Maddy and I headed out to the craft store yesterday with a mission. We were in the mood to craft, or in other words make something cute while also making a big mess. While wandering the aisles looking for something fun to do we came across the Easter merchandise. In an attempt to be a cool mom I let Maddy have a few minutes to check it all out. Standing there looking at the baskets with her I noticed a basket that looked like a bunny head. You know, the face and ears and such on the bucket of the basket with a little handle on top. Later in our very long tour of the craft store we reached the section featuring fake flowers and pots. The rows of terra cotta caught my eye and inspiration struck. A bunny pot. Sort of like the bunny Easter baskets but smaller and homemade.
Maddy was instantly sold on the idea. Googly eyes and paint are not something she turns down.
After getting home and making out craft we both thought we were crafting geniuses. Then I came across other crafting geniuses that had already made variations of this craft. Apparently, I was not the first to think of this cuteness, but we love it nonetheless. Maddy did all of this crafting on her own. This craft is perfect for kids, although adults will enjoy it too. I’m kind of wishing I had gotten myself a pot or two to make. There are countless ways to jazz up this bunny too. A “hair” bow or flower, pink cheeks, glitter, so many adorable possibilities. I wouldn’t be surprised if we made a few more between now and Easter.
Supplies needed to make a clay pot Easter Bunny:
- clay pot, one per bunny to plan to make
- white paint
- pink paint
- black paint (or a permanent black marker
- googly eyes, two for each pot you plan to make
- sheets of craft foam in pink and white
- tacky glue or a hot glue gun
- white pom poms, one for each pot you plan to make
How to make a clay pot Easter Bunny:
Step 1: Paint your pot white inside and out.
Step 3: Glue googly eyes on the outside of the pot below where you glued the ears. The eyes should be just below the rim of the clay pot.
Step 4: Glue a pom pom to the back of the pot for the fluffy bunny tail.
Step 5: Draw a little triangular shaped nose on the middle of the pot centered between the ears. Below the nose draw an upside-down m to form the bunny’s mouth. On each side of the nose add 2-3 whiskers.
Step 6: Using pink paint and a small paint brush fill in the triangle.
Step 7: Using black paint and a clean small brush trace the bunnies mouth and whiskers. A permanent black market will also work for this step and may be easier for younger children.
Maddy decided to give one of her bunnies to a friend. I can see these little guys being cute table decorations. Larger terra cotta pots could make for cute alternatives to Easter baskets. Imagine colorful Easter eggs and grass spilling out of the tops. Or maybe lining them with a bit of tissue paper and filling them with jelly beans for an festive candy dish.
How would you use these clay pot bunnies?