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Make This Fun Easter Basket
Follow these instructions and you can make a bunny-shaped Easter basket using a paper plate.
- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 20 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.
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Gathering The Supplies to Make a Bunny Easter Basket
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:
- Paper Plate
- Construction Paper or Cardstock
- Chenille Stem
- Craft Glue
- Scissors - Used for cutting the paper.
- Wire Cutters or Old Scissors - Used for cutting the chenille stems.
Now we can start...
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Making the Bunny Body
To form the basket, which is also the bunny's body, fold the paper plate in half and staple along the rounded edge of the folded plate. Leave about 4-inches along the top open to fill.
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Cutting The Bunny Ears and Basket Handle
Using construction paper or cardstock, cut out a basket handle about an inch wide and 12-inches long. Also, cut out your bunny's ears. I cut out 2 white ears and 2 smaller pink ear shapes to be the inside of the ears.
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Attaching the Ears and Handle
Glue the strip of paper into the opening on the curved side of the plate to form the basket handle. Then, glue the ears near one side of the handle on both sides of the paper plate as shown in the picture above.
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Cutting the Bunny's Whiskers
Use an old pair of scissors or a wire cutter to cut a piece of chenille stem into 3 equal pieces, about 4-inches long.
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Adding the Bunny's Whiskers
Glue the whiskers onto the bunny basket as shown in the photo above.
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The Bunny's Nose
Next, glue a small pom-pom onto the whiskers to look like the bunny's nose.
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The Bunny's Eyes
You can simply draw the eyes onto your bunny using crayons or even markers. If you prefer, you can glue on wiggle eyes instead.
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Finishing Your Bunny Basket
Finally, glue a pom-pom (or you can use a cotton ball) on to look like a puffy tail. Once all the glue is dry, you can fill this cute bunny basket with Easter grass and treats!