This sweet rabbit craft for preschoolers is so simple and fun for little ones to make. It’s also the perfect way to practice fine motor skills and bilateral coordination (working those hands together). Crafts offer so many opportunities for kids to express their creativity and get away from screens while also learning valuable skills. And with those skills comes greater independence and confidence to attempt even more new activities.
This is the perfect time of year to make these beautiful paper plate bird crafts and learn about our feathery friends…
When is the best time to make a bunny craft? Any time! Of course, this would make a perfect Easter craft or Spring craft, but you can really make a sweet little rabbit any time. I promise it will make you smile.
If you enjoy this rabbit craft, you are going to love making these other bunny crafts:
- Lacing bunny
- Popsicle stick bunny
- Yarn wrapped bunnies
- Bunny silhouettes
- Bunny wreath
- Paper bunny
- Painted bunny
- Bunny pouches
- Paper bag bunny
- Fluffy bunny
- Bunny mobile
Fun Facts about Rabbits
- Rabbits need more than just carrots to live on. They actually prefer greens, like clover, weeds and grass.
- The Flemish Giant Rabbit can get as big as 2.5 feet long and 22 pounds.
- Baby rabbits are called kittens.
- When a bunny is happy it will do a hop and twirl in the air, called a binky.
- Rabbits groom themselves like cats.
For more fun information about bunnies, check out this article from National Geographic Kids.
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plates (9-inch coated)
- White and pink paint
- White yarn
- Elmer’s glue
- Small pink pompom
- Googly eyes (self-adhesive)
- 2 Clothespins
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How to make a Rabbit Craft for Preschoolers
Step 1: Paint the Bunny Ears
- Place the 2 clothespins on a paper plate.
- Paint them white using a pompom.
- Then use a q-tip to add a little pink center to the middle of the clothespins so that they look like bunny ears.
- Set them aside to dry.
*If you really do not want to mess with paint, simply use crayons or washi tape to cover the clothespins instead.
Step 2: Make a Fluffy Circle
- Cut out a circle from the center of a paper plate.
- Then tape the end of the yarn to the back of the circle.
- Wrap it around and around until your bunny is as fluffy as you want it to be.
- When you get to the end, cut the yarn and tape down the end to the back of the bunny’s head.
*This may be particularly difficult for some little ones still developing their bilateral coordination. To make it a little easier, cut tiny slits all around the outside of the circle (about 1/4 inch apart) for the yarn to anchor into as your kiddo is wrapping it around. The yarn will not slide off the round edges as easily with this approach.
Step 3: Add the Face
- Once the circle has been all wrapped up, place the googly eyes.
- Then glue the small pink pompom into place for the nose. Be sure not to move it around too much while the glue is drying.
*If you have them on hand, a glue dot works great for placing the bunny’s nose. There’s no wait time for glue to dry with this approach.
Step 4: Put the Bunny Craft Together
- Once everything has dried (the paint for the ears and glue for the nose), pinch the clothespins to the top of the yarn wrapped circle.
Now your rabbit craft for preschoolers is complete.
Now that you know how to make this adorable rabbit craft, really make it your own. Change up the colors or the size or add a bow tie…or whatever you can think of. This is your craft, and it should look how you want.
Enjoy making another bunny craft with this simple video tutorial…
Try These Easter Crafts Too
- Popsicle Stick Easter Characters
- Easter Basket
- Bunny Wreath
- Squish Paint Eggs
- Easter Chick
- Popsicle Stick Ducky
- Popsicle Stick Easter Eggs
- Fluffy Bunny
- Popsicle Stick Bunnies