Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sweet Bunny Rabbit Kids Craft: Easter & Spring Crafts for Kids Project #65

Sweet Bunny Kids Craft for Easter & Spring
Preschool Crafts for Kids of all abilities!   
for Ages 3 Years and Up    
Meet our completed bunny the kids named "bunny" LOL

Supplies Needed:
Time Needed:  
  • up to 30 Minutes plus drying time
What To Do:
  1. Pour pink paint into your craft bowl and paint pink the curved side of your bowl.
  2. Let bowl dry completely.
  3. Cut 2 long ovals from your pink construction paper for the ears.
  4. Glue to the top back of the bowl.
  5. Pull apart 2 or 3 cotton balls and glue to the inside of the ears.
  6. Glue googly eyes and pom pom nose onto the front of the bowl.
  7. Cut 3 pipe cleaners in half and glue under nose as whiskers.
  8. Use last pipe cleaner to make the mouth (see image below)
  9. Decorate bunny with bow in hair, or other fun additions like big teeth, a bow tie, or a carrot!
  10. Let dry completely. 
  11. ENJOY! You're done! Show it off by hanging your masterpiece on the wall!
  12. Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected. 
Why We Love Crafts for Kids:
Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!

For Children with Special Needs: This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.
  • Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity.
  • If your child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project. 
  • Cut out the ears and cut the pipe cleaners ahead of time if your child isn't able to do this.
  • If your child does not like working with white glue (or it's too hard for him to squeeze it out) you can used double sided tape or paste, glue dots, or a glue stick. ADULT can use a stapler to attach the ears if desired.
  • As always, substitute construction paper colors for colors your child chooses :)
For Older Children:
An older child will also enjoy this project as is but may want to add more fun by making this a puppet. Cut an 11 inch x 1.5 inch piece of thick cardboard and staple to each end of the bowl to make into a quick puppet!

A fun BOOK to read in conjunction with this craft is "The Velveteen Rabbit" By Margery Williams. This beloved classic was originally published in 1922! In this book a toy stuffed rabbit wants to become real, but he can only do that through the love of his owner. It has been awarded the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award. If your children like to pretend play they will enjoy this story about how toys can become real!
Check out these adorable FREE Bunny Rabbit Printables from the TwistyNoodle that you can customize!

1 comment:

Preschool Crafts said...

These pink bunnies are so cute. I cant wait to try these with my home daycare.
You have great ideas!

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