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Paper Plate Bunny

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A picture of a paper plate bunny art project

Kids will love creating their own paper plate bunny with cotton balls.

Photo © Apryl Duncan
Hippity hoppety, it's a paper plate bunny. This easy craft can be used to celebrate Easter or show off your child's love of rabbits all year long.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 30 minutes to create, plus drying time

Here's How:

  1. Glue 2 paper plates together to create a sturdy base for your paper plate bunny. Allow to dry completely.
  2. Cut the paper plate into an oval shape by trimming off the sides. This will leave you with 2 crescent-shaped paper plate pieces and 1 large oval.
  3. Spread glue onto the oval-shaped paper plate and cover it with cotton balls. This will be your bunny's face.
  4. Spread glue over the crescent-shaped paper plate pieces. These will be your bunny's ears. Leave the bottom edges of the ears bare. This will be where you attach the ears to the bunny's head in a later step. Cover the rest of the paper plate pieces with cotton balls. Set aside.
  5. Glue 2 wiggly eyes to the paper plate bunny's face.
  6. Take 1 black pipe cleaner and fold it into 3 equal parts. Cut with scissors to create 3 whiskers. Repeat with the other black pipe cleaner. This will give you 6 total whiskers.
  7. Dab a few dots of glue on the back of each pipe cleaner. Put each whisker in place on the bunny's face and lightly press down to glue them to the cotton balls.
  8. Glue a pink pom pom in the center of the black pipe cleaner whiskers. This is your bunny's nose.
  9. Cut a small square out of the black construction paper. This will be the background of your bunny's teeth.
  10. Cut two small squares out of the white construction paper. These will be your bunny's teeth. They should be slightly smaller than the black square you cut in the previous step.
  11. Glue the 2 white squares to the black square. The black square should show up around and in between the white teeth. Now glue the black square to the paper plate bunny's face.
  12. Cut a smile out of pink construction paper and glue it to the paper plate bunny's face. It should overlap the top of the bunny's teeth a bit.
  13. Mom's makeup comes in handy now. Load a makeup brush with pink blush. Use short brush strokes to blend the blush with the cotton balls on the bunny's ears. Use as much or as little blush as you wish. Only apply the blush to the middle of the ears, leaving the outside edges white.
  14. Apply glue to the bare spot of each of the bunny's ears. Attach the bunny's ears to the bunny's head.
  15. Wait for the bunny to dry completely before displaying it.

Tips:

  1. Cotton balls can be fluffed to give your bunny a furry look and hide the edges of the paper plate.
  2. With the exception of the cutting, kids can complete this project by themselves. Cut your supplies in advance so they can work on the project on their own.
  3. You can make a double-sided bunny to hang from the ceiling. Finish one bunny, flip over the paper plate and make another bunny face on the other side. Use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of the bunny's head and run string through it to display your double-sided bunny.

What You Need

  • 2 paper plates
  • About 50 cotton balls
  • Pink blush
  • Makeup brush
  • 2 large googly eyes
  • 1 sheet each of white, black and pink construction paper
  • 2 black pipe cleaners
  • 1 large pink pom pom
  • Glue
  • Scissors
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