Easter is a great time to sit down and do some craft with your children. Learning to cut out with scissors and following instructions is really good practice for them, not to mention a wonderful opportunity to spend some quality time together. Help them make this adorable easter bunny basket.
you will need to use:
- Cardboard (cereal boxes are great)
- Plastic milk bottle (for the ‘basket handle’)
- Big yoghurt or margarine container
- Bunny Rabbit stencil (download at www.craftgarden.co.nz if required)
- Safety scissors
- PVA glue
- Sticky tape
- Coloured pens or pencils
- White paint and your favourite colour of paint to colour the ‘basket’
- Paint brush
- A piece of felt
- One cotton ball
- One sheet of white scrap paper
- Craft split pins, brads, or string
- Lots of imagination!
step by step:
1. Paint the yoghurt container and leave it to dry. Use the Bunny Rabbit stencil to draw ears shapes on the cardboard. Draw then cut out the face and the eggs shapes on the white paper.
2. Spread glue on the cardboard ear shapes and place the white paper (white side facing up) on top of it. While glue is drying, trace the outside of the shapes you have cut (Bunny’s face and eggs) using crayon.
Grind some crayon using a pencil sharpener, and press the powder onto the shape and smear in the edges; do the same to the Bunny’s ears once they’re dry and after cutting around the edges.
Decorate the eggs with coloured pens; and colour Bunny’s face. Following the stencil, draw the inside of the Bunny ears on the felt and do the same for the nose, cut it out and glue them in their designated places.
Trace around the inside ears using a fine tip pen, it gives a lovely finish.
3. With some help, cut the plastic bottle to get a strip to use as a handle (make sure you get the right length). Once the paint is dry, attach the handle to the container by making small holes on the container and on both ends of the plastic strip and using either: craft split pins or brads; string, by passing the string through the holes and making a tight knot to hold it together; or sticky tape. Then attach the Bunny’s ears, using the same technique. Spread glue evenly on the back of the paper where you drew the Bunny’s face and stick it under the Bunny’s ears in the centre of the container.
4. Do the same to the Easter eggs shapes and stick them the way you like.
5. Finally, for the Bunny’s tail, use glue to stick the cotton ball on the back centre of the container.
6. Your Easter Bunny Basket is ready to be filled up with delicious goodies!