You can make these bunnies in miniature size or large enough to serve as the centerpiece on your dining room table. Just be sure you match the size of the pot you use with the size of the head. You may have to use a Styrofoam ball for the head if you do an Easter bunny that is centerpiece size. The directions below are for miniature ones. I am using small wooden pots and wooden balls for heads. You can get these, as well as little clay pots, at a craft store. The clay pots also work for your Easter bunny but you may have to put an extra layer of paint on these. You will also need a marker, paint, some wooden oval pieces or white and pink felt. Sometimes you can find little hats small enough to fit on the ball you are using for your Easter bunny’s head. This is not a necessary item but cute if you have them. Some ribbon for bows will also add a special touch.
We are going to make a lady and man Easter bunny. First, we will paint both heads white and lay them aside. The first flower pot will be our lady Easter bunny. Paint the entire pot white and let that dry good. For the man Easter bunny, you are going to paint the shirt white, striped or some other color and the pants blue. You will turn the pot upside down so the open part is on the table. With the blue paint, you will paint two thirds of the way up making his jeans. The top (the smallest part of the pot) will be painted white or some other color for the bunny’s shirt. You may have to put two coats of paint on each item. When the paint is dry, you will want to paint overall straps on the male Easter bunny.
When the white paint looks good, you are ready to add trim to our lady Easter bunny’s dress. You can paint dots, stripes or flowers on it. In fact, if you have some old lace around, you can glue lace on her dress. This is strictly a matter of choice. Glue the painted, wooden ball on the pot and you are ready to give your Easter bunny a face. With your marker, draw a face on your bunny. If you have the wooden ovals, paint four of them white. Two will be our bunny’s arms so paint them white. The other two will be our bunny’s ears. They will get painted white with a pink center. If you have two different size ovals, you will want to make the ears longer than the arms. If you do not have the wooden pieces, you can cut out arms and ears from white and pink felt. Glue the ears on the back of the head and glue the arms on at the top of the pot. Arms from pipe cleaner are also fuzzy and cute for an Easter Bunny.
We are now ready to finish up our man Easter bunny. Draw a dark line down the center of the rim of the pot to distinguish the legs of the jeans. Paint or draw some pockets on his overalls, some buttons where the straps connect and draw his face on. You will follow the same directions as above to add arms and ears to your Easter bunny
These are easy to do and you can be as creative as you like to make your Easter bunnies special.