Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hop To It: A Bunny Powder Print How-To!


While attending Blissdom, I had the opportunity to hang out with the awesome folks at the Hershey's sponsor booth. Not only did we bond over our vast love of all things chocolate and confection but I was also able to hang out with this guy: 


And snag a few delicious Reese's Easter eggs to boot. Wouldn't you agree that the Reese's Eggs taste the best? I believe they're followed very closely by the Reese's Valentine's Hearts. The Reese's Christmas Trees taking third place for sure. 

Anyways, I digress. Spending some time with that fella up there really brought back some Easter memories of my own childhood and I couldn't help but share one of my absolute favorites with you today. You know, right after I worked with the fine and fabulous folks at Hershey's to send a virtual Easter basket filled with yummy Hershey's goodies to a certain little Toddler at home. 




You see, Hershey's is about to launch an incredible Easter Celebration beginning with the first-ever virtual bunny trail and I thought, "what better way to celebrate than by sharing with you this adorable and fun little 'trick' you can use with your families right here in your own homes?" 



For as long as I could remember, the first thing to greet me and my brother Easter morning was the white, powdery bunny prints scattered throughout our home, proof that the Easter Bunny himself had paid a visit to both him and me.

The prints would often lead from the front door to the plate that once held yummy carrots for our bunny visitor back across the entryway and end right at that special spot that held our overflowing Easter baskets.

For years I begged and pleaded with my parents, hoping they would share their secret with me and it wasn't until I had a baby of my own that they finally let me in on just how they pulled off those perfect, powdery prints. 

Because those prints hold such a special place in my heart, I couldn't help but share them with you and hope that they, too, can become a staple in your families' Easter celebrations. 

Here's what you'll need: 

1 large sheet of poster board or oak tag
1 sharpie marker or pencil for drawing
Baby powder
Scissors



Here's what you'll do: 

1. Freehand or trace your bunny print onto the oak tag. 
2. Using your scissors, carefully cut our your prints leaving the perfect bunny print template. 
3. Decide the path that your Bunny will take throughout your house. 
4. Carefully construct your path by placing down your template and shaking the baby power into the stencil to form the prints. 

I never said this wouldn't be messy but I can promise you that the priceless look on your childrens' faces will make up for the mess ten-fold. When all is said and done, the prints can be cleared away with a damp rag and vacuum. 



Happy Hopping, friends and a big thank you to Hershey's for sweetening not only my childhood Easter celebrations but also the celebrations of my own children. 

Be sure to check out the Celebrate with Hershey's website as they share some adorable Easter crafts and delicious Easter recipes!
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31 comments :

  1. This is ridiculously adorable and I WILL be stealing this idea!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. ...oh, and yes, I totally agree, Recees eggs are the BEST!

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  3. This is SERIOUSLY adorable!

    And did the bunny perhaps leave any....STUMPS?!?!?

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  4. recees pb eggs are the best...made the mistake of buying, opening and eating nearly a whole bag...by myself last week!

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  5. Receses eggs are the best..I bought, opened and nearly ate the entire bag myself last week!!!

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  6. I can't wait to do this with Kinsley. She gets so excited over everything!

    I also can't wait for my basket to get here because I choose everything with Reese's in it ha!

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  7. This is so awesome!! I love doing fun things on Holidays for my little ones. I have never seen the bunny footprint before and I am so happy you posted this...Thanks!! Yes, Reese's Eggs are the best and I may be making a pit stop at the store to buy some today :)
    I love your blog!!!!!

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  8. Cute bunny feet! Have never thought of that!

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  9. That is so cute! What a great idea & tradition :-)

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  10. What a great idea! I might just have to do this at our house! LOVE IT!

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  11. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Gah thank you for sharing mama!!!! Too freaking cute!! Definitely doing this!!!

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  13. Gah thank you for sharing mama!!!! Too freaking cute!! Definitely doing this!!!

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  14. I love this. I will be using it this year. The girls will live it & the surprise on their face will be priceless. Thanks for sharing

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  15. I love this! Did you pin this on pinterest?? It is a great idea!

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  16. Such a cute idea! I am sure Carter is going to love this tradition.

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  17. I think this is the most adorable thing ever! I remember you posting about it last year I believe.

    Can I just say I admire you for getting your picture taken next to the Easter Bunny. Dude TERRIFIES me...lol. No joke, I'm so afraid of the Easter Bunny. Not the little cartoon ones; the people dressed like one. It's kinda embarrassing but so true!

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  18. This is too cute, def. going to try this when I have littles of my own.

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  19. What an incredibly cute idea! I'm so doing this when Kennedy gets older!!!

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  20. I can't wait for my chocolatey goodness to arrive :) This is such a cute idea, will have to keep in mind for the future!

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  21. This is really precious! It was so nice to meet you at Blissdom. Have a great weekend.

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  22. I have never seen anything like that! Sooo cute! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  23. We always had them growing up too!! :) Love them.

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  24. Um, you know you just started a new tradition at my house, right??

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  25. :) I do this with boots for Santa but never thought about for the Easter bunny. I think the bunny feet are soooooooooooo much cuter! Boots are a dime a dozen but bunny feet are priceless. I think a lot of us will use your idea. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  26. This is totally adorable!!! I have used white paint in the past, but this is awesome. I am sharing this on my facebook page. :-)

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  27. Just finished up a trail of bunny prints :) Thanks for this little piece in making lifelong memories.

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  28. Just finished up a trail of bunny prints :) Thanks for sharing this little piece to making a lifelong memory.

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  29. Just finished up a trail of bunny prints :) Thanks for this little piece in making lifelong memories.

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  30. The tradition starts this year!!! thank you!!!

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