I am so thankful for the amazing ideas I have found from wonderful moms this Easter season. I love that I have been able to do (and will be doing) fun things with my girlie to celebrate the gift that we all have been given at Easter, a savior!
We have been working on a craft for an Easter party she was invited to this week. They will be putting together their own bunny basket first.
The construction paper basket instructions I found here, but I only used how to do the paper basket. I am giving them this piece put together already.
For my bunny parts, I was not exact here, I just made paper patterns for the circle head, feet, white ears and then the pink ears to lay on top of the white ears. For the eyelashes and the little black toe marks on the feet I used sticky felt with a sticker back. Again, I wasn't exact, just went the width of the felt to cut narrow pieces and then across cut in one shot to separate them from the rest of the felt sheet.
First the kids will take their circle for the face and glue on the google eyes, sticker on the eyelashes, glue on the nose (little pom poms from the craft store), and then draw their mouth.
Setting the face aside, they will then choose their ribbon handle and we'll staple that to the basket.
I have foam stickers of flowers, bugs, butterflies and such that they can then cover the staples with and add some extra decoration. My hubby had a cute idea that they could use a flower sticker on the bunny face like it was a flower in her hair!
Next they will glue the four feet on to the bottom of the basket. I already added the black toe marks for them to save some time.
We have a cotton ball for the tail on the back of the basket to glue on next.
The pink felt is also a self stick with a sticker back. They will stick the pink on top of the white to give it those cute bunny ears.
Then they will glue to ears to the front of the basket. And finally glue the face to the front overlapping the ears a bit.
They can pick a color of crinkle to add to their baskets. What will they put in their basket?
A bag of jelly beans with the Jelley Bean Prayer attached: