March is nearly over and that means it's time for the Easter Bunny to make his rounds and deliver chocolate eggs to all the kids! Easter is celebrated throughout Christian countries around the world as a commemoration of the day that Jesus Christ was resurrected after his crucifixion. Easter Sunday marks the end of the Lenten fasts that many people hold, which is probably one of the reasons why this holiday is associated with feasting and eating sweets and other treats that one may have given up for the past 40 days.
Most people today associate Easter with symbols such as the Easter Bunny, baby chicks, and colored eggs. Although these symbols don't have anything to do with the Biblical origins of the holiday, they have nonetheless come to be important symbols in their own right. Easter celebrations take place right around the same time that spring is arriving in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, making it just as much a celebration of the resurrection of the Earth after a long winter as it is about the resurrection mentioned in the Bible. Eggs and baby birds are both symbols of fertility, as are rabbits. In fact, rabbits and hares are such prolific breeders that some females can even conceive a second litter of offspring while still pregnant with the first.
In this video by Handimania, we learn how to create an adorable DIY Easter Bunny using an old sock, some rice, and a few other common household items. Simply stuff the sock with the rice and then tie twine around it to create sections for the body and head, using the loose section at the top of the head to create the ears. All that's left now is to add the final touches like a face and a cute ribbon!