1. So, you start with a big ol' 5 quart container of ice cream:
3. Wash your empty ice cream bucket and dry well.
|The purple bucket is store-bought. It didn't come with ice cream, just FYI, and a machine painted it.|
My kids have preferred these buckets over everything else. They have a much shorter handle than traditional Easter baskets and they hold a lot more too (5 quarts-worth of ice cream!)
You can also use the ice cream buckets at Halloween time for trick-or-treating--simply draw Halloween-inspired pictures such as: jack-o-lanterns, "trick or treat," ghosts, candy...
I also use these buckets for holding food storage items once I open a 10# sized can; you don't want to keep food in the cans once opened. One bucket will hold all your product from the 10# can--very handy!