Cone Cup Bunny
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 6 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
What you'll need:
- Paper cone cups or construction paper
- Additional construction paper in two colors
- White craft glue
- 2 wiggle eyes
- Craft paint or markers
How to make it:
- If using cone cups, skip down to step number 2. If using construction paper, roll 2 pieces into cone shapes and glue or tape in place. Trim ends so that cones will stand freely on the table. (See photo.)
- Take one cone and cut the pointed end off, about 2” from the tip. (See photo.)
- Add some glue to the narrow end of the cone that you just cut. Insert the other cone; tip first, into the narrow end of the cut cone. (See photo.)
- Cut two ears from construction paper, about 4” long. You may also cut two more narrow ears from another colored construction paper for the inner ear.
- Glue the ears inside the top cone. (See photo.)
- Cut a triangle nose and 6 thin strips for whiskers from construction paper.
- Use wiggle eyes, nose, whiskers and a square of white paper for the teeth to decorate the rabbit’s face.
- Cut a simple bow tie from construction paper and glue to the neck area, where the two cones meet.
- Cut out a long oval (about 2.5” long) and cut it in half to create the bunny’s feet. Use marker or paint to add paw prints. Glue to the front of the bottom
cone. (See photo.)
- Cut a strip of construction paper for the arms, long enough to go around the cones. Glue to the back of the bunny and wrap them around each other in the front and glue in place.
- Cut an Easter egg shape from a piece of construction paper, decorate it with markers or paint if you like. Glue behind the arms so that it looks like your bunny is carrying it. (See photo.)
- Fill top of head with Easter grass and some jelly beans. (See photos 1, 2)
- If you work in an office or know someone who does, ask the management if you can have a couple of cone cups for this craft.
- If you ask, gas stations may provide free paper funnels found by the motor oil.
- Change up the color of the construction paper to fit your child’s preferences. Make a blue bunny for a boy and a pink bunny for a girl. Green, yellow and white are great for girls and boys alike.