How to make easy Easter pen pots from plastic bottles

These stationary holders are the perfect practical (and cute) craft, and are oh so easy to make!

Want a children's Easter craft that is also functional around the home? Liven up your stationary with these bottles turned bunny rabbits.

Transform any plastic water bottle into a spring-themed pot to house all those stray pens and pencils lying about. The kids will need your help cutting the plastic, but you can keep them occupied decorating the creations once the hard part is done. Get creative and help your child paint these adorable creations in different colours – our examples include a more traditional palette but who says you can’t make a blue or yellow rabbit?

Since this activity is a little more advanced, it is suitable for slightly older kids, from around ages five to seven. But have no fear - these little hoppers are still quite easy to make (and environmentally-friendly to boot). This activity is a great way to make use of something you would otherwise throw out. The kids will have fun creating them, and mum can utilize them all throughout the holiday season.

You will need

  • Empty plastic drink bottles
  • Scissors
  • Pink, grey and white acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glue
  • Black, white and pink marker pens

Step 1

Ask an adult helper to cut the bottoms off the empty plastic drinks bottles at different heights. Cut out some ear shapes from the top sections, then recycle the rest.

Step 2

Paint the pots and ear pieces with the pink, grey and white acrylic paints and leave to dry fully. They may need a second coat to get the colour you want, so add another once your first is dry if you think it needs it.

Step 3

Glue a pair of ears to the top of each pot and leave to dry again.

Step 4

Finally the fun bit! Draw a face onto each pot with marker pens, and leave to dry before using.

All that's left to do now is to fill them with your favourite pens and pencils.

Craft: by Suzie Attaway

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies