Bunny pictures from hand stamp




I did this fun bunny craft with the kids at the preschool last week in preparation for Easter. Every single one is just sooo adorable in my opinion that it was next to impossible to leave any out! Check out their individual pictures below!



What did you think? Pretty sweet! Right? I love that each of these bunny pictures truly reflected the kids who made them — unique and beautiful, just like they are.

I credit my son with this craft, as it was he who looked up at his snowman craft on the refrigerator, and said, "I want to make an Easter bunny craft like that, but instead of the snow, we should make grass, and instead of the snowman, a bunny." I was so excited and impressed. Ever since we have started doing craft projects on a more regular basis, I've noticed Bode start thinking about, and coming up with activities and crafts for us to do.  I LOVE when I witness his mind being creative like this! AND I am a HUGE advocate of following my child's lead. There is no positive reinforcement like that of than validating another person's idea, supporting it and seeing it through to fruition.

I applied the same principles to the bunny picture as I did to the snowman picture (torn ground & circle shapes). And with the picture that I did at home with my son, we also used a hole punch to punch out colored paper to represent falling blossoms.
Here is the step by step tutorial:

Materials used:
  • half sheet of construction paper in a light color. I had the kids choose either pink, yellow, or light blue to represent the pastel colors of Easter
  • Circles cut out of white paper; 2 circles each in the following diameters: 1.25" (for head), 1.75" (for body)
  • green construction paper for the grass
  • white tempera paint
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • Glue stick
  • marker to draw face
  • hole punch (optional)

Step one: Paint middle finger, pointer finger and thumb white.
Step Two: Press hand down on OPPOSITE side of background paper! (if you painted the left hand, press it down on the right hand side! And/or vice versa!)
One set of bunny ears and tail done!
Step Three: Paint the other hand and press it down on the opposite side as well.
Step four: Position and glue down circles for head and body
Step Five: Do the same for the other bunny
Step Six: Have child rip and glue on green construction paper at bottom of the page for grass. Position it so it looks like the bunnies are sitting in the grass.
Step Seven: Turn over paper and cut off excess green paper if there is any.
Step Eight: Have child draw on faces! This is the step where the project was complete at the preschool. I did a few more steps with my son when we did the project at home though. See below.
Step Nine: Have child punch out paper in flower blossom colors. We were going for cherry blossoms so we used pink.
Step Ten: Glue down colored dots.
Instead of the snow falling from the sky as we did in the Snowman project, I thought it would be cute to have the cherry blossoms falling down instead, to represent Spring. My son refused to have them be "cherry blossoms" and insisted that they must be cherries. And so he drew cherry stems :)
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Happy crafting! 

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25 comments:

  1. Stopping by from Adventures-in-Mommy-Land...these are so cute!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. the bunnies came out so cute! Thanks again for sharing this on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land!!

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    1. Love your blog. Thanks to you too for hosting the link party!

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  4. very nice, very creative idea! :)

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  5. The frowny faces are my favorite!

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    1. I know, aren't they just adorable!

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  6. So cute! And as a bonus, they'll work for kids no matter what their hands look like! My nephews have both have a limb difference and the handprint crafts don't usually work well for kids if they don't have a fully formed hand or if their hand looks different. This could be a wonderful inclusive activity!

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  7. So cool! I know what you are talking about. I have always (well since I was one) have had a smooshed pinky on one of my hands, and so handprints when I was a kid always looked "different". I have long gotten over it, and learned to embrace it, but I think as a kid I was self-concious about it. Glad you like the craft!:)

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  8. This is soooo cute!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

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  9. What wonderful bunnies! I love this project so much that I pinned it.

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  10. love this! will be trying it with my boys!

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  11. These are cute. I would love if you shared this on my linky party www.funfrugalmommy.blogspot.com

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  12. this is a great idea.:)
    here you can see my bunny.
    thank you for inspiration!

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  13. Stopping by from TGIF. Those bunnies are adorable! I think I will have to make these with my preschool class. Thanks to you and your son for the idea!

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  14. It's great you picked up on your son's idea and took his lead! Great post. Very useable. Thanks for linking up to the Kids Co-op!

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  15. This is such a cute, fun idea! I featured it this week at TGIF - http://www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/04/tgif-linky-party-24.html - Feel free to grab an I was featured button! Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!!
    Happy Easter,
    Beth =-)

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  16. Those are so cute!! I will definitely give this a try with my little one. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will share with us again this week!

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  17. My preschool class made these today!
    http://tippytoecrafts.blogspot.com/2012/04/handprint-bunnies.html
    Thanks again for the idea. I am your newest follower!!

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  18. So cute I had to pin this! And follow you!

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