How to Make a Kids Easter Crate
Go all out this Easter with this kids Easter crate that’s designed to hold all of their chocolate eggs from the Easter bunny! Use their favourite colour and personalise with their name, then leave for them to find full of yummy treats…
1. Create a rabbit stencil for the base of the crate, either by free-hand drawing your own bunny, or alternatively, if you have one, you could use your Cricut Explore Air and the Design Space software. If you want to re-create this design you’ll need to select the below design from Cricut Design Space, simply type ‘rabbit’ into the search bar.
2. Copy and paste the rabbit four times, and then position and rotate to make it look like the rabbit is hopping along. Once happy with the layout, cut the design from thick kraft card.
3. Apply double-sided tape to the back of the template and adhere to the base panel of the crate. Stencil the design using white craft paint. Remove and reposition the stencil so that the design continues across the entire length of the crate. Leave to dry.
4. Repeat step one and three to create and apply the main greeting on the top panel of the crate. For my design I’ve used a mixture of pre-bought stencils and those that I’ve cut out using my Cricut Explore Air – you could also create a stencil using dies and a die-cutting machine. Leave to dry.
Use a fine paintbrush and white craft paint to go over the designs to ensure they stand out.