We had an empty slot in the schedule for art this week, so we decided to fill it with a timely Easter-themed craft. While the rabbit may not be the most religiously accurate icon of Easter, it was the one my kids requested, and we tend to be pretty casual about Easter anyway. So, I cooked up this little project. The boys had a lot of fun making fluffy bunnies.
I started by finding a rabbit image on a Google image search, nothing fancy, just an outline. I sized it correctly and printed it out on card stock for each of my children. Once printed, I let the boys loose with the tempera paints. It’s amazing how well card stock will hold up to a layer of tempera paint. They painted the backgrounds, painting completely over the rabbit outline. This gave the finished work a cleaner look, and was much easier for the kids to paint around.
After letting the paint dry, we came back with the glue and cotton balls. Cotton balls were stretched and pulled into proper shapes to fit inside the rabbit outline. I poured out regular school glue and let them paint it on the paper in small patches. After a good soft layer of cotton balls had been laid down, we added a googly eye for good measure.
The rabbits turned out soft and cuddly. My boys had fun ‘petting’ their bunnies, and promptly stole them to display in their rooms.