These colorful crepe paper carrots are not only a perfect decoration for your Easter table, they hold a secret! Each one is wrapped with treasures and treats for kids to unravel on Easter morning. Make a dozen for the Easter bunny to leave out, make them as party favors, or help kids make them for their friends. All you need is a handful of small treats and crepe paper streamers.
Materials You'll Need
You'll need about five to eight small treasures such as candy, friendship bracelets, bouncy balls, jewelry, stickers, and pencils, crepe paper streamers (in orange, red or yellow, and in green), scissors and a hot glue gun. If children are constructing carrots, replace hot glue with white glue or clear tape.
Start With A Pencil
Begin with a pencil. This will act as a foundation for your carrot. Wrap the tip in crepe paper and continue down the length of the carrot and back up.
Add Larger Treats at Top
Once you wrap back up to the top, add a larger treat such as a group of chocolate eggs or a bouncy ball and wrap with a few rounds of crepe paper to secure.
Continue Adding Treats
Continue down the pencil, adding treats as you go. Save the larger items for the top of the carrot and smaller things like stickers for the tip. When finished, trim crepe paper and glue the end down. Don't worry if the carrot has a rustic shape--a final layer will be added later to smooth out any imperfections.
Make the Tip
To make the tip, layer green crepe paper six or seven layers thick and about three inches long. Leaving one end intact, trim the paper into a leaf shape.
Twist End and Glue to Carrot
Twist the intact end and hot glue to the top of the carrot.
Add a Final Taut Wrap
Finish the carrot by tautly wrapping a final layer or two of crepe paper over the entire length of the carrot. Glue end down. An adult can do the final layer for younger children.
Unwrap to Reveal the Treasures!
Simply tear the crepe paper just below the glued end, and unravel slowly. Your little ones are going to enjoy finding all the hidden treasures as they unwrap their carrots to welcome Spring.