silver and black cardboard paper (stronger than regular colored paper),
  • a small amount of planting soil,
  • Easter grass seeds or flower in a 7 cm pot,
  • carbon paper and
  • a Pelifix glue stick.

 

 

It's as easy as this:


The Tetra-Pack® is cut open.

Unfold the corners of the Tetra-Pack® and fold it flat on the top end. Cut along the folding edge on the top side.


The rabbit's basket is marked on the front and on the side.

Mark on the front and on the sides at a height of 7cm where the rabbit's basket is meant to be brought on. Please note that the seal of the box should show frontwards. This way, you won't notice it later on.


The front and the sides are being removed.

Cut out both sidewalls and the front up to where the basket is marked, so that only the back wall stands.


The download template is transferred and the head of the rabbit is cut out.

Place the download template of the rabbit's head about 2cm over the basket onto the back wall of the Tetra‑Pack® and trace along the outlines. The face is only needed later on. Cut out the head of the rabbit. Keep in mind that in order to provide more stability to the ears, leave gluing flaps for both of the ears.


The box is painted with red and brown paint.

Paint the entire back wall of the box from the front and back with PLAKA paint in brown. Paint the basket on the front and on the sides with red PLAKA paint. When painting the basket, also paint it about 1cm along the edge from the inside, the remaining silver parts on the inside of the box will be covered with soil.


Transferring of the downloaded template and cutting out the single parts

Transfer the outlines of the download template for the ears, arms and feet onto the cardboard paper and cut them out.


The thinner the stripes, the more filigree the whiskers will seem.

Cut out long and very thin whiskers from a piece of black strong colored paper.


The face is transferred onto a piece of cardboard and the outlines are traced with a black Wonderliner.

Lay a piece of carbon paper between the painted piece of cardboard and the download template of the head about 2 cm above the basket. Trace along the lines of the face with a pencil. This way, it will be transferred to the piece of cardboard. Please be careful not to press too hard. Then trace along the thin lines with a black Wonderliner.


Eyes, teeth, ears, arms and feet are decorated with white paint.

Now paint the eyes and teeth of the rabbit with a thin paintbrush and white PLAKA paint or opaque paint. Set accents in white along the ears, arms and feet, as well. In order to prevent a too strong contrast between the white and black, you can draw fine lines with a brown colored pencil after the paint is dry.


The arms are positioned beneath the head and are also attached to the front of the basket.

Now use a Pelifix glue stick to glue the arms, ears and feet tight. The arms are glued about 2cm beneath the head on the backside and on the front of the basket. The Pelifix glue stick guarantees that the arms will stick to the painted cardboard.


The bow tie and the whiskers are attached with Pelifix glue stick.

Finally, the bow tie is attached on the front side of the basket and then whiskers are glued around the nose. Now the Easter bunny with its integrated basket is completed.

In order to grow Easter grass, fill the basket with soil up to 1 cm beneath the edge and slightly press the soil tight. Now spread out seeds on top of the soil and carefully water them.

      

About 2-3 weeks later, the Easter grass will grow and be a great hiding place for Easter eggs. For those who do not want to wait, you can also plant a nice flower into the basket.