Saturday, April 7, 2012

Eggcelent Easter Bunnies

Hippity hoppity Easter's on its way! Tomorrow. So to celebrate, we made these adorable little Easter egg bunnies out of my exceptionally large stash of plastic eggs that I had hoarded away this year.

This is sort of a classic kids' project. I've seen bunnies, chicks, caterpillars, and butterflies, etc. made from plastic eggs, so this is my own little variation of said bunnies. Alexis loved making them, especially the noses (for some reason?).

You'll Need:
Large plastic eggs (however many bunnies you wish to make)
White felt
Pink craft pom poms (1 for each bunny)
Googly eyes (2 for each bunny)
Pipe cleaners (1 for each bunny)
Black permanent marker
Glue (I used my trusty hot glue gun. Tacky glue or rubber cement might work as well, but I like hot glue because it is non-toxic)

Fold each pipe cleaner in half and pinch (it should be a V shape). Then bend each side down - to make the ear shape -  and twist the end to the point of the V to hold. You can bend and shape your ears however you like.

For the feet, I cut out a large heart shape from white felt, and for the tail, a circle from the felt.

Attach all the pieces to make it look like a bunny. The ears attach well to the back of the "head" (top back of egg). If you lay your heart-shaped feet on a table or crafting surface, apply a small glob of glue near the point, then press your egg down on top, you can make sure to glue it at an angle that supports the bunny sitting up. I found the bigger the heart, the better support.

Draw your mouth and whiskers on with the permanent marker.

Don't forget the bunny butts! Adorable :)

Note: I learned while making the Chica Cake that when attaching googly eyes with hot glue, use only a very small dot or else the back of the eye will start to melt and get ripples in it.

Quick & Easy and super cute Easter Bunnies!
This lunch would be perfect for today too, if the talk around your house is all about the Easter bunny ;)

Happy Easter Everyone!!


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