[Crafty Monday] Pretty Paper Bunnies

My last Easter-inspired craft before Easter comes on Sunday. These super sweet bunnies are the easiest thing to make, and so pretty to hang as an Easter garland.

The idea came from “Crafting with Kids” by Catherine Woram – it’s a great book. I’ve made several of the crafts and recommend it.

In the book, she used different colored solid paper, but I decided to dress up the bunnies a little more with some patterned paper.

The supply list for this very kid-friendly craft is ridiculously short. You need:

  • Colored/patterned paper (heavier paper/cardstock is best)
  • Six metal fasteners per bunny (I call them “brads”)
  • Scissors

There’s really not much to this tutorial. You don’t need a pattern. You just need to cut out a few pieces and then fasten them together with the brads. See the picture below for the pieces to each bunny.

Cut out:

  • Two ears
  • A triangle / A-shaped body
  • An oval for the head
  • Two small ovals for the feet
  • Two more small ovals: one for the nose and one for the tail

If you look at the picture below, you’ll understand easily how it fits together.

When I made my bunnies, I started at the top, attaching one ear to the head with a brad. Notice how the brad becomes the bunny’s eye, so when you attach the other ear to the head, make sure the second brad lines up with the first one so that the bunny doesn’t have crooked eyes.

When you attach the nose, you’re actually attaching the head to the body, using the brad that goes through the nose. This brad is a little more difficult to poke through the paper, because you’re going through three layers. You might want to take an awl or something sharp to poke a hole.

After you’ve attached the head to the body, then you can attach the feet and the tail.

It’s that simple.

You can play with all different colors and patterns. And it’s fun for kids because the bunny’s body parts are movable. You could make floppy-eared bunnies too.

I love how these turned out.

Did you have a good weekend?

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    lesley said,

    these are adorable :) perhaps a craft for us on friday morning! thanks!

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    sherry said,

    Adorable! Will be sharing it on our site.

    all the best,
    Sherry + Wendy @ Kiboomu

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