Published on March 30th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe1
5 Upcycled Bunny Crafts for Easter
Easter is just a few weeks away, so there’s plenty of time to create cute bunny crafts! When you’re looking for Easter decorations and basket stuffers, it’s easy to go for plastic, disposable, and generally eco-unfriendly options. Instead, why not use your crafty skills to make some cute, Easter crafts without the waste!
In case you’re not feeling super inspired, here’s a roundup of upcycled bunny crafts for Easter to get you going.
5 Bunny Crafts for Easter
Make Recycled Bunny Ears
This bunny ear project from Threadbanger calls for faux fur, but they’d be just as cute made from reclaimed or organic fabric. Download the bunny hood pattern over at Threadbanger!
Big Head Felt Bunny
This simple, felt bunny would make a perfect basket stuffer. It’s also a great excuse to whip out that stash of recycled felt. The best part? You can make your bunny in your kiddo’s favorite color and add any fun embellishments that you like!
Make a Chocolate Bunny
Conventional chocolate is notoriously tied to unfair labor practices and even child slavery. With a chocolate mold from the local craft store, you can use fair trade chocolate to make a bunny that comes without a side of cruelty. For an even greener option, look for fair trade, vegan chocolate chips. This video calls for milk chocolate, but for a vegan version, try using vegan dark chocolate. You might have to skip the white chocolate details, because it’s pretty tough to track down vegan white chocolate.
Fold an Origami Bunny
This tutorial calls for origami paper, but you could also cut a 6″ square out of magazine pages or junk mail to make an upcycled origami bunny. How cute would these be piled into an Easter basket or even strung up along a wall, bunting style? Bunny bunting!
Do you guys have any bunny-themed crafts in the works for Easter or otherwise? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by josey4628