Fits in your shirt pocket? Check!
Fairly cheap to do? Check!
Quick enough to slide it into the contest before it ends? Check!
The author, and I think the Robot, do not in any way take this project to promote or imply any secular or non-secular or commercial or non-commercial views on Easter and will disregard any thereforeunto said comments, posts and so forth concerning the topic, blah, blah, blah...
Good News: Candy Nutrition Facts state that Serving Size 1 Roll (9g) contains only 35 calories and has Total Fat 0g , Trans Fat 0g, Sodium 0g, Protein 0g and Sugars 9g.
Bad News: Candy Ingredients: SUGAR, CORNSYRUP, ADIPIC ACID, HYDROG. PALM KERNAL & PALM OILS AND SOYBEAN OIL, MONO & DIGLYCERIDES, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, ARTIFICIAL COLORS FD&C RED 3, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, BLUE , COLA ALSO CONTAINS SODIUM BICARB., COLOR
What's not to like? Yum!
Step 1: Get your stuff together!
I wasn't about to endure the wath of PETA in "hacking" the ears off the bunny so this is technically putting a disguise on the wabbit so that nobody will wecognize him/her. Pwetty cwever, heeheehe...
So, go get yourself a cheap PEZ dispenser now, next time will be the Halloween sale, some air-hardening clay( I found Sculpt-it!(tm) Colors NO Bake! Assortment $10), and a small piece of wire with black insulation for the antennae and trim. No need to mess around baking this stuff as it dries and hardens overnight.
I could have made a lost-wax casting of the dispenser head part to replicate the pivot/pusher internal design but I took the lazy way out and decided to just mod over the existing dispenser head. The clay comes in small containers in primary colors. You will need to mix different colors to get the right robot palette to use. (Hint: yellow + a bit of red makes orange :-)
Mix up some orange clay and fill in around the eyes and the rest of the head to make the block shape. This Robot will have a set of bunny ears protruding from the orange clay.
Take a bit of the red clay and shape the Robot's eyes and earmuffs? Ring around the eyes, left eye bigger than the other. Stick the ears on each side. Cut small pieces of wire for the antennae, monobrow and the mouthline. Bend an L shape at the end of the wire so it sticks in the clay better. The Robot head is almost done so stick the antennae in the ears. Play around with the placement of the brow and mouth to get the expression you want. I think a thinner guage wire would have looked better. You can also not use wire and just ink in your Robot. "Tatoo" the brows and lips.