Bunny Crafts

Spring always seems to bring rainy days; Easter time can be a time to spend with friends and family. The extra time spent inside due to the rain can be the perfect time to work on some crafts with kids or if you prefer make some crafts for you. Bunny crafts always add to the spirit of the Easter season. These are some quick and easy crafts that use a material that can easily be purchased at the local dollar store.

Bunny Plate Shaker

Materials needed:
2 paper plates per project
Construction paper
Markers, crayons, colored pencils, or paint (the choice is yours and really depends on the age of the children)
Dried peas or beans (to use as the noise makers)
Glue

Directions:
Take one of the paper plates and decorate into a bunny face. You can use construction paper for the ears. (However, I always use colored index cards because the paper is more sturdy which makes the ears stand up better). Once the bunny face is decorated either with construction paper or markers, then you are ready to make the noise maker. Place the peas or beans on the second plate, add glue around the entire outer edge of the plate, and then place your bunny face creation on top of the plate. Allow the plates to dry completely. The Bunny plates are now a noise maker, just shake like a tambourine.

Bunny Face Plates

This is basically like the first project but minus the noise maker part.

Materials needed:
1 paper plates per project
Construction paper
Markers, crayons, colored pencils, or paint (the choice is yours and really depends on the age of the children)
Glue

Directions:
Take the paper plate and decorate into a bunny face. You can use construction paper for the ears. (However, I always use colored index cards because the paper is more sturdy which makes the ears stand up better). You can glue cotton balls to add a 3-D effect to the bunny’s ears and face. Or you even add google eyes if you have some on hand. The way to decorate the bunny’s face can have endless possibilities.

Bunny Baskets

Materials needed:
1 paper plates per project
Construction paper
Markers, crayons, colored pencils, or paint (the choice is yours and really depends on the age of the children)
Glue

Directions:
Take a paper plate, and cut two parallel lines on each side of the plate. Make the cuttings about 4 inches apart. This does not have to be precise; the distance between the lines is going to be the base of the basket. Make certain that you do not cut the lines all the way across. Fold the edges in and either glue or I stapled the basket. I used a stapler because glue would take time to dry and the kids were in a hurry to participate.
Decorate your basket with bunny ears, a noise, whiskers, etc. I even put a paper handle on my basket. Once again, you can use cotton balls or google eyes to add more detail to the bunny. Or you just use markers.

Toilet Paper Roll Bunny Shakers

Materials needed:
Construction paper or paint
Google eyes
Cotton balls
Glue
Pink index cards
Dried beans or peas

Directions:
Take a toilet paper roll or a towel roll and either paint the roll or cover with construction paper. Covering with construction paper will save time, if you are creating on impulse. Next, decorate your bunny, glue on the eyes, either use google eyes or cut some out with construction paper, add construction paper noises and whiskers. I use pink index cards for the ears in order to keep them standing up straight. But you can substitute the index cards for construction paper. Cover one end of the tube with construction paper and make certain that the glue dries completely. Add beans or peas. Then cover the second end of the roll. Let dry completely before shaking.


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