Most of what is needed you will already have around the house and where it comes to fun little projects like this, there will be no shortage of eager little hands to help either.
To make an Easter bunny you will need:
- A Styrofoam egg
- Cotton balls
- A length of white pipe cleaner
- A length of pink pipe cleaner
- Thin wire
- A pink pom-pom for the nose
- A wire cutter
- Lace or fabric
Making the bunny:
Put glue on two cotton balls and stick them to the bottom of the Styrofoam egg. These are the bunny’s feet.
Bend the pink pipe cleaner into an oval and bend the white pipe cleaner around it. Prick them on top as the Styrofoam egg. These are the bunny’s ears.
Glue two eyes and the pink pom-pom on the Styrofoam egg.
Cut several lengths of thin wire and glue them next to the nose. These are the bunny’s whiskers.
Cut a hole in a cardboard sheet that matches the Styrofoam egg. The egg will rest on this piece of cardboard. Drape lace or fabric around the cardboard.
Alternatively, you can cut a piece off the Styrofoam egg so that the bunny can sit on his own without being supported by cardboard.
All these materials can be found in a hobby store or Dollar store.
Making the bunny should be supervised as pipe cleaners have sharp points, glue can be toxic and the use of a wire cutter and scissors can be dangerous.
A safer choice and is perhaps making an eatable bunny.
For an eatable bunny you will need:
- Pretzel sticks
- Cottage cheese
Making the bunny:
Put cottage cheese on a cracker.
Use two blueberries for eyes, a strip of carrot for a nose and a piece of radish for the mouth of the bunny.
Place pretzel sticks next to the nose for whiskers.
In the event that you are making these eatable bunnies for a party, you might want to keep an eye on them. These kinds of ‘bunnies’ have a way of ‘running off’ with the first hungry mouth that comes along.