Spring is in the air and that means Easter will be here soon. My kids love doing crafts, and around this time of year, bunny crafts are quite popular in our house. I love this Easter Bunny Craft because it is truly made from scratch. Sure, it looks like it is made using a paper bag, but kids will actually be creating their own bag using colored paper. They can have ownership of every step in the crafting process.
Easter Bunny Craft
You will need:
Brown Paper and White Paper – both 9 x 12
Bunny template (download below)
How to make an Easter bunny craft:
I am much more of a visual learner, so for people like me, I have included photos of each step of this Easter craft.
Take a sheet of brown construction paper and hold it horizontally. Make 2 folds – one on the left side and one on the right side of the paper. Make sure the folds overlap each other by at least by an inch.
Glue the areas that overlap.
Fold the bottom of the bag up 2 inches.
Open up the bottom fold and gently press in both of the corners. When you do this you will have two triangular shapes on both ends.
Now, bring the top side of the fold downwards.
Then bring the bottom side towards the previous fold and make them overlap each other. Glue the overlapped area.
Make 2 vertical folds on the each side (about 1 inch wide).
Open up the packet you have created.
Press the center of the both sides of the packet inwards. It will automatically give the packet a rectangular shape because of the previous vertical folds. Looks like a bag doesn’t it?
Now, download and print the template and trace and cut out the pieces of the rabbit on different colored paper.
DOWNLOAD THE BUNNY TEMPLATE BY CLICKING HERE.
Glue the ears pieces together. Also, glue the nose and draw the face using a marker. Then add a little detail to the paws using a pink highlighter and a thin black marker.
Glue the ears to the round head piece.
Then glue the rabbit’s head on top of the packet.
Glue the bow right under the rabbit’s head.
Finish the Easter bunny craft by gluing the paws under the bow.
Aren’t these adorable? Now, you can fill them with treats or display them as is. They would be adorable place settings for an Easter meal. Just write the guests name on the front of the bunny.
If you are looking for more fun ways to engage your kids, I highly recommend KiwiCo. As a former teacher, I was really impressed with the quality of materials found in KiwiCo. Some moms have told me that they want to do activities like I do on Mess For Less with their kids, but they just don’t have to the time to go buy all the supplies and prepare them for the activity. KiwiCo is the perfect solution. Every month your KiwiCo will focus on a particular theme like Colors, Dinosaurs or Gardening. KiwiCo offer a variety of projects ranging from crafts, imaginative play, science experiments and more.
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