Where does the Easter Bunny live? Does he live in a burrow somewhere? Does he live in a treehouse? Maybe the Easter Bunny house is a lovely, springy house where he makes and stores all those delightfully delicious eggs.
We love building edible houses for the holidays…our Valentine’s Day love shacks and our pumpkin fairy house were a blast to make. From the design to the build my daughter loved this activity. Of course, I’m pretty sure she really loved eating all the extra candy most of all. That’s okay…it’s Easter!
Easter Bunny House
assorted candy Easter eggs and Easter candies
royal icing – 1 cup icing sugar, 1 tbsp meringue powder, 2 tsp water
blue and green food colouring
Begin by making the plans for your Easter Bunny house. What do you think the Easter Bunny’s house looks like? My daughter really wanted there to be a pond in the yard and there had to be a garage for Easter egg storage.
Warm up the glue gun and construct the house. I discovered this tip at Christmas – use a glue gun to build the structure. In reality, we rarely eat the actual house…we might pick the candy off the house and eat it, but we don’t eat the actual house. So, make your like easier and use a glue gun…seriously…life changing.
Once the house is built, make the base that your house will sit on. I wrapped a piece of cardboard with aluminum foil, tape it in place and that’s it. Alternately, you could purchase a cake base from the store.
Make a batch of royal icing by combining icing sugar, meringue powder and water in a small bowl. Add water until you reach the consistency you want. For gingerbread house construction you want thick icing, that will hold the heavy decorations in place. Divide the icing and colour the icing. We made green, blue and white.
Have fun decorating the house and the grounds around the house. Let the kids’ imaginations run wild.
Make a sweet Easter Bunny necklace
Have fun playing Would You Rather? Easter edition