This craft is extra special because it not only is it fun to make but it’s also fun to play with after you’re done creating. This hopping bunny craft is made interactive wiht a metal brad element where the bunny hops into his hole. Use your imagination to decorate the field and the rabbit however you want. No two crafts should look the same.
I bet you’ve never heard of craft flashcards…Of course you haven’t…because I totally made it up 🙂 As a pediatric Occupational Therapist, I’ve witnessed kids struggle to complete multi-step activities. So, I came up with this brilliant (if I do say myself) way to break down crafts into bite-sized pieces in the form of flashcards.
It’s especially perfect for those kiddos who have limited attention spans.
Crafts are such a great developmental tool for kids (improves motor planning, attention span, executive functioning, fine motor skills, language development and more), and using flashcards makes planning crafts for your kids to enjoy even easier.
Just print out a few of your favorites onto cardstock, cut them into the cards with a hole in the corner and place them on a keyring that you can connect to your craft supply bag (which you can fill using our master list of supplies that we stick to for every single one of the projects in the flashcard collection). It’s so simple.
And the best part is that there’s not a screen in sight. Technology is such a great thing, but it’s also nice to take a break from it once in awhile and let the brain explore in other ways. Click the image to learn more about our collection of 100 Craft Flashcards for Kids.
Fun Facts About Rabbits
- Bunnies are social animals and prefer the company of their own species.
- They’re able to pinpoint a sound because their ears turn in 180 degrees.
- Rabbits can communicate using body language, like clenching their facial muscles and changing body positions.
- They can live from anywhere from 8 to 12 years.
- Baby rabbits are called ‘kittens’.
To learn more interest facts about rabbits, check out this article from National Geographic Kids.
Save this cute rabbit craft for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board…
How to make a Bunny Craft
Keep in mind as you’re making this adorable funny craft that your craft shouldn’t look exactly like the one you see here. Use your imagination and make whatever changes you like. This is just a guideline for your to use for an interactive rabbit craft.
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plates (9-inch coated)
- Paint (optional)
- Q-tips (optional)
- Single hole punch
- Metal brad
- Black Sharpie
- Bunny outline template
My favorite thing in the world is to see families crafting together…because I know how much a child will look back on that and remember nothing but love. There is something so special about creating together, but we put it off saying that there’s not enough time. Well, that changes today because we’ve come up with a method that takes so much of the prep time out of kids crafts so that you can get right to the good stuff.
Use our master list of just 27 basic items to fill your bag. Most of the things are items you likely already have in your home. Once your bag’s filled you’re ready to make anything that you see on this site.
Step 1-Cut the Plate
- Draw a wavy line on your paper plate about an inch above the center.
- Cut across the plate on the wavy line.
Step 2-Make a Field
- Color a field, large section on the bottom of your paper plate.
- With a brown crayon, color the bunny’s hole on the right side of your plate.
- Optional-Lay out a piece of newspaper and squeeze out a few colors of paint for flowers. Then use a q-tip to tap paint some flowers in the field.
*If you don’t want to get out the paint, just draw some flowers in your field with crayons.
Step 3-Use the Bunny Outline
- Download and print the bunny craft template.
- Use the template to trace and cut out a bunny form from the remaining half of the paper plate.
Step 4-Add Some Details
- One the matte side of the bunny, add some details with your crayons and markers, such as pink for the inner ear. Make your bunny’s face. We used a permanent marker for the little dot of an eye.
- You can also add wiggly eyes if you prefer.
- There are no limits here. Make your bunny look however you want, using your imagination.
Step 5: Assemble Your Hopping Rabbit Craft
- Punch a hole in the center of the top of the plate where you colored the field.
- Then also punch a hole in the back of the bunny in the center of his back foot.
- Use a metal brad to connect the bunny and the paper plate.
- Now your bunny will be able to hop into his hole.
Now it’s time to make your rabbit do the bunny hop. This is such a fun activity. Just turn him so that he jumps into his hole. then bring him back out again the other side so that he can hop back in all over again. See how fast you can make your bunny hop.
When to use this bunny craft…
Honestly, I think that bunnies are a fun craft subject for any time of the year. But they are especially the perfect theme for Spring and Easter crafts. If making this an Easter bunny craft, you could put little colored easter eggs in the grass, along with the flowers. You could even put a little top hat on the rabbit to make him the Easter bunny. It’s such an easy Easter craft when you use the craft template.
You can even make several hopping bunnies as Easter decorations on a school bulletin board or for the fridge at home.
What age is this craft for?
As always, an adult should always be present when kids are making crafts, no matter the age. Of course, little ones are going to need a bit more assistance. For this craft, it can be completed independently by kids who can cut complex shapes. Cutting out the bunny’s head can be a little tricky.
However, if crafting with young kids who have not yet mastered using scissors, simply pre-cut the elements. Even a toddler will be able to color on grass. Toddlers and preschoolers will likely need some help, to various degrees, to assembly the final project.
What if I don’t have a paper plate on hand?
You can make this craft using just construction paper, following the same instructions. However, the craft will not take as much wear and tear and will likely rip at the point where the items are connected much more easily since construction paper is not as stiff and thick as a paper plate.
Keep crafting with this video craft tutorial
If you love this craft, you’re also going to enjoy making this kangaroo craft. The little joey goes in and out of the pouch. So much fun!