Easy Easter Craft for Kids from a Recycled Can

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Easter is such a happy holiday filled with sunshine and the promise of spring. It’s a holiday identified with adorable bunnies, chicks and lambs. I live for a good upcycled craft project. When I  found the perfect recycled plastic can to turn into a cute DIY Easter bunny, I was craft-static. This is an easy Easter craft for kids that is fun to make and can be perfect for holding Easter treats.

overhead view of Easter bunny can with candy spilling out.

I have a bit of an obsession with upcycling the plastic can that French fried onions come in (you know, the ones you use on green bean casserole during the holidays). I’ve used the French fried onion plastic containers to make a Repurposed Santa Treat Can and Snowman Treat Container.  But this year I decided to repurpose my new  container to make an Easter treat can. 

Easy Easter Craft for Kids 


white can with black and pink marker on white wood table.

White Plastic Can from French Fried Onion Rings

Black Permanent Marker

Pink Permanent Marker

White Paint Pen

White Paper – Either computer paper or card stock paper


Packing Tape or Glue

black marker in front of white can with bunny face drawn on it.

I used a pencil to lightly outline the bunny’s facial features and then filled them in with the permanent markers. You could cut the features out of craft vinyl or paper and then use decoupage the features to the can. But using the markers was so easy and quick, that I stuck with them. 

rabbit ears cut out of paper and colored with pink marker.

Cut two bunny ears from the white paper and color in the pink inner ear area. I simply cut the ears by eyeballing them.

DIY Easter bunny craft.

I used packing tape to attach the ears to the back of the can. The last step was to add dimension to the bunny’s eyes with the white paint pen

DIY Easter bunny craft with candy scattered around on white wood table.

This cute bunny is perfect for holding treats. The plastic is food safe, so you can safely fill it with homemade cookies or candy. 

close up of Easter bunny craft with candy scattered on white wood table.

This recycled can bunny is my new favorite easy Easter craft for kids. Making this sweet bunny treat container in 10 minutes is about as easy as it gets.  Have you caught my repurposing craft fever yet?

Easter care package including basket of plastic eggs, baked goods decorated like carrots, and more.

My friend, Corinne at Wondermom Wannabe is sharing an Easter Care Package for College Students. Her “baby” is away at his first year of college and she enjoys sending college care packages as much as I do. 

green bucket holding toys like blue stuffed elephant with tag Baby Easter Basket.

My friend, Andrea at Homemade for Elle, is sharing her Baby Easter Basket Ideas. It’s never too early to have fun celebrating with an Easter basket  

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  1. I love how cute this turns out and how easy it is to do! Now I have to go check out all of those other crafts you’ve shared. They’ll be fun items to include in our baskets when we “egg” our neighbors this year.

  2. I love upcycle projects, and this is so cute! What a good excuse to buy fried onions ^_^ I am excited to try this with my daughter this weekend 🙂

  3. These are such a lovely ideas! My kids were very happy for making their Easter baskets by themselves. This year we made all our decoration with recycled materials and it all looked great. the kids had a great fun. Thank you for sharing these lovely ideas, I’m definitely keeping them on mind for next year. Greets!

    1. Thanks, Katie. So happy to meet another recycling family (and I can see why from your website 🙂 ). I’ll be sharing more repurposing crafts soon.

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