We have a fabulous paper weaving Easter bunny craft for your little ones – complete with and free Easter printable. It’s not ANY weaving project… it’s also one that allows you to explore shapes, patterns and of course colors while developing fine motor skills!
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We love this Paper Woven Easter Bunny Craft because not only is it ADORABLE, but it’s awesome for a number of reasons –
- You can spend time crafting and coloring with your children.
- You can introduce the concept of primary and secondary colors when coloring.
- You can experiment with different coloring tools (eg pencils, paint) and how to create textures.
- You can introduce basic shapes like square, rectangle, triangle and circle.
- They are fabulous for fine motor skills (eg coloring and cutting out models).
- They make wonderful little gifts for friends and family.
- They help to engage with others (e.g. share emotions, share joy, initiate communication/icebreaker)
Supplies needed for our paper weaving bunny craft:
- Our Free Paper Weave Easter Bunny printable,
- The scissors,
- coloring pens, markers or paints
- Random materials to create textures
Reach out to our sponsors on Learning Resources and download your FREE printable paper weaving craft for Easter:
How to Make Your Paper Weave Easter Bunny
The wonderful thing about this printable is that you can make it as simple or as complicated as you want! We took the opportunity to make it a wonderfully arty exploration as well. But if you’re working in a group, you can easily print the weave page on different colored sheets of paper and mix and match colors that way. Then ask the children to color “just” the bunny part of the project!
1.) Download the printable! And then have fun coloring the bunny, background and paper weaving shapes and strips.
Go around your house and see if you can find materials (eg sponge, wrappers, fabrics, crumpled up papers) to apply some texture to your background image. Cotton balls are great for clouds!
2.) When everything is colored, start cutting out all the parts of the bunny. This is a great opportunity to practice those scissor handling skills!
We are now going to cut out the shapes and the paper weave strips.
3.) Time to weave! Choose your favorite shape to start with, then start weaving a strip of paper over one section, then under the next until the row is complete. Then repeat the same with another strip of paper for the second row only now will you go under the section you went through earlier.
4.) We need to fix the ends a bit. You can choose to glue the last strip to the shape or attach some tape to the back of your weave.
5.) Cut the strips of paper that protrude too much.
6.) It’s BIG DECISION time! Will you keep the SQUARES or will you transform your square into a CIRCLE or TRIANGLE? !
7.) Time to assemble the Easter Bunny! Hooray!
Add glue to the back of the chosen paper weaving shape and glue it to the center of the background paper. The weaving form will be the torso of the Easter bunnies. Now add glue to the ends of the ears and attach it to the bunnies head. Glue the head, front and back legs to the torso.
ENDED! Isn’t that the cutest?
I love how you can really “play” with the decorative and arty elements of this paper weaving craft!
I think it would be adorable as a wall decoration on Easter, or you can also send your family and friends a cute Easter greeting card, don’t you think?
We have a nice, long-standing relationship with Learning Resources, as well as previous Spring and Easter projects you might like to browse:
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