Let’s make a paper plate bunny craft that works great as a paper plate Easter crafts for kids of all ages. Crafted with simple items like paper plates, pipe cleaners, cotton balls and felt or paper scraps, this paper plate bunny can take on different appearances and works great in the classroom, at home or at church.
Paper Plate Bunny Craft for Kids
This is a cute Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft that your kids will love making. We love paper plate crafts in our home and I know you’ll enjoy displaying this adorable Easter bunny craft that your kids can make.
Paper plate crafts always make the perfect preschool Easter craft because they are inexpensive because they require supplies you usually already have (or can substitute items you have on hand), only need a little bit of set up and the actual crafting time for the kids is on average 15 minutes.
How to Make a Paper Plate Easter Bunny
It’s amazing how simple every day objects can be transformed into something cute and creative in a matter of minutes. You’ll only need a few common craft supplies to make this Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft.
It doesn’t take long to brighten our kitchen for Easter!
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Supplies Needed to Make Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft
Instructions for Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft
First, take one of the paper plates and cut it into thirds, like shown.
You won’t need the middle piece.
The two sides will become bunny ears.
Next, using scissors cut out of the light pink craft felt a shape that is smaller than the ears. This will become the inner part of the Easter bunny ear.
Paper plate craft tip: I just eye-balled it. Once you get the shape right, cut out an identical shape from the light pink felt.
Glue the pink inner felt ear cut out to paper plate ears with the school glue, like shown.
Now let’s work on the Easter bunny head!
Make a small pink heart cut out from the pink felt.
Take the other paper plate and glue the small heart shape onto the middle of the plate with the school glue.
Take your 3 pipe cleaners and glue them just under the nose with the hot glue gun. Bend the top and bottom whiskers slightly.
Paper plate craft tip: Older children can probably do this part on their own, but a grown up will need to help younger kids.
Then glue the cotton balls onto the pipe cleaners with school glue, like shown below. We used 3 cotton balls on each side.
Using the school glue, adhere the googly eyes onto the Easter bunny.
Then take a black marker and draw the mouth and teeth.
Finally, you can attach the ears to your Easter bunny with a single staple per ear. For a finishing touch I used the remaining light pink felt and added a little bow tie for our Easter bunny. I also rounded out the top of my bunny’s ears.
Our Finished Paper Plate Bunny!
Isn’t this Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft so adorable?!
We hope you have much making him as we did!
Step by Step Directions Review – Paper Plate Bunny
2 paper plates
3 pipe cleaners for the whiskers
6 cotton balls
2 medium or large googly eyes
1/2 sheet of light pink craft felt
Glue gun and glue stick
Scissors or preschool training scissors
Stapler and staples
- Cut one paper plate into thirds and discard the middle piece – the two outside pieces will be used as rabbit ears.
- Cut out inner ear shapes from pink felt (you could also color the inside of the paper plate ears with pink marker or crayon).
- Glue the felt into place.
- Cut a small heart from the felt and glue as the bunny nose in the middle of the second paper plate.
- Take 3 pipe cleaners and glue the middle of each under the heart as whiskers any glue will work, but hot glue will be quicker and more secure.
- Glue 6 cotton balls over the whisker area you just glued.
- Add two googly eyes.
- With a black marker draw bunny teeth and the top of the bunny mouth.
- Attach the ears – we found that staples work the best are the quickest.
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How did your paper plate Easter bunny craft turn out?