An adorable CD bunny craft for preschoolers and toddlers to make using recycled materials you have around the house.
Oh my goodness! When it comes to adorable and easy Easter crafts, we’re knocking it out of the park this year. Hopefully that doesn’t sound like I’m tooting my own horn, but the chick crafts and the bunny crafts we’ve been making this year, are just over-the-top cute. They’ve all been super-easy to make too. They’re prfect for the preschool crowd, but definitely simple enough for toddlers to make for Easter or Spring as well.
I love using common household supplies and recycled items for crafting. Today, we’re using an old cd, some used tissue paper, a styrofoam produce tray, and a few inexpensive craft supplies that you can pick up at the dollar store.
Hopefully, if you’re looking for an easy last-minute Easter craft to do this weekend, you’ll give this one a try!
To make our CD bunny craft, we used:
- an old cd or dvd
- white paint
- white tissue paper cut into 1 inch squares
- 2 craft sticks
- white acrylic craft paint
- pink pom pom – the nose
- cotton pads – the tail (a cotton ball or pom pom would work)
- white styrofoam produce – teeth
- googly eyes
- glue and glue gun (the glue gun is optional)
- fishing line or thread (if you want your bunny to be a hanging ornament)
To make your bunny:
Begin by painting the front and back of your CD with white paint.
To dry it quickly, you can give it a shot with the hair dryer. That’s my favourite way to speed up the drying process when we’re crafting.
When your CD is dry, coat the front of it with school glue. Have your child cover the cd with squares of tissue paper. Using a paint brush, tap and brush the tissue paper into the glue until the cd is covered.
Allow the glue to dry, and then trim the tissue paper that hangs over the edges of the cd. Because tissue paper is easy to cut through, this is a great way for little ones to experiment with their scissors.
Time to make your bunny’s face! Glue two eyes in place, and glue the pink pom pom into the hole in the centre of the cd. Then pop your styrofoam teeth on just below the nose.
You should have heard the preschooler when she got her bunny’s face all in place. “Oh my GOSH, oh my GOSH, he’s so CUTE”. Hee hee! I love how a couple of googly eyes can make almost anything unbelievably adorable.
And now the ears. For your bunny’s ears, paint two craft sticks white, and paint a strip of pink up the middle of each stick. When those have dried, it’s time to glue them to the back of the cd.
I suppose you could use regular glue for this step, but I thought hot glue might do a better job. The hooligans LOVE using our low-heat glue guns. This particular hooligan hadn’t used one before, and she did a stellar job. I talked to her before-hand about keeping her fingers away from the silver tip and the glue itself, and I set a bowl of cold water beside her just in case she got some glue on her finger, and needed to dip it in the water to cool it quickly. The glue from our low heat guns isn’t hot enough to inflict a major burn, but a bowl of water nearby is a good precaution to take none-the-less.
Now, for the bunny ears, you need to put your glue on the FRONT of the ears. Just go about half way up the craft stick with the glue, and press the ears to the back of the cd.
When your bunny ears are in place, you can give the backs a coat of white paint.
To finish, glue a cotton pad (or two) to the back of the cd.
If you want your bunny to be a hanging Easter ornament, thread your fishing line through the hole before you add the nose and tail.
And there you go! Isn’t this the cutest little bunny craft ever?
And now, you might want to make an adorable CD chick to go along with it!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.