You can make several cute, little Easter bunnies to decorate your house, Easter baskets or wreaths from old clothespins. You need the clothespins that have the knob on top so your Easter bunny has a nice round head.
You will also need some white paint and several other colors of paint for clothes. A permanent marker, pipe cleaner, scraps of felt or craft foam, scissors, glue and maybe a small flower will complete your list of supplies.
The first Easter bunny we will make is just the head of the bunny so paint the entire clothespin white. Turn the knob downward as it will be the bunny’s head and the prongs upward so they will be the bunny’s ears. On the outside of each prong, paint a little pink to be the inside of the bunny’s ears. With your marker, draw two eyes on your bunny, a small double loop (like a rounded W) for the nose and a small curved line for the mouth. To dress up your bunny and make it a girl Easter bunny, you can add a small flower at the bottom of her ears. Or, you can add a small bow at the base of her head if you like. For a boy Easter bunny, you can cut a little bowtie out of the craft foam and glue it on to the base of the clothespin which would be at his neck.
The next Easter bunny we will make will be a full bunny. Turn the clothespin around and paint the top white. This will be your Easter bunny’s head. Below the head, will be the shirt so take some other color and paint from just below the head almost down to the top of the prongs. The prongs will be the legs so you want to leave a little above that for your Easter Bunny’s waist. You will then paint from the shirt down blue or any color you choose for the pants on your Easter bunny.
Cut two pieces of pipe cleaner approximately 1″ each. Glue one on each side for your bunny’s arms. Attach them up on the shoulder area. Once the glue is dry, you can bend them however you like. The craft stores also sell oval, wooden pieces which can be used as arms. For the boy bunny, you can add a bow tie cut from felt or craft foam. With your marker, put buttons on his shirt and give him a face. Now cut out two white half ovals for our bunny’s ears. Paint a little pink on the center of each white ear for your Easter bunny’s inner ear.
Now glue the bunny’s ears onto the back of his head to complete your Easter bunny. You can stop there or be as detailed as you like with the marker. You can draw on a belt, pockets, a collar or any other detail that you like. If you want your Easter bunny to be a girl, you might try a lighter color for the girl’s slacks, add a circle of foam to glue onto the bunny’s head and add a very small flower. If you do this, cut a slit in the back rim of the hat and insert the bunny’s ears through the slit and glue them to the back of the head.
These bunnies don’t have to be Easter bunnies and can also be used as ornaments to tie on a package or even hang on a tree. Make a loop of a piece of cord and glue it to the back of the ornament. Use your imagination and have fun with your cute little Easter bunnies.