Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Crafty Bunny Delivery: Jelly Bean Prayer

March 31, 2010

I am so thankful for the amazing ideas I have found from wonderful moms this Easter season. I love that I have been able to do (and will be doing) fun things with my girlie to celebrate the gift that we all have been given at Easter, a savior!

We have been working on a craft for an Easter party she was invited to this week. They will be putting together their own bunny basket first.

The construction paper basket instructions I found here, but I only used how to do the paper basket. I am giving them this piece put together already.

For my bunny parts, I was not exact here, I just made paper patterns for the circle head, feet, white ears and then the pink ears to lay on top of the white ears. For the eyelashes and the little black toe marks on the feet I used sticky felt with a sticker back. Again, I wasn't exact, just went the width of the felt to cut narrow pieces and then across cut in one shot to separate them from the rest of the felt sheet.

First the kids will take their circle for the face and glue on the google eyes, sticker on the eyelashes, glue on the nose (little pom poms from the craft store), and then draw their mouth.

Setting the face aside, they will then choose their ribbon handle and we'll staple that to the basket.

I have foam stickers of flowers, bugs, butterflies and such that they can then cover the staples with and add some extra decoration. My hubby had a cute idea that they could use a flower sticker on the bunny face like it was a flower in her hair!

Next they will glue the four feet on to the bottom of the basket. I already added the black toe marks for them to save some time.

We have a cotton ball for the tail on the back of the basket to glue on next.

The pink felt is also a self stick with a sticker back. They will stick the pink on top of the white to give it those cute bunny ears.

Then they will glue to ears to the front of the basket. And finally glue the face to the front overlapping the ears a bit.

They can pick a color of crinkle to add to their baskets. What will they put in their basket?

A bag of jelly beans with the Jelley Bean Prayer attached:

Red is for the blood He gave,

Green is for the grass He made,

Yellow is for the sun so bright,

Orange is for the edge of night.

Black is for the sins that were made.

White is for the grace He gave,

Purple is for the hour of sorrow,

Pink is for the new tomorrow.

A gift of jelly beans, colorful and sweet, is a prayer, a promise and a special treat.

I found the cutest candy bag labels for this to fit the 3 inch wide craft bags here!

I plan on putting together some bags with the jelly bean prayer for Sunday School too because I love this idea so much!

Remembering the meaning of Easter and sharing it with my girlie and others with something so simple works for me! This post is linked with We Are THAT Family for Works For Me Wednesday. Hop on over and check out the other great tips today!

I hope you have a blessed Easter!


  1. Those are so stinkin' cute! My girls would have a BLAST making them. I might see if I can pull them off this year. :)

    Love the poem, too.

    Have a wonderful day! Happy Easter!

  2. That is seriously cute. I love it!

  3. I love the Jellybean Prayer! I am anew follower and would love it if you could follow me back:)

    A Mom After God's Own Heart

  4. Hi Michele.. I’m Barb from Friday Follow..Following you back!
    I'm new to this but have found such wonderful people doing these parties & link ups. I wish the rest of the world could be as uplifting & supportive to each other as I have experienced here. Happy Easter!! Barb
    P.S. Love your blog & your profile..I agree so much with ya..Hope to have my own link party April 12th “My Creative Space Monday” @
    …..I’d love you to join up, too.


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