And I'm pretty sure the Easter Bunny is totally unprepared. I almost had my kids convinced today that the Easter Bunny wouldn't be coming because I'm allergic to rabbits, but then I was instructed to take my "sneezing pill" (Zyrtec) by my 3 yr old.
I originally had this idea to post today, but when I realized Easter was coming I found some ribbon and some Easter grass...and I turned it into an Easter project. I think this project is unique and chic....it's a bowl make from an old record.
Don't you love it? And it's SUPER easy.
All you need is:
an old vinyl record
an empty aluminum can
hot pad (mitts are easiest)
For Easter Basket: 1 yard of 2 inch wired ribbon and easter grass.
I bought my records at an antique store and they were $1 each. I'm sure you can find some at the thrift stores for even cheaper.
Set your oven to 200 degrees. And place your record on top of the can on top of the cookie sheet. And place in the oven for 4-5 minutes.
In the picture I have placed a small oven safe bowl on top of the can and the record on top, but subsequently I have done it with just the record on the can and it works just as well and is easier.
You will notice that at about 4 minutes the record will start to droop and melt. Wait till the record has melted so the sides are completely droopy.
Take your pan out of the oven and with a hot pad or oven mitts, take the bowl off the can and shape it to your liking. It cools quickly, so work fast. However, if you mess up, just put it back in the oven for a few more minutes.
Or if you don't want to free form it yourself, you can put it in a wide bowl to guide you.
Now you can fill it with fruit, or candy or jewelry (like my daughter did).
Or you can turn it into an easter basket by taking 2 inch ribbon with wire inside and with ends together poke it through the hole in the middle of the record at the bottom of the bowl and knot it.
The ribbon then wraps around the bowl and becomes the handle. Fill it with grass and candy and presents.
It took me longer to look for our plastic eggs to put in the bowl than it did to make the Easter Basket. I never did find those eggs. What you see in there is a raw egg and some random things I found around the house. I wasn't kidding when I said I wasn't prepared for Easter...I mean...I still have Halloween candy in my house. Nothing says Easter like a gummy eyeball.