Easter Candy Hugs with Cricut

everything you need to make an easter candy hug

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I’m super excited! I just got a Cricut Maker, and after using it just a couple of times, I can tell you that it’s the greatest thing ever.

You probably know that I love my Cricut Joy, but it does have some limitations. It’s a much smaller machine which means you can’t make larger size designs. I had my eye on the Maker for a while now, and it did not disappoint!

Last weekend, I wanted to make something cute for the girls for Easter and found this adorable project on Cricut Design Space. It’s called Easter Candy Hugs. They were incredibly easy and fun to make, and I love how they turned out!

hand holding two easter candy hugs

Supplies Needed for Easter Candy Hugs

All you’ll need for this cute little project is:

cricut maker drawing a bunny

yellow chick on a cricut mat

yellow chick on a cricut mat

cricut tools next to cut out bunny lamb and chick

It’s incredibly easy to put these Easter candy hugs together! 

  • If you don’t already have Cricut Design Space on your computer, download that. 
  • Go to “Projects” and search for “hugs”. It should pop right up!
  • If you want to change the project, you can customize it; otherwise, click “Make it.”
  • Choose your first color of cardstock and place it in the upper left-hand corner of your LightGrip mat.
  • Insert your mat into the machine and follow the prompts to insert your Cricut pen or marker into your machine and cut out the images.
  • Once it’s finished and you unload the mat and paper from the machine, peel away the excess cardstock.
  • Using a tool like a spatula or a weeder, carefully lift a corner of the animal up and peel it off your LightGrip mat. 
  • Set that animal aside and repeat steps as many times as you want until you have all of the animals drawn and cut out.

cut out easter animals bunny lamb chick and duck

a yellow chick holding a creme egg

everything you need to make an easter candy hug

  • When you have all of the animals drawn and cut out, you’ll notice that some of the arms are much longer than the others. Some may require adhesive on both hands, and others may need it only on one side.
  • For the longer arms (the duck and the chick), place a small piece of adhesive (or glue dot) on one of their hands. Place a creme egg on top of the animal and wrap the arms around it (the non-adhesive side first and then seal with the adhesive side). Make sure it’s nice and tight so that the creme egg doesn’t fall out.
  • For the shorter arms (bunny and lamb), place a small piece of adhesive on both of their hands. Then follow the instructions above. 

everything you need to make an easter candy hug

lots of easter candy hugs on a table

hand holding two easter candy hugs

These adorable Easter candy hugs are approximately 5″ x 3″ and 4″ x 4″ when cut. They are perfect for adding to Easter baskets or to hand out to your favorite people.

If you don’t celebrate Easter, these are also perfect for spring and work well with Kinder Eggs! The best part of this project is that the cleanup is minimal!

If you make these Easter candy hugs, we’d love to hear your thoughts. If you post them on social media, we’d love it for you to tag @thesupermomlife.

Don’t forget to check out all of our craft ideas!


Make your Easter baskets even sweeter with these sweet animal candy hugs. All you need is a Cricut and a few additional supplies!
Make your Easter baskets even sweeter with these sweet animal candy hugs. All you need is a Cricut and a few additional supplies!


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  1. What a cute idea! I have a Cricut and I barely use it. This would be such a fun idea especially since my kids love Cadbury eggs!

  2. Oh my goodness! How cute are these candy hugs. They will be such a beautiful surprise for my nephews

  3. Just so cute! I have often thought about getting a cricut but just haven’t ever done it. It looks like fun.

  4. My grandkids would love to make these for their friends at school. Cricut is a very versatile tool for crafts.

  5. What a cute idea! I am so ready to pig out on Easter. I love all the chocolate that comes with it.

  6. OMG! These are the cutest Easter decorations/candies. This is such a creative idea. This must be really fun for the kids.

  7. I love this DIY idea for Easter! I will totally do this with the kids tomorrow. They will have fun for sure!

  8. This is sooooo cute! Love it! I am sure my daughter will love it too. Thank you so much for the printable.

  9. This looks like such a fun craft project to do. Kids would absolutely love this! This is even more reason for me to get a Cricut.

  10. Oh wow how cute are these! I can’t wait to do crafts like this with my little one when he’s old enough!

    Ami xxx

  11. These are so cute and I am just loving them. I am going to have to go ahead and breakdown and buy a Cricut machine to add to my crafting arsenal. It may inspire me 🙂

  12. I want one of these machines so badly. Love everything that can be done with them, like this cute craft for kids to enjoy.

  13. What a cute idea. I never use my Circuit, I need to start using up all of my supplies and this seems like a great way to do it.

  14. These are adorable. I am not naturally crafty, in fact, Pinterest fail are words that have been used to describe me, but I love all the things I see made with Cricuts. Sometimes, I am tempted…

  15. These are adorable! I feel like there are endless craft possibilities with the Cricut. Might have to try these for Easter this weekend.

  16. Oh my goodness! These designs are adorable. I cannot wait to make these with my nephews and nieces this Easter!

  17. wow, these look so perfect to make during the Easter holidays! I will have to do these with the kids

  18. This is definitely a cute Easter project, and I am pretty sure kids will be happy receiving their Easter Eggs with these cuties huggable. Love it!

  19. Nnnnnniiiiiicccccceeeeeeee….so basic and yet, I love them so much! What won’t we do, with the Cricut?

  20. what an absolutely adorable idea! Definitely giving this a whirl in my gal’s basket this year. She’ll love it!

  21. These are so adorable. I really need to get a cricut. I have really been thinking about it lately, and I think I’ll be getting one soon. These would be so fun to make.

  22. I like the point that this project can be done with cricut. I do not have one, so cutting out the shapes would be too much for me at this time.

  23. This is the cutest craft ever! I think any child would love getting their eggs wrapped in these adorable creations.

  24. That is such a nice craft. I do not have a Cricut but for parents with kids it is a great wy to celebrate all the holidays.

  25. These are adorable. I’m totally going to try to make this with my niece this week :). Thanks for sharing

  26. Can’t wait to try these Easter candy huggers craft idea! So cute and look so easy! Thanks for sharing!