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Bunnies are everywhere this time of year! Each of our paper plate bunnies is made with one paper plate so with a whole stack, just imagine all the bunnies!

Start with:

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pom pom

Step 1: Paint the outer edge of the paper plate and allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut the painted portion off of the paper plate.

Step 3: Cut painted paper plate portion into four pieces, two approximately 4 inches and two approximately 3 inches. Cut two ears from the leftover portion.

Step 4: Glue the two larger pieces together.

Step 5: Glue the smaller pieces to the top of the larger pieces, forming the bunny's body. 

 

Step 6: Glue ears to top of bunny's head. Trim the edges for rounded look - optional.

Step 7: Glue pom pom to back of bunny.

These would also be such a fun decoration strung together as garland. Sweet, colorful bunnies - everywhere!

Eggs, bunnies, birds - signs of Spring - and we combined two out of the three for these festive Easter Egg Birds!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue
  • Paper Plates

Step 1: Cut out egg shape from cardboard.

Step 2: Paint egg and allow to dry.

Step 3: Cut colored (either painted or from printed boxes) cardboard into geometric shapes.

Step 4: Decorate eggs with geometric shapes.

Step 5: Cut eyes and beak from paper plate or cardboard. 

Step 6: Cut feathers from painted paper plates.

Step 7: Glue eyes, beak, and feathers to decorated eggs, turning them into birds!

If you have a spare cardboard box or two, this is such a fun invitation to create. Cut out the shapes and prepare for some festive fun!

 

Craft night is still going strong over here but these would also make a lovely Easter themed invitation to create!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock and paper scraps

Create it!

Step 1: Cut bunny shape from cardboard. We cut one out of paper first and used it to trace onto cardboard.

Step 2: Paint the bunnies and allow to dry.

Step 3: Dress the bunnies in their fancy Easter finery using cardstock or colored/patterned papers!

We try to have one family craft night per month. Sometimes it is a bit hard to fit in but it is something we always enjoy together.

 

Beautiful colored eggs of all sizes and hues - this is the season! One of my littles has an egg allergy so we haven't dyed a lot of Easter eggs. Instead, this year we made some colorful 3D eggs with paper plates and upcycled plastic tops!

Start with:

  • Paper Plate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Hot Glue Gun (We recommend adult assistance with hot glue gun.)
  • Plastic Bottle Tops (We used tops from milk containers)
  • Yarn
  • Pom Poms

Create it!

Step 1: Paint outer edge of paper plate and allow to dry. 

Step 2: Cut out painted portion and then cut into equal halves.

Step 3: Glue edge of paper plate to side of plastic bottle top and wrap around, gluing each portion around. Repeat with second half.

Step 4: Glue two halves together.

Step 5: Decorate with yarn and pom poms!

We used yarn and pom poms to add accents but beads, tapes and so many other materials would be fun too. Use what you have on hand!