Bunnies are cute and cuddly, and we love them even more when they deliver wonderfully colored Easter eggs and chocolate candy. Prepare for the Easter Bunny's arrival with these charming projects that would make even Peter Cottontail jealous.
How appropriate that an Easter egg forms the rounded bodies of these adorable bunnies! Apply strips of double-stick tape all around a plastic egg. Starting at the top, wrap the egg with yarn until fully covered. Felt shapes and pom-poms provide the face; fishing line the whiskers.
An activity and table decoration in one! Have the crayons ready for this printable Easter Bunny place mat that's craving some color.
Paper crafters will flip -- or bounce -- for this bunny-rific Easter card. Begin with a blank card made from kraft paper or the color of your choice. Select a patterned background paper with large colorful circles or Easter eggs and a solid light color paper, such as sky blue. Cut out an arch in the patterned paper, and sew the arched paper over the solid blue sheet.
Create the grass by layering three types of green paper together. Snip short fringe in the tops of the green paper and gently fold forward.
For the Easter Bunny, cut the body shapes from heavy-duty gray cardstock (free pattern below). Trim white felt to form the touchably soft belly, face, tail, and hair. Finish with pink ear and nose details, and draw eyes. Attach Easter egg brads, buttons, or stickers to a thin strip of paper and attach to the bunny's hands.
These sprite bunnies are cheap to put together -- you could make an entire bunny herd! Secure a white wooden egg into an eggcup; draw on eyes and nose as shown. Get our pattern for the hat and ears, below, then trim the hat from colorful felt and the ears from white felt. Pinch the hat and glue the edges. Glue the ears inside the brim.
Dress up the table for Easter dinner with a sophisticated spin on the traditional Easter Bunny. Use heavy-duty cardstock and cut out the silhouette of a rabbit. Then cut out a slightly smaller version of the bunny from patterned scrapbook paper and attach to the cardstock. Repeat the process for the other side of the rabbit. Create a base with a small piece of cardstock that sits perpendicular to the bunny.
Editor's tip: Create a template of a rabbit with clip art on the computer. Then you can easily adjust the size to your preferences.
Just add eggs! Folded felt becomes Peter Cottontail with a few creative stitches. To make one bag, cut 3 inches from one long side of an 8-1/2x12-inch sheet of wool felt. Cut this strip in half (these will be your ears) and fold in half. Fold the big piece of felt in half. Using the picture as a guide, thread ribbon around the bunny's face, securing the ears at the top. In between the ears, keep the stitch on just the front piece of felt to keep an opening for goodies.
Decorate your bunny with felt eyes and pom-pom noses.
These squeal-worthy hair bows will turn heads. And the admirers will never know how easy they were to make. For the animals, cut each shape from felt fabric. Layer the ears behind the face and top with the face details. Draw on the eyes and mouth. Allow plenty of time to dry. Attach the completed faces to a decorative elastic band.
Cozy up with a fluffy little bunny of your own. Cut a bunny silhouette from white fabric and attach it to a solid pillow for an instant Easter decor update. Capture the touchable texture of a bunny by repurposing an old sweater for the white fabric. You could also use felt, fleece, or wool. For a permanent fix, stitch the silhouette to the pillow. If you're just looking for a seasonal update, use temporary adhesive.