It’s almost Easter time. And, what does that mean?
It’s time for some white trash Easter fun!!!!!!! So, here we gooooo…..some Easter crafts, Easter basket ideas, and the best Easter outfits straight from the Trailerpark to you.
PART ONE: NIFTY EASTER CRAFTS!!!!!!
Let’s start out with a simple Easter craft. This cute little bunny always wows young and old alike around The Trailerpark and the best part is it uses an item that most of us already have in our bathroom closets….TAMPONS!
Tampon Easter Bunny
What’s fluffy and white and cottony soft? Tampons! And bunnies! That’s why this tampon Easter Bunny was such a natural. If he sticks around for your period, he’ll bring you some unfertilized eggs.
This fun and simple bunny craft is courtesy of Tampon Crafts. You’ll find the easy to follow directions there! There’s so much FUN STUFF at the Tampon Craft site. Who knew that you could do soooo much with a box of Tampons (or, in my case, a box of Dollar Store generic tampons).
The next craft idea is an EASTER BUNNY MASK….
*Note from TPB….OK, I admit it. I stole this idea from another site. And, frankly, this is a little scary. That’s my own comments in red.
Make this fun rabbit mask to wear on Easter morning.
The white bath sponge cheeks are plump and soft.
The plastic straw whiskers are visible from even at a distance.
That makes the rabbit mask even more sensitive than a real one. (WTH? Are they comparing this to a real bunny’s whiskers? If so, how do they know how sensitive real bunny whiskers are?)
All you need:
child safe scissors
glue and brush
black felt-tip pen
two bath sponges
six plastic straws
small pieces of black & white paper
Draw and cut out a rabbit’s face and ears from thin colored cards. Use your scale to measure 30cm(12 inches) wide and 60cm(24 inches) long cut out. (The only scale that I have is a bathroom scale and the thin colored cards weighed zero on them)
To make the rabbit’s cheeks, draw a large circle on both bath sponges and cut them out. Make the circles as large as possible. Then trim them to fit. (To fit what?)
Draw a mouth with the felt-tip pen. Cut out a nose from black paper. Then cut a pair of teeth from white paper. Glue them on to the mask. (I cut the first set of teeth too large and scared the hell out of myself).
Glue on the sponge cheeks using PVA glue. The sponge will absorb the glue. So apply lots. Allow plenty of time for the glue to get dried. (LOTS OF GLUE? That’s what it said so I did apply lots of glue. Spent the next 30 minutes cleaning that crap off of everything. “Lots of glue” is open to individual interpretation apparently).
Ask an adult to cut the pointy ends off the plastic straw. Dab a little PVA glue on to one end of each of those straws. Now insert three straws into each sponge discs. The whiskers are now ready. Well, if you think the whiskers are getting unnecessary long, you can trim those jut-out ends a little. (I guess 12 inches WAS a little long. )
Now make a small hole on either side of the mask. Thread a pipe-cleaner through each hole and twist the end to hold it in place. To wear the mask, hook the pipe-cleaners around your ears. (BE CAREFUL! Those wires in the pipe cleaners hurt like the dickens if you accidentally stick one in your eye!)
Hey you’re almost done. But if you want to make them a bit more realistic, use your imagination to paint the mask with black, white and red paints. (Tip from TPB….use your imagination only if you are not drunk, high, or have nightmares of killer rabbits).
Mix black and white paint on a palette to make a pale gray color. Use a medium paintbrush to paint the front of the mask. But do not paint the ears.
When face is done, mix more of black and paint the ears with it.
Caution: If you decide to color do it before applying the glue. (I think it might have been a good idea to put this caution a little further up in the directions. I spent an unnecessary 40 minutes cleaning home-made colored glue off my face!)