crafts for kids – bunny basket craft

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 you will need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Construction Paper or Cardstock
  • Chenille Stem
  • Pom-Poms
  • Crayons
  • Craft Glue
  • Stapler
  • Scissors – Used for cutting the paper.
  • Wire Cutters or Old Scissors – Used for cutting the chenille stems.

 To form the basket, which is also the bunny’s body, fold the paper plate in half and staple along the rounded edge of the folded plate. Leave about 4-inches along the top open to fill.

Using construction paper or cardstock, cut out a basket handle about an inch wide and 12-inches long. Also cut out your bunny’s ears. I cut out 2 white ears and 2 smaller pink ear shapes to be the inside of the ears.

Glue the strip of paper into the opening on the curved side of the plate to form the basket handle. Then, glue the ears near one side of the handle on both sides of the paper plate as shown in the picture above.

Use an old pair of scissors or a wire cutter to cut a piece of chenille stem into 3 equal pieces, about 4-inches long.

Glue the whiskers onto the bunny basket as shown in the photo above.

Next, glue a small pom-pom onto the whiskers to look like the bunny’s nose.

 You can simply draw the eyes onto your bunny using crayons or even markers. If you prefer, you can glue on wiggle eyes instead.

Finally, glue a pom-pom (or you can use a cotton ball) on to look like a puffy tail. Once all the glue is dry, you can fill this cute bunny basket with easter grass and treats!