Thursday, March 24, 2011

Easter Bunny Craft from Cardboard Tubes

Sometimes, I look at lots of super cute craft blogs, while my children are present.
And sometimes, we see a really cute craft, and my children beg me to make it.
And so we did.

Crafts by Amanda had a very similiar bunny from a cardboard tube. It was really cute, so we made our own version with things we had on hand.

Cardboard Tube Easter Bunny Craft:
We used:
Cardboard tubes from toliet paper
Acrylic paint (I let my kids paint and then I touched it up
Buttons
Staples and stapler
Brads
Ribbon
marker
Elmer's glue
Hot glue gun
This is a pretty straight forward easy craft, you can do with your kids or family members. And it is super cute too.
First-cut the tubes in half.
Paint both pieces. One will be the bunny, and the other part will be for the ears.
  I used colors I had already.
Cut out bunny ears for one piece.
When the paint is dry, use Elmer's glue to glue on the ears.
When that is dry, use a stapler that will fit inside of the tube, and add staples for the bunny whiskers. Next add brads or buttons for the eyes and nose. Using my scrapbooking tools, I just punched a hole first for the brads, and then inserted the brads.
Using a hot glue gun, (don't let the kids do this part!) glue on the button. You can add ribbon or even a cute cotton bunny tail on the back or whatever you like.
AND another reason these are cute- they double as holders for your Easter Eggs!

The eggs these ones are holding are from this post. I think these would be cute with a delicious chocolate egg...for a small gift for a friend, etc. :) Bring on the Cadbury!

Here are some more cardboard tube Easter Crafts and others:
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9 comments:

Amanda said...

Those are so adorable!! How fun! Thanks for telling me, I shared yours on my Facebook page :) http://www.facebook.com/CraftsbyAmanda

ScrappyScavenger said...

Those are really sweet! TFS!

Julie said...

Super cute. I love the button noses. Love that they are egg holders. We might just have to copy you here.

Jen said...

I love this! My boys will have a hay-day with this craft! Thanks for posting!

Melanie Hahn said...

Love it Sharla! We'll have to make these too, unless you plan to for preschool, in that case we won't make them :)

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com said...

Adorable bunnies! Love the whiskers.

Erin said...

These are so cute! Love the button noses and all the embellishments!

Amanda said...

I put together a round up and included this, too cute! You can see it here http://www.craftsbyamanda.com/2011/04/cardboard-tube-crafts-for-easter.html

Suzanne Andal said...

Such a great idea using supplies we already have in the house! Thanks for sharing.