This paper plate bunny craft is not just fun to make but can be used to carry around those Easter goodies. Or really, anything at all. It doesn’t need to be an Easter bunny craft. Really, rabbits are adorable any time of the year, and make especially good spring crafts since that is when they start to come out to play. Our yard usually has no less than 3 visible bunnies at any given time in the Spring. This easy bunny paper craft also includes a template if you want it to make things just a little bit easier.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- 3 Paper plates (9-inch coated)
- Black Sharpie marker
- Stapler with staples
- Hole punch
- White yarn
- Washi tape
- Glue stick
- 2 Large googly eyes (self-adhesive are best)
- Optional: Large white pompom and Elmer’s glue
- Bunny craft template
Like every craft on this site, this easy paper bunny craft is made from supplies that are included in the master list of craft supplies that we use for every single project on this site. We stick to this list for all of our creative projects, without fail. This approach makes crafting with your kids so much easier and actually do-able, even when life is hectic. Just fill your bag, and you will be ready to go…crafting so many memories with your family.
Step 1: Prepare the Paper Plate
- Layer 2 paper plates and cut a straight line about an inch above center.
- Keep the top pieces of the plate that will not be used for the bunny pouch because they will be used for the ears later.
- Flip the plates so that the tops are facing each other and there is an opening.
- Once lined up, use a hole punch to place a hole on each side of the top opening. This is where the handles will go.
Step 2: Make the Pouch to Start Your Rabbit Craft
- With the top of the cut plates facing each other so that there is an opening in the middle, use the stapler to staple all around the outside edge.
- A more advanced alternate for this step is to make holes all around the outside of the cut plates, with the pouch formed. The holes should be about 1/2″ apart.
- Then use the white yarn to lace the plates together.
- *To make this a little easier, I secured the plates together with a couple of staples to hold everything in place while the holes were made.
Step 3: Add the Ears to the Paper Bunny Craft
- Print the bunny craft template and cut out the ears. Then trace them on the remaining pieces of paper plate. (Or you can draw ears freehand).
- Use a pink marker to draw in the center of each Easter bunny craft ear.
- Finally, glue the bunny ears in place with the glue stick.
Step 4: Give Your Paper Plate Bunny Craft Details
- Place the eyes on your paper plate bunny craft. You can choose how close or far apart to make the eyes and what size googly eyes to use. If your googly eyes are not self-adhesive, use the glue stick.
- Then take out the black Sharpie marker and give your Easter bunny craft a nose and some eyebrows.
Step 5: Add a Bow to Your Easter Bunny Craft
- Take out the third plate and cover the bottom center with washi tape (pattern and color of your choice).
- Decide if your bunny craft will be a girl or boy and choose a bow.
- Then cut out the bow you have chosen from your rabbit craft template.
- Trace it onto the plate on the back of the area with the washi tape.
- Cut it out and glue it onto your easy paper bunny craft.
Step 6: Give Your Spring Craft Purse a Handle
- Cut 3 lengths of white yarn about 2 yards long.
- With the 3 pieces of yarn together, place knots along the yarn about 6 inches apart.
- Make the length of the handle to suit your child and then tie it into place on each side, using the holes that you made in step 1.
- Trim away the excess.
- A more advanced option for this step is to braid the purse handle.
- Then just do the same and tie it in place, cutting it to the proper length for your little one.
Optional Step: Give the Bunny a Tail
- For an added touch, use the Elmer’s glue to give your bunny a fluffy white tail on the back of the Easter purse.
Now that you know how to make a bunny craft, what will you do with it? This paper plate bunny craft is a great way for your little one to carry around their treasures, whether that be matchbox cars, candy, dolls, army men, crayons, flowers, Easter eggs or whatever! And your paper bunny craft does not need to look like this one. Make it your own and use your imagination.