Easter is just around the corner and one of our favorite ways to get ready for any holiday is to make crafts and homemade decorations. I thought it would be fun to make carrot shaped snack containers. They are perfect for parties, family movie nights or any time really!
They are easy and fun to make with the kids. First, you’ll want to gather the materials needed:
- Popsicle sticks
- Non-toxic orange paint w/ paintbrush OR orange marker
- Green Easter grass
- Piece of cardboard or heavy card stock
- Non-toxic glue
- A snack to put in the container (like Goldfish crackers!)
Cut a third of the popsicle sticks in half. (I broke them in half since I couldn’t find the adult scissors but that left sharp edges which you don’t want since kids will be holding this.)
Paint or color two of the long popsicle sticks and one of the half pieces orange and set aside to dry.
Glue 2 popsicle sticks on the cardboard in the shape of a “V” and put 1 half of a popsicle stick across the top to make it a triangle. Continue layering popsicle sticks by gluing them on top of each other until you have a deep enough container to hold your snacks. Glue the orange popsicle sticks on the top as your last layer. Then glue some of the Easter grass on the cardboard near the top of the triangle to make the carrot leaves.
Let the glue dry for a couple hours and then trim the excess cardboard from around the carrot shape.
Once the containers are ready, fill them with a snack. We chose to add our favorite snack, Goldfish crackers, to our carrot container.
Does your family make anything special for holidays or seasons? Get additional inspiration and ideas from Goldfish crackers on Pinterest!