In a shallow dish, add about a cup or so of water and some food coloring. I used Wilton paste colors and they worked great. Place a few filters at a time in the colors. For the basket ones in green, put them curly side down and let the color seep up into them.
I used the small size coffee filters (4-6 cup size) in both basket and cone styles. This is a good size for a small favor. Dry them thoroughly on paper towels. You can speed up the process with a heat gun but be careful not to get to close to the paper. If you're doing a lot of them, I'd recommend starting when you have lots of time for them to dry. Like a whole day at least.
Roll the orange filters into a cone shape and secure with glue. If you use a large enough piece of candy (chocolate egg for example), you won't need to glue the bottom shut, but I did because....well, that's how I am.....it looked unfinished and I couldn't deal with that. LOL
Then take the green carrot top piece and poke the center down between your thumb and finger to make it pointy at the bottom like this.
I finished mine off a little differently I think than Suzonne did hers. I ran glue around the inside top of the 'carrot' after I put the candy inside, then stuck the pointy part of the top inside and squeezed the carrot around the green part gluing them together. Then I tied twine around the top as you see here.
Add them to a cute little Easter bucket or basket.... or not!... and include a tag. I made the 'grass' by cutting 2 inch strips of 12 inch cardstock, running through the crimper, then cutting into thin strips and squishing in my hand. Perfection. For the tag, I used Color Me Happy sentiments, along with the Just Tags stitched die and stitched egg die. Super cute! I think the grands will enjoy these carrots. :)
My Creative Time, Color Me Happy stamp set
My Creative Time, Just Tags and dies and stamp set
My Creative Time, Hello Spring egg dies and stamp set
Martha Stewart branch punch
Jillybean Soup, Dutch Mustard 6x6 paper pad
Coffee filters, food coloring, twine, ink