Finding yourself in the bunny hole this Easter season? Easy, cheap, and simple projects are a great way to get hopping and enjoy the Easter spirit. Here are 3 simple do it yourself Easter craft projects for the whole family to enjoy!
The Hopping Bunny Birdhouse!
The bunny birdhouse will make your backyard doves jealous and will be a great addition to your holiday décor this season. All you need to pick up from your local craft store is a wooden birdhouse, small wooden eggs, an Easter bunny stencil, foam brushes, a piece of standard paper, 3 or 4 pastel paints, and craft glue.
1. Paint the roof of the wooden birdhouse with your choice of pastel paint. Use your slice of paper to assist you with making thick straight stripes on the side of the birdhouse or create your own stencil. There is no wrong or right way to do this, it’s your project! Have fun with it!
2. Use the bunny stencil to paint a bunny on the side of the birdhouse.
3. Take 3 wooden eggs and paint each one a different color. You can glue the wooden eggs onto the base of the birdhouse or place the eggs near the front of the birdhouse as décor.
4. Enjoy your art!
Put All your Eggs In One Basket!
Nothing screams Easter louder than eggs in a basket! This project can be as large or small as you would like to make it. You may choose to do mini-baskets with 1 egg in each, or a larger size basket with many eggs! All you need is your choice of wicker basket, Easter grass, wooden eggs, paint, and brushes.
1. Place Easter grass into the wicker basket.
2. Hand paint your wooden eggs in any fashion you wish. Be creative! Real dyed eggs may be substituted for wooden eggs.
3. Enjoy! If you choose to do a mini-basket, this could be a great way to display name place settings at the Easter dinner table!
Peter Cottontail Finger Puppet!
“There goes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail!”
I think you will find yourself singing along with this easy, simple, and fun project that anyone can do. Even the youngest of the kids could help put this one together. All you need are pastel pipe cleaners, cotton balls or soft craft balls, craft glue, and craft eyes.
1. Wrap your pipe cleaner around a finger to form the body. If it’s for a child, be sure to use the child’s finger so the puppet fits when complete. Remove the pipe cleaner from the finger.
2. Apply a small amount of glue to the soft craft ball or cotton ball and place on top of the pipe cleaner body.
3. Use the pipe cleaners to form 2 ears. You can glue these directly to the body or wrap them around the other pipe cleaners so that they stick up over the head of the bunny.
4. Glue your eyes onto the head of the bunny.
5. Finish by gluing a cotton ball onto the back of the puppet’s body.
6. Sing Peter cotton tail while your fingers dance along!
Anyone can enjoy these simple craft ideas. Get hopping for Easter and Do-It-Yourself!
*All projects inspired by AC Moore Arts and Crafts