You know how in the magazines you always see tips on how to wear a clothing staple (such as black pants) in several different ways. It'll say add a jean jacket for a casual look, a button-down shirt for work, and an interesting top with heels for a night out.
Well, I could never get that to work for me.
My black pants always just looked like black pants, and when I changed my top, it wouldn't go with my pants - so then, the entire outfit had to change. I'm all about efficiency, but I guess fashion just wasn't my thing.
Luckily, I see the DIY world differently.
For the upcoming holiday, I had plans to make one Easter craft - bunny bags. While finishing up the bags, I started to think of more craft ideas that would use the exact same bunny template.
I might not be able to make black pants work, but I can most certainly make a cute bunny template work in a dozen different ways.
Listed below are 12 easy Easter crafts that all use the same free bunny printable.
Download Easter Bunny Template
1. Easter Bunny Bags
When we used to have Easter egg hunts at my Grandma's house, we always needed a place to store the goodies that we found inside the eggs. Our grandma would give us a gallon ziplock bag with our name on it to carry our goodies home.
Rather than ziplock bags, how cute would it be to use these cute Easter bunny bags?
You could also use them for Easter gifts, hostess gifts, or other festive goodies :)
They take minutes to make and are such a cute touch.
As far as the bags and the card stock, you can be as creative as you'd like. There are lots of patterned papers, sparkly papers, and patterned bags. I kept mine simple with plain bags and card stock with a subtle texture.
2. Burlap Easter Banner
How cute is this burlap banner? I recently posted an article on how to make these burlap banners for St. Patrick's Day.
I loved them so much that I thought a bunny banner would be a nice replacement for the shamrocks that had taken stock on our mantel.
The banner takes under an hour to make - and could not have been easier. I love a craft that I have long finished before my son wakes up from his nap.
If you are hosting Easter dinner or looking for a holiday craft, this is a cute one that turns out beautifully, doesn't break the bank, and won't use up all your time.
3. Adorable Easter Cards
I love having my son make cards for others. I think it instills such a great message to spend time making something special for someone else.
Not to mention, it makes the recipients so happy to get a cute piece of mail from him.
These cards are really easy - they take five minutes and use the same bunny template. You can make it a kids version by having your child decorate or color the bunny.
Or, you can send as is - with a cute piece of scrapbook paper and a pom-pom.
4. Easter Egg Hunt Markers
Easter egg hunts can be a little hard for little kids - especially since they are trying to keep up with the older ones.
A simple way to help them find eggs is to put little egg markers, where eggs are hidden for them. Then, explain to the older ones to not find eggs near the egg markers.
Have the little ones look for the bunnies :)
You could also use the popsicle stick markers to create little signs for the hunt - such as follow the path to the backyard signs or "Bunny Crossing" signs.
5. Popsicle Stick Bunny Figures
While you have your popsicle sticks out, have your child decorate a few bunny templates. They could color them, paint them, adorn them with googly eyes or feathers - or whatever you have around your house.
After your child has finished decorating their bunnies, simply tape or glue the bunnies to popsicle sticks for kids to play with.
My son is obsessed with this song "The Finger Family," and he loved creating a bunny family with these.
He also loved that we were both working on bunnies together. As I was working on the below bunny banner, he was decorating his bunnies... kind of like parallel play :)
6. Card Stock Banner
Another type of banner you could make is a cardstock one. The materials are a little easier to gather than the burlap ones (although the burlap one is more fun :).
Just trace your bunnies onto card stock, punch holes in their ears, thread onto the ribbon, and glue on the tail.
If you have older kids, they could make this banner for Easter to decorate the dining room or their bedroom. I would have loved to do this craft growing up :)
Kids that are older than toddlers, but not old enough to make the banner on their own, could practice their fine motor skills by threading the bunnies onto the ribbon.
Last, you could write a message across the bunnies - such as "Happy Easter" or "Jesus Has Risen."
7. Easter Bunny Foam Wreath
Another fun decoration for kids to help with is a bunny wreath. I cut bunnies out of foam, and then arranged them into a wreath. My son then painted the bunnies - and we hung it up on the wall.
I then used this ring to line the bunnies up in a perfect circle, carefully gluing the bunnies to each other.
Afterward, I had my son go to town decorating the bunnies with paint :) He loved it and painting all of the bunnies kept his attention for a long time.
8. Bunny Basket
Similar to the bunny bags listed above, glue a bunny to any kind of basket or container, and make a little Easter bunny basket.
I made this one with a empty plastic cashew container. I was about to toss it in recycling when the idea popped into my head.
After washing out the cashew container, I cut and glued card stock to the sides of the container. The top edge looked like it needed a little something extra - so I put ribbon about the perimeter. I then glued a bunny to the front, and voila - a recycled Easter basket!
This is a great project to do with kids who love crafts. You can be as creative as you would like finding things to turn into Easter baskets. You could even use a pipe cleaner as the handle :)
9. Easter Felt-Scape
My number one crafting material is and will always be felt. So, my Easter crafts wouldn't be complete without incorporating it.
My son also loves felt, and I've made him a few felt busy boxes. He plays with them during quiet time or even at church when he was younger.
The felt scenes occupy him for so long - and allow him to be creative.
So, why not make a 10-minute felt-scape with a bunny scene?
Don't glue anything down but the background, as your child will have fun arranging and re-arranging these into a scene.
10. Easter Basket Tags
This one is a simple yet elegant one. Use the bunny template as tags to labeling Easter baskets, hostess gifts, or even the bottle of wine you're bringing to Easter dinner.
All you need is the bunny template, ribbon, and a marker. It certainly puts a cute touch on your gifts.
11. Easter Food Labels
With all of the food allergies and food preferences out there, I LOVE going to a party and seeing that the food is labeled. You know exactly what's in something and whether it is for you - or not.
If you have a few extra bunnies laying around, simply write the names of your dishes on the cards (this is especially helpful for buffet-style meals), so your guests will be eating at ease.
If Easter dinner isn't a buffet, use the bunny template as place cards - or even have your child decorate them as such.
12. Easter Bunny Garland
Last but not least, use the bunny template to create bunny garland. This is another quick craft that brings a lot of festivity.
It's super simple and turns out cute.
With this easy bunny template, you can create 12 awesome Easter crafts. I've personally made all of them - and they are simple, easy ideas that are fun and festive.
You can work along side your kids, crafting banners while they decorate bunnies. Kids love doing things with their parents, so these ideas are perfect for just that :)
You see, I might not be able to create outfits with closet staples, but I can certainly bring some ease and efficiency to the DIY world.
With these simple DIY crafts, you can most certainly bring simple festivity to your Easter holiday.
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