With Easter just around the corner, we’ve been doing lots of Easter crafts in my house. This Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft is one of my favorites. I took an old favorite— the cotton balls on a paper plate idea and added a little flare. Most of these items you should have on hand but if you don’t, I’ve listed some substitutions at the end of the post.
I can remember doing this craft when I was kid…many years ago with my mom or at school. Gluing cotton balls on to a paper plate and calling it an Easter Bunny is no new discovery in the realm of Easter crafts but my very cute addition is what makes it a little extra fun, especially for little ones.
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Before gluing the cotton balls on, cut a small slit at the bottom of the paper plate. This will be used when you’re all done to feed a popsicle stick through with a carrot attached. It will look like the bunny is munching on a carrot as the stick is moved up and down!
My little one thought this was the coolest craft we’ve done in a while. All day he was jumping around the house pretending to be a bunny eating his carrot!
Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft Materials:
- 2 Large or small paper plates
- Cotton Balls
- Pink pom-pom
- Black pipe cleaners
- Construction paper- green, orange, pink, & white
- Large Googly eyes
- 1 popsicle stick
- Glue stick
- Glue gun
Steps to making your own Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft:
- Cut a small slit in the bottom of the paper plate about 1”- 2” long.
- Glue the cotton balls on the paper plate.
- Cut ears out from the second paper plate. Cut smaller pieces from the pink paper and glue them onto the white ears.
- Glue completed ears onto the bunny’s face.
- Cut 6 strips of black or pink pipe cleaners to make whiskers.
- Glue on eyes and whiskers. Form a mouth from pink pipe cleaner.
- Draw and cut a large carrot from orange construction paper, greenery for the top of the carrot, and white paws. Glue the completed carrot onto a popsicle stick.
- Feed the end of the popsicle stick down through the front of the newly made slit and from the back of the paper plate, move the stick up and down.
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Hope everyone has a safe and happy Easter at home. If you don’t have some of the items needed for this craft, make do with what you have instead of running out to Michaels or Walmart. Check out some of the substitutions I listed below.
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- Cotton balls- pink or white pom-poms
- Pipe cleaners- black craft foam or felt cut into strips
- Popsicle stick- strip of cardboard cut thin
- Pom-pom nose- pink construction paper
- Paper plate- white cardboard or thick paper
Have you tried this Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft? If you like it, please pin and share.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.