Easter is such a fun time to make crafts with your kids, and some of my 6-year-old’s favorites are bunny-themed projects. We took the time to make a few bunny crafts this year, some that we’d tried before, and a couple that were new to us. Here are three of my daughter’s favorites.
Bunny ears headband sleeve
My two daughters have amassed quite a collection of headbands over the years. One of the crafts we made this year was a bunny ears headband sleeve that my little one could wear with just about any of the plastic headbands that she or her sister own. Best of all, since the sleeve slips right on and off the headband, after the novelty wears off, she can remove the ears and still have her headband in perfect condition.
To make this craft, I took one sheet of card stock and cut out a large pair of bunny ears, lengthwise on the paper, leaving a strip at the bottom about three inches long. I cut that strip down to the width of the outer edges of the ears. Then I cut out a center section, leaving a solid strip of paper about one inch wide, which would fold under the headband, and tabs on either side that would fold back up and glue to the backs of the ears.
Next, my daughter cut out 1 inch squares of pink tissue paper, scrunched them and glued them into the center of the ears to make the pink sections. When that was dry, we glued the tabs onto the backs of the ears, let them dry, then we slipped a headband into the sleeve they created. Easy and cheap ears you could adapt for all sorts of creatures!
Bunny face egg stands
The next craft we made was one we’d done lots of times before, but it’s a great one to do every Easter, because it’s a perfect way for kids to display a favorite egg. First, I cut a strip of construction paper from the narrow end, about an inch and a half wide. Then, I trimmed that strip to five and a half inches in length.
Next, my daughter drew a bunny face on the strip, about an inch wide, near the middle. When she was happy with how it looked, we glued the strip together in a circle, overlapping about half an inch. As she held the paper while it dried, I cut long, skinny ears out of the remnant of the paper strip. Then we glued the ears in place inside the circle, above the face.
We made a few more, because this craft was fast, easy and fun. When they were dry, we put some eggs in them just to see how they looked. They worked perfectly, and the eggs looked cool.
No sew sock bunnies
The final craft we made was new to us, but one we’d seen a lot online. We made sock bunnies which required no sewing at all. First, we found some old mismatched baby socks we could use for the craft. Then my daughter stuffed them as full as she could with beans, up to the ribbed cuff. We liked using regular beans, since my daughter wanted to keep the bunnies and play with them for a while, but you could use new, unworn socks and fill them with jelly beans instead, to give as fun Easter treats.
Next, we took clear rubber bands and secured the socks just below the ribbed cuff to hold the beans in place. We tied colorful ribbons around the bean filled portion of the socks, about one-third of the way down, to form the heads. Then we glued on eyes and a nose, made out of felt, and drew on a bunny mouth with a magic marker. Finally, we cut the ribbed portion of the socks down the middle all the way to the rubber band, and shaped the halves to look like two ears.
My daughter said that the sock bunnies reminded her of Veggie Tales, because they have no arms or legs. I thought that was neat , especially since one of my kids’ favorite Veggie Tales tunes was the one about the bunny.
More by Tavia:
Favorite Bunny Books for Easter
Six Unique Easter Baskets
Easter at the Farm