Easter Bunny Crafts

Easter Bunny Crafts

These cute Easter bunny crafts will have you hopping with tons of fun. These Easter craft ideas are inexpensive and will add some furry Easter decorations to your house or classroom. So get out some cotton balls, colored paper, yarn and other simple craft supplies and get busy making these bunny crafts for kids.

Easter Bunny Crafts #1 Accordion Paper Plate Bunny

This bouncing bunny is inexpensive and fairly easy. The hard part is figuring out the “folding” for the accordian. Once you’ve got this down the rest is a breeze.

Supplies

  • Small Paper Plate
  • Dinner Sized Paper Plate
  • Pink Card Stock
  • Cotton Balls
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Pink Yarn or Pipe Cleaners
  • Pink Pom Pom
  • Green Buttons
  • Scissors

How to Make an Accordion Easter Bunny

Step 1: Take your small paper plate and cover the front with glue. Then place cotton balls on the glue and let it dry. This will be the bunny’s head.

Step 2: Using the pink paper, cut out some bunny ears and glue to the back of the small paper plate.

Tip: You can use two different colors of pink to give the ears a cute look.


Step 3: Glue on wiggle eyes. Cut your pipe cleaners or yarn to form whiskers and glue these under the eyes. Now use the yarn or pipe cleaner and form a mouth. Lastly, glue on the pink pom pom for the bunny’s fuzzy nose.

Step 4: Decorate the bottom of the large paper plate. This will be the bunny’s dress so pick the color you want her to wear. Cut this plate into the shape of a dress.

Cut two or three small flower shapes using the pink paper. Glue on green buttons to create the center of the flower. Flue these flowers to the dress.

Step 5: Cut out 14 strips of the pink paper the width of your ruler along the long length of the paper (11″). These will be used to create the accordion neck, arms and legs.

Take two strips and place one horizontally and the other vertically, overlapping at the very end of the strips. Now you will begin to fold these together to create the accordion. See next step for illustration and directions for folding.

Step 6: Take the horizontal strip and fold (left or right depending on where the strip starts) over the vertical strip.

Now fold the vertical strip (up or down) over the horizontal strip. Repeat this until both strips are completely folded together.

Step 7: Use two strips for each arm. For the legs, glue 2 strips together creating one long strip. Repeat for the other leg so that all together the each leg uses 4 strips. For the neck, cut about 1″ off each strip to make the neck a bit shorter.

Step 8: Glue the accordion pieces in the proper place. For the neck, glue this to the bottom of the small plate and at the top of the large paper plate dress.

Step 9: Cut out some hands and feet using the pink paper and glue these to the ends of the arms and legs.

You can add some extra touches to this girl bunny by adding a ribbon in her hair or cut out a bonnet to glue to the top of her head. You can also make a boy version of this craft.

Easter Bunny Crafts #2 Yarn Bunny Fridge Magnet

Refrigerator magnets make a great gift or decoration for Easter and is a really different and adorable Easter bunny crafts idea for kids. This one is easy but does require some drying time.

Supplies

  • Yarn
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Bunny Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Liquid Starch (see note below)
  • Wax Paper
  • Instead of liquid starch, you could mix 1 part water with one part white glue as your paste.

How to Make a Yarn Bunny Fridge Magnet

Step 1: Place your waxed paper on the table and set the cookie cutter on top.

Step 2: Pour a small amount of liquid starch into a bowl. You should have enough starch to completely soak the yarn.

Step 3: Place the yarn in the cookie cutter to get an idea of how much you will need. Then cut the yarn where needed.

Step 4: Soak the yarn in the liquid starch. Remove the yarn and run your finger and thumb to squeeze off excess liquid starch.

Step 5: Place the yarn randomly in the cookie cutter bunny shape. Let dry (at least 6 hours).

Step 6: Once the yarn is dry, remove the cookie cutter. Now add your eyes, nose, whiskers and mouth using craft foam and pipe cleaners.

Step 7: Cut a piece of craft foam in the same shape using your cookie cutter. Glue this to the back of the bunny.

Step 8: Lastly, hot glue a magnet on the back.

This little bunny is now ready to be displayed proudly on your refrigerator. You can use the colors of your choice and the cookie cutter shape of your choice. This kids craft idea is great for many holiday occassions.

Easter Bunny Craft #3 Cardboard Roll Ribbon Holder

This little Easter bunny crafts is not only adorable but useful as well. Store all your loose ribbon on this kids craft idea.

Supplies

  • Paper Towel Cardboard Roll
  • Yellow Craft Foam and Construction Paper
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Cotton Balls
  • Bunny Template (for face, ears and legs)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue

How to Make a Yarn Bunny Fridge Magnet

Step 1: Place your waxed paper on the table and set the cookie cutter on top.

