Easter Bunny Basket using Paper Plates

Easter Bunny BasketAre you heading off on an Easter Egg hunt this Easter weekend? Then you definitely need this super cute and simple Easter Bunny Basket to stash all of your sweet treats in!

The Easter Bunny has bounced in with this awesome basket that only takes a few simple household items to create. Children will be able to complete most steps, they just might need some help with the scissor portion! But the stapling and hole punching will be manageable, and they will love decorating the bunny’s face!

The base of this craft is so easy to make and you can personalise it in so many different ways, no two bunnies will be the same! You can add the child’s name, funny facial expressions, different coloured pens and pom poms. The pom poms (or you can use cotton balls if you don’t have any pom poms) are a wonderful tactile craft material that little fingers will love using.

Here is what you will need…

  • 3 paper plates
  • pink construction paper
  • green ribbon or yarn
  • 1 pink pom pom
  • 6 white pom poms
  • 2 googly eyes or scraps of black construction paper
  • hole punch
  • black marker or crayon
  • glue gun and/or craft glue (stapler would even work)
  • scissors

This image will show you what you are trying to achieve with each step…

Easter Bunny Basket

For the back of the basket

  • Cut a scalloped piece from the top of the plate. This will be your basket opening.
  • Glue or staple this cut paper plate to another whole paper plate to form the basket and head of the rabbit.

To create the ears.

  • Cut a paper plate in half. Then cut each half down even more to the shape of bunny ears.
  • Cut two tapered strips of pink construction paper and glue onto each ear.
  • Glue the bottom of each ear to the bunny’s head.

For the bunny face

  • Cut two small eyes from pin construction paper and glue into place.
  • Add googly eyes or round pieces of black construction paper, to complete the eyes.
  • Glue a pink pom pom to the centre of the plate for the nose, and add 3 white pom poms to each side.
  • Use a black marker or crayon to draw on 2 bunny teeth.
  • Use a hole punch to punch a hole on either side of the basket.
  • Tie on a piece of ribbon or yarn for the handle.
  • The basket can be filled with Easter grass and small candies or toys.

Happy Easter!

Photo and Craft Credit: Small Online Steps UK

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