I was asked to do a craft with my 6 year old son Hobie’s enrichment class. Every once in awhile, I fill in for one of the teachers who is on vacation. Since it is really close to Easter and I love holiday decorations, I decided to make these fun Easter bunnies.
Over the last 20 years (my kids range from 20 to 6), I have accumulated a variety of kid made crafts. Those silly things have truly become some of my favorite things in the world. I actually have a snowman and a Frankenstein similar to the Easter Bunny already. I love pulling out the decorations every year and thinking about the little face of the child that proudly presented it to me.
The kids in the class I made these with range from age 4-10, with most of them being kindergarten and 1st graders. They all did a great job and were really excited about the project. I do suggest an extra set of grown up hands, if you have a large group of kids you are doing this with. I helped the kids with the hot glue gun because well, it’s hot and it really hurts when you burn yourself. It would have been easier with help but whatever, we got it done.
I spent less than $20 in supplies for 10 bunnies. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. The kids really loved the results, as did the parents. It made the honking burn I got from the glue gun (right after I gave the kids a lecture on how careful you have to be with hot glue:/) all worth it! I think they turned out so cute. Don’t you?
1 1/2 foot board (I used 2×4 my husband had left over from a job so it was free, which is my favorite price.)
Soft pink or white material such as flannel or felt to make ears
Black paint pen or sharpie
Ribbon for bows
Pink pom pom for tail
Black button for nose
Glue gun and glue sticks
Carrot decoration (I got these at Hobby Lobby. An Easter egg would have also been cute.)
1. Cut boards, paint white and let dry
2. Make ears out of strips of material. If using flannel, tie a knot on the top and bottom.
3. Glue everything where you want it with the hot glue gun.
4. Draw on face with black sharpie or paint pen.
If you are making these with a child, have them write their name and age on the bottom of the bunny. You will thank yourself later for it! Have fun making some cute decorations and some great memories!
What are your plans for Easter this year? Leave us a comment below.