These crafty little Easter bunnies are adorable and a fun project for older kids. First, this is not the typical project I usually like to share since it is not open-ended. But it is so high on the cute factor, that we’re going to do it!
Supplies needed for the Easter bunnies:
- 1/2 inch glue dots or liquid glue. I found that the glue dots work best.
- large plastic eggs
- large buttons – These were purchased at Walmart in the craft section
- a feather boa – or some other fuzzy material
- craft foam sheets or cardstock – for the ears
- Easter grass – I used green paper gift sack filler that I had on hand.
Make the Bunny
First, take one plastic egg half and add a large button to the bottom using a glue dot so it will stand.
Then either drizzle white elmers glue in the egg or line the edge at the top with glue dots.
White glue in an egg…
This one shows the glue dots on upper edge. I love glue dots and they are fast becoming a “go to” glue option. I like them because they are really sticky, they don’t burn, and they don’t have to dry…
Add the grass and press into the glue dots. It is a bit more tricky if you’ve used white glue, because it will need some drying time.
Cut a piece off of the feather boa about 4 inches long. Wrap it around your fingers, put it into the center of the grass and fluff it a bit. Press just a bit of the boa in the glue. It is important to have a little circle in the middle so that there will be a place for the ears.
I cut bunny ears from craft foam, there isn’t a pattern. Just wing it! It will be okay!
Once you get them cut, add a drop of glue or a glue dot and stick them into the boa. Press a bit of the boa into the glue on the ears for stability.
Have fun making Easter Egg Bunnies together! It can definitely be a team project.
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We decorated Easter eggs using dye and stickers, then we peeled off the stickers for a resist dye effect. A couple of years ago we decorated eggs using a similar technique with hot glue. This is a bit more kid friendly and very simple to do.
Supplies for Egg Decorating:
- boiled eggs
- Easter egg dye of your choice (This is Paas dye from Walmart.)
Start with boiled, dry eggs:
Place stickers of your choice on the eggs and really press them on so that there aren’t any gaps. We found that smaller stickers worked better on the curvy surface.
Then drop them into the dye!
The colors were so vivid! We let them sit in the dye for at least ten minutes because we wanted the colors to be dark.
They looked great. We weren’t sure if the stickers would stick, but they did!
I have no idea why this one had a spattered look, but we liked it…
Let the eggs dry thoroughly, but don’t let the stickers dry completly. We found that they came off much easier if they were still a bit wet.
Then we dropped them into another dye so that the white part of the shell was colored a different color; plus it changed the first color a bit too.
The outcome was a bit rustic and unexpected, but we liked them!
The combinations are limitless. It is a wonderful opportunity to experiment with color theory and creativity.
Have fun decorating Easter eggs together!
If you liked this post you may like these egg decorating ideas too:
Mod Podge Easter Eggs
Hot Glue Easter Eggs
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We are ready for Spring! We are saying good bye to Old Man Winter and are making cupcake paper flowers. They are delightfully easy and need only basic supplies.
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In honor of International Pancake Day, we are making swirl pancakes. Similar to funnel cakes, these are made with less oil and make a crisp pancake. Cooking with kids and having breakfast together is a great way to connect and make a memory. Do you have a favorite pancake memory? My mother made Micky Mouse pancakes, then served them with butter and sprinkled with sugar. If you have older kids that understand safety limits around a stove or gridle they may enjoy creating the pancakes with you.
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A fellow parent educator gave our group these adorable little post-it note books. She simply made a cute cover for a post-it pad. I thought they would make fun books for our kids to make that would encourage them to write. However, they could also be used as a little Mother’s Day gift or a teacher’s gift too.
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