Does your little one like to dress up? Why not let him/her make their own Easter Bunny costume.
You can do this in a longer day (to allow for the paint to dry) or over a couple of days.
Tristan began by painting a paper plate pink. Then we went off to play for the rest of the day while the paint dried.
Then I helped him cut some holes out of it for the eyes.
Next I cut out the forms for the bunny ears. At the time that we made this Tristan was just 3 and still was a little shaky cutting on the lines. If your little one is a fine cutter, as Tristan is now, then let them do the cutting.
Tristan layered and glued the parts of the ears together and together we stapled them to the top of the paper plate face.
I poked 4 holes in the paper plate bunny mask and Tristan threaded through 2 pipe cleaners to fashion a pair of whiskers. Then he drew on a mouth.
To finish the bunny mask I used a hole punch to make a hole in each side of the mask and knotted a piece of string through each hole. These strings then go behind Tristan’s head and are tied gently to secure the bunny mask to his head.
To make the bunny feet I simply cut another paper plate in half and punched a hole in each side of each half. Again I used some string to attach through these holes and around Tristan’s ankles to cover his feet. He kept his simple, but you could give yours some extra character if you so wished.
Of course, no bunny costume could be complete without a cute little bunny tail! I won’t tell you what left-over item from my early baby nursing days this came from, but you can cut a circle of cardboard (or another small paper plate) and cover it with a few cotton balls. Once again we used some string to tie this around Tristan’s waist.
Tristan spent hours hopping about the house in his bunny costume singing “Here Comes Peter Cottontail”