Easy DIY Carrot Treat Bag Paper Craft Project
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I know an Easy DIY Carrot Treat Bag Paper Craft Project seems like something that screams Easter, but it is kind of a funny story. I have learned a lot about rabbits as I studied up for my post on rabbit hutches on my prepper site – The Complete Guide To Your Next Rabbit Hutch. So many people think of a rabbit and carrot as a matched pair – how they should to together like a dog and a bone. In reality? It is kind of the opposite!
A pet rabbit’s diet should be supplemented with a variety of leafy green vegetables every day. Rabbits can consume as many vegetables as they want to each day as long as they do not get diarrhea and as long as the vegetables are not high in carbohydrates, as carrots and potatoes are.
CAN CARROTS KILL A RABBIT?
According to PetHelpful.com:
Popular lore has it that rabbits live off of carrots and lettuce. However, the reality is that feeding them nothing but lettuce and carrots would kill it pretty quickly—and in a rather unpleasant fashion. There is a wide range of foods that you should not feed your rabbit, which also includes cabbage and parsnips.
Carrots are more like a sugary treat for a rabbit (so are fruits), so they should be given in small quantities. They can upset a rabbit’s digestive system if given too much. It is the same principle for gastric bypass patients! Too many sweet items lead to a digestive problem.
Still, it seems like the perfect combination when thinking about spring and Easter – the color is so bright that it makes up for a dull and drab long winter.
Carrot treat bags were fun and easy DIY project meant to brighten up someone’s day. We use paper so it is a totally no-sew craft and easy enough for the littles to do with a little help. I think it is easier for them to assemble than to cut out the small parts and pieces. That is what I did for this Simple Kid’s Trash Panda Craft.
I got the craft paper from my local Dollar Tree – but most other items you will probably have in your craft closet.
It really is up to you – if your kids are back in school – even part time with hybrid/distance learning, this can be a fun thing to tuck a treat or two in and pop into their lunch box!
How to Make Carrot Treat Bags
You will need:
- Colored craft papers
- Craft glue
Instructions for the Easy DIY Carrot Treat Bag Paper Craft Project:
Select 2 different shades of orange and green colored craft papers. Trace the carrot patterns on orange-colored paper and trace the stripes or round shapes on the different shades of orange paper. Trace the 2 leaf patterns on 2 different shades of green-colored craft paper. Cut out the traced patterns.
Get your pattern here: Carrot Template
Stick the small leaf cutout on the big leaf cutout.
Step – 3:
Decorate the semi-carrot pattern with strips or round paper cutouts.
Step – 4:
Fill the entire semi-carrot pattern with strips or round shape cutouts to decorate it nicely.
Step – 5:
Flip the decorated carrot pattern to the plain side. Apply glue along its sides and bottom, keeping the top end intact.
Step – 6:
Now place the glued side on the full carrot pattern, making sure to match both carrot patterns on the bottom side. This will form a pocket between the 2 carrot treat bag patterns.
Step – 7:
Stick the leaf pattern on the top end of the full carrot.
Step – 8:
You can place sweets and treats inside the carrot treat bag pocket and seal them using glue.