Easter Bunny Candy Jar with La Doll Premix air dry clay

la doll premix air dry clay Easter bunny tutorial

Fill this darling jar up with all sorts of colorful candy to give away this Easter.

An Easter bunny sits proudly in a nest of grass with miniature Easter eggs

made with air dry clay. What a fun way to celebrate Easter by sculpting your

very own bunny!!

materials to make an easter bunny

Materials needed:
LaDoll Premix air dry clay
ACTÍVA Product’s Clay Roller kit
Small cup of water
Wooden skewer or needle tool
Wax paper
Glass jar with tight fitting lid
Toothpicks
Scissors
Glue. I used Aleenes Tacky Glue
Permanent colored markers
Ribbon
Garlic press
Disposable gloves
Green and pink acrylic paint. I used Folk Art
Q-tips
Clear acrylic spray. I used Mod Podge
Plastic bag

Instructions:
Place a piece of wax paper onto the clay roller kit. Begin by cutting a piece

of clay off of the block of La Doll clay about an inch thick. Place the unused

portion of clay in a plastic bag to keep it fresh. With gloves on, blend some

of the green acrylic paint into the clay by using the q-tip to apply. Knead the

clay to achieve even color and cut a small piece of this green clay off and set aside.

adding paint to air dry clay

Roll the rest of the colored clay into a ball and then using the rolling pin flatten

out to a uniform width. I used the 1/8” side rails on the roller kit. You could use

wooden rulers or paint sticks also.

la doll premix clay

Cut around the lid with a needle tool leaving a little over a ½” margin depending

on the width of your lid.

la doll premix air drying clay tutorial

Smooth the circle of clay over the jar lid. If using a mason jar lid, glue the two

pieces together. Moisten your finger and smooth out any cracks.

polymer air dry clay

Using the garlic press, press the piece of green clay that you set aside into

strands of clay. Moisten the strands slightly, and begin placing these onto the

lid top. This is going to be the bunny’s nest.

la doll clay through garlic press for strands

 

Easter bunny air dry clay project

Set this aside and begin sculpting the bunny. Using the white clay, make two

egg shapes with one of the shapes being 1 ½” tall and wide and the smaller

being ½’ tall and wide. Roll out two small beads and press into flat circles for

the bunny’s cheeks. Pinch a small triangle for the nose, a tiny coil for the lip

and two long tear shapes for the ears. To make arms, roll out two coils and to

make feet, roll out two small cylinders and two tear drops. Make sure to roll out

several very small ovals to look like miniature Easter eggs.

making an Easter bunny tutorial

Assemble the bunny’s face first. Moisten each piece so they will stick firmly

to each other.

 features of sculpture bunny rabbit with clay

 Take a toothpick and break it in half and push it into the body at the narrow end.

I used glue to make sure the head would stick to the body.

assemble Easter bunny

Moisten the arms and press onto each side of the rabbit. With a skewer mark

the paws. Now, make the feet by pressing the two short cylinders to the body of

the rabbit. Moisten the legs and put the feet on the rabbit. Use a sculpting tool or

skewer to form toes.

sculpt a cllay easter bunny

 

Let this dry completely and then paint the inside of the ears, tummy, nose

and bottom of the feet pale pink. Use the black marker to draw in whiskers

and eyes. When this is dry, glue the bunny onto the jar lid on the green grass.

With brightly colored permanent markers, draw on the small Easter eggs.

Glue these to the jar lid as shown. Let dry. Spray with clear acrylic paint to

seal the clay. Wrap two pieces of ribbon around the neck of the jar and tie

into a bow. Fill the jar with brightly colored jelly beans!! Hooray for you!!

You are ready for the Easter bunny!!!

finished Easter craft tutorial make a bunny

Artwork and photography by Karen Lowrey

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