Spring is in the air, and little hands are ready to get busy! Enjoy some special time with your littles with this hopping bunny in the meadow springtime craft for kids.
Using everyday craft supplies and imagination, create your fluffy bunny. Then make it hop back and forth and up and down all through the meadow.
When your child is finished playing with the paper plate, use the bunny as part of a completely different puppet show.
Use your imagination and create even more popsicle stick characters!
What You’ll Need
- Printable Bunny Cutout (PDF below)
- Cotton balls
- Googly eyes
- Orange pom poms
- Craft stick
- Paper plate
How to Make the Hopping Bunny Spring Craft for Kids
These instructions are the perfect guide to making a perfectly adorable hopping bunny, but feel free to use your own creativity along the way!
Print the bunny cutout: Download and print the bunny outline here. Then cut it out and add pink accents on the ears and feet.
Make the body: starting with the head, help your child apply glue to a section of the bunny’s body. Then stick on the cotton balls. I let my older kids decide the best glue to cotton ratio, but I tend to be more liberal with the glue for my youngest.
I know she’ll be the roughest with the final rabbit, so the added glue helps makes sure the cotton balls stay attached.
Continue applying glue to the cutout and adding cotton balls until the entire printout is full and fluffy!
Make the face: for the face, apply a pretty hefty dot of glue for each eye and attach a googly eye for each glue dot. You can go realistic or let your kids get really wacky and use different sized or even oversized eyes for their bunny.
Have fun with it!
I also snipped a few pieces of twine and tied them together in the middle for the whiskers.
Glue down the whiskers and a little pom pom on top for the nose.
Add the popsicle stick: once your bunny’s face has dried enough to move the bunny a bit, it’s time to attach the popsicle stick.
To prevent cotton balls and the bunny’s face from falling off, we applied glue to the popsicle stick itself and then moved the bunny’s body over top of it before letting it all dry for several hours.
For reference, though, this is what it looked like.
Create a spring meadow for the bunny: no bunny is completely happy without a lovely little meadow to hop around in.
While your bunny dries, decorate a paper plate with a meadow for your bunny to hop around in.
Cut the slit and insert the bunny: using scissors (or a craft knife if you have one) cut a slit in the paper plate near the bottom.
Make sure not to snip all the way to either edge.
Once dry, insert the bunny’s popsicle stick into the slit in the paper plate meadow.
Hold the paper plate meadow in one hand and use the other to move the popsicle stick up and down and back and forth inside the slit.
This adorable spring craft for kids is an ideal activity for toddlers and preschoolers alike! It even complements lesson plans and activities about spring, animal habitats, and Easter.
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