Here comes Peter Cottontail,Happy Easter (I mean Halloween) everyone!
While I did buy the actual Peep costume that my son is wearing (I'm no seamstress!), the rest of this Peep in an Easter Basket Costume was made by me.
We took my son's wagon and started out with a "box" frame. I purchased 4 different colors of ribbon and "wove the basket" to make it look like a jumbo Easter Basket. For the handle, we took a hoola hoop and cut it in half, then I wrapped it in pipe insulation and also wrapped matching ribbon around it. I found inflatable footballs at a local store and primed them, then painted them to make them look like giant Easter eggs.
The "grass" is actually a roll of green cellophane that I "shredded", again, all in large size to try and keep to scale with my giant Peep!
For the jelly beans, we used plastic Easter eggs (again, trying to stay "to scale"). I gathered various Easter items that we had around the house and attached all items to the wagon with hot glue.
I visited a local candy shop in our village and was able to get some old leftover Easter candy from last year to add to our "basket"
My daughter wanted to do something different this year so I came up with the idea to do an Easter Basket. It then led to her being in the basket and if she is in the basket she might as well be the Easter Bunny!
So to make this Homemade Easter Bunny Basket Costume we cut a hole in a laundry basket that would allow her to pull it up to her waste and stay there without having to support it. We then added a foam pipe insulator and painted everything a Springy green. We wove pastel color ribbons through the holes in the basket and backed everything with green felt. We then built a lightweight shelf of foam core board wrapped in felt to hold all of the Easter candies.
We carved some bunny “Peeps” from BalsaFoam. We then tin-foiled a bunny stuffed animal, added balloon jelly beans and some fabric eggs and green tinsel grass. We also stuffed tube socks and sewed in some toes and attached them to her skirt. Hilarious foot movement as she walked. Just added the bunny ears, bowtie and a little make-up nose and buck teeth. It was the hit of the neighborhood.
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