We are bringing this project back into rotation for our March collection! These Easter candy huggers are some of the very first candy huggers we made after we saw how popular our Valentine’s Day candy huggers were. Since then we’ve created a variety of designs, and each one seems cuter than the last.

Due to the intricate cuts and, depending on how many you want to make, we recommend using a cutting machine for this DIY craft. But you can always cut by hand using our printable template below.

papercut Easter candy huggers

Chick out how cute these candy huggers are

We get really excited at Lia Griffith HQ about springtime and all that happens at this time of year. It’s a time when we all awaken from our winter slumber and embrace all that is new. I always feel more ready to embrace the new year during the spring months, when the flowers are growing, the animals are having their babies, and that sense of “renewal” is everywhere around. 

So with that said, we have designed a few projects with these cute little animal characters in mind. The chick, duckling, bunny, and lamb are just adorable and are easy to cut — especially with a cutting machine. We like to pop little wrapped candy eggs on their bellies with a glue dot and have our kiddos wrap the animal arms around the candy tightly. They are a great little gift for classmates or friends. We’ve even known readers to hand them out at the office, their local book club, or craft class. Whatever you use your DIY Easter candy huggers for, we know the recipient will just adore them. Enjoy!

Skill level: Beginner

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Download our PDF template if cutting by hand or SVG file if using a cutting machine. Once all of your Easter candy huggers are cut out, simply wrap their arms around some little chocolates or candies and adhere with a dot of glue.

DIY Easter candy huggers

handmade Easter candy huggers

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Easter candy huggers

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