Easter is right around the corner, so we have begun our Easter crafts! Before starting our bunnies, we read The Easter Bunny is Missing by Steve Metzger. It was a cute story about the Easter Bunny’s friends trying to find him before Easter.
Our craft for the day was a pair of bunnies made from toilet paper rolls. Here are the materials that we used:
- 2 toilet paper rolls
- Pink and blue construction paper
- Sticky googly eyes
- Foam stickers for the nose (we used orange triangles)
- Pink marker
- Brown or black marker
- Elmer’s glue
First, I cut the blue and pink paper to the size of the toilet paper roll. I did this by lying the toilet paper roll on top of the construction paper, and making a small slit.
I then folded the paper along the slit to make a straight line, and finished cutting the rest of the paper.
I also cut ears out of the blue and pink construction paper. (You could really use any color that you or your child wants. Olivia chose blue and pink so that she could make a boy and girl bunny.)
Next, Olivia glued the paper all the way around the tubes.
She then used pink marker to make the insides of the ears, and glued them to the tops of the tubes.
The last step was to make the bunnies’ faces. Olivia attached the sticky googly eyes, the foam nose, and drew a mouth and whiskers using a brown marker. I had shown her how to make the whiskers, but she drew them on the bunnies completely on her own! She was so proud of herself!
There’s a lot that you could do to make changes to this craft. Some examples would be to paint the tubes (rather than covering them with construction paper), or cover them in felt. For the nose, you could use other materials rather than the foam stickers including tiny pom poms, buttons, or sequins. That’s one of the reasons why I love doing these crafts with Olivia. The options are endless!