Back in March, I posted a photo of this year's bunny mold . Fast forward a few weeks and we've birthed four of these guys. And while I've been trying to get the girls to help out with these over the years, this was the first year that they actually helped! Like...they mixed up the water putty, filled the cavity and helped me free them from the mold when they were set. These are decidedly much smaller than any of the other ones we've made over the years. Now they'll go off to get painted and dressed up before Easter.
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This cute little bunny mold arrived in the mail recently. She's wearing a dress and carrying a basket - as Easter Bunnies are wont to do. The bunny from 2014 also carried a basket, but he was a bit more formal. This one is a bit smaller than we've done in the past, but I think with the girls helping me, the size is going to work to our advantage. Turns out, we didn't make one of the last year. Instead, we went to Sea Island instead of having Easter around town. Ahhh...Sea Island. Back to reality with these molds. I'll work with the girls to stuff the cavitiy with water putty, then once dry, we'll paint them up, then add a topcoat for shine. Aiming for four of them to spread the Easter joy around a bit. Here's the mold we used in 2015 . Here's the mold we used in 2014 . Here's the mold we used in 2013 . Here's the mold we used in 2012 . Here's the mold we used in 2011 .
This is the fifth edition of the 'faux chocolate' water putty Easter bunny produced in our house. He has a basket on his back and is pretty tall. Took almost a half can of Water Putty for each one. I can't seem to find the photo of last year's version (but I did, indeed, produce one). Guessing it had something to my lack of posting in March and April of 2014. I did, however post the mold from last year that you can see here . We made the typical batch of four of these guys and with the help of the girls, we gave them away a week ago on Easter Sunday. Here's the original how-to post from back in 2011 . There have been five, but with 2014 missing, here's the rest: Here's the 2013 edition . Here's the 2012 edition . Here's the 2011 edition .
Easter may have come and gone, but I find time to get around to posting about this year's bunny mold. The Babe and I produced a few of these just like we've done in year's past. This year's mold was pretty big and used A LOT of water putty. This marks the 5th year of doing the bunnies and they're all different. I'll post some photos of the in-progress bunnies and the fully-finished ones that are all glossy with polycrylic. Here's the mold we used in 2014 . Here's the mold we used in 2013 . Here's the mold we used in 2012 . Here's the mold we used in 2011 .
For the first time, we made some 'white chocloate' faux Easter bunnies. The mold ( here ) was the smallest one I've worked with of the three years. In the photo above, the white ones almost look matte, but they have the same shine on them that the chocolate ones do. Here's the 2012 edition . Here's the 2011 edition .
I picked up a new mold from KHL Molds last week and started to make this year's bunnies. I received a really sweet note from the owner of KHL Molds - and a special surprise - that I'll cover later this week. I've filled the mold already once with water putty and the cavity is a lot smaller than last year's and only requires one blend of material to fill the whole thing. That means I can likely make *more* than I have in the past...