Step 2: Pour a small amount of liquid starch into a bowl. You should have enough starch to completely soak the yarn.

Step 3: Place the yarn in the cookie cutter to get an idea of how much you will need. Then cut the yarn where needed.

Step 4: Soak the yarn in the liquid starch. Remove the yarn and run your finger and thumb to squeeze off excess liquid starch.

Step 5: Place the yarn randomly in the cookie cutter bunny shape. Let dry (at least 6 hours).

Step 6: Once the yarn is dry, remove the cookie cutter. Now add your eyes, nose, whiskers and mouth using craft foam and pipe cleaners.

Step 7: Cut a piece of craft foam in the same shape using your cookie cutter. Glue this to the back of the bunny.

Step 8: Lastly, hot glue a magnet on the back.

Give this as a gift or hang it on your fridge for some cute Easter decorations.

Easter Bunny Crafts #4 Garden Glove Bunny

This Easter bunny crafts idea is great for kids of all ages as it is easy, inexpensive and very cute and different.

Supplies

  • Garden Gloves (buy this at discount or dollar stores)
  • Large Wiggle Eyes
  • Cotton Ball
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Craft Foam or Construction Paper
  • Glue (hot glue works best)
  • Sandwich Bag
  • Orange Candy

How to Make a Garden Glove Bunny

Step 1: Take one of the garden gloves and glue the first and last fingers down over the front of the glove.

Step 2: Glue on the wiggle eyes, pipe cleaners (for whiskers and mouth) and cotton ball nose.

Step 3: Tuck the thumb of the glove inside (and out of site).

Step 4: Fill up a sandwich bag half way with orange candies. We used Resse’s pieces and picked out the orange ones.

Step 5: Wrap your bag to form the shape of a carrot. Tie off the end with a green pipe cleaner.

Step 6: Tuck the candied carrot into the thumb and glue in place.

That’s all there is to this quick and easy Easter craft idea. You can add ribbon for hanging or just set this little guy on a table to display for Easter. Kids can have fun with Easter bunny. Just put the glove on and this guy becomes a puppet.

Easter Bunny Crafts #5 Styrofoam Cup Easter Bunny Craft

With just a few cups and some paper you can make this adorable Easter bunny craft.

Styrofoam Cup Easter Bunny Craft

Supplies

  • 2 Syrofoam Cups
  • Card Stock or Construction Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to Make a Paper Cup Bunny

Step 1: Place one cup upside down on the table. Glue the side of the other cup to the bottom of the first cup.

Step 2: Cut out white bunny ears from the card stock or construction paper. Cut a second set of ears with pink paper making this set of ears smaller. Glue the two sets of ears together.

Step 3: Cut a small slit on the rim of the sideways cup and insert the ears. Add some glue to help hold the ears in place

Step 4: Cut out two eyes with white paper and two smaller eyes with black. Glue these together to form the eyes.

Step 5: Cut two more slits in the cup slightly in front of the ears. Place your eyes in these slits and add glue to help hold in place.

Step 6: Cut out a nose, mouth and whiskers with black paper.

Tip: Make this all one piece as it will be easier to glue and help hold the whiskers to the cup.

Step 7: Glue these to the bottom of the sideways cup (which is your face of the bunny).

Step 8: Lastly, tie some ribbon around the cups to give your Easter bunny a cute bow tie.

This Easter craft idea is very inexpensive and fairly easy to do. Have adults surpervise or do the cutting of the slits in the cup. An exacto knife or even a table knife will do this fairly easily.

Easter Bunny Crafts #6 Paper Plate Bunny Head

What Easter crafting fun would be complete without this traditional paper plate bunny.

Paper Plate Bunny Head

Supplies

  • 2 paper plates
  • Cotton Balls
  • Pink Paper
  • Pink Pipe Cleaners
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make a Paper Plate Bunny

Step 1: Take one of the paper plates and glue on cotton balls.

Step 2: Take the other plate and cut two ears from two sides of the plate. Just cut a long arc (or half circle) to create the ears.

Tip: Don’t throw away the other section of this plate as this becomes the bunnies bow tie.

Step 3: Cut out two pieces of pink paper the same shape (and slightly smaller) than the paper plate ears. Glue the paper on the ears and then glue cotton around the pink paper.

Step 4: Using construction paper, cut out the bunnies eyes and nose and glue to the plate. Use pink pipe cleaners (or you can use paper) for the whiskers and glue by the nose.

Step 5: Lastly, decorate the bow tie with markers or crayons. Glue this (or staple) to the bunnies head.

Your bunny is now ready to display. You can punch a hole at the top and place some ribbon or string through the hole for hanging. This is another quick, easy and inexpensive Easter craft idea for kids.