An Easy Easter Craft: Easter Bunny Masks
I am going to have not 1, but 3 weeks of spring break with my kids this year. We are in a weird transition year with 4 kids at 3 different schools, each school with a different spring break. So today was day 3 of spring break #1 and things were getting weird. We had puzzled, biked, adventured, museumed and libraried. The total TV and iPad free-for-all is on the horizon, I mean I can SEE it (and the afternoon wine) but I am holding out at least one more day!
So today, at what felt like 5pm but was really just 9:30am, we crafted in our pajamas. Unplanned, using what I had lying around, everyone made their own Easter Bunny Mask. If you saw us on my Instagram stories (you should!) it was a total joke and the masks were a complete FAIL, but because the kids were having so much fun we were going along with it. Those bunny masks were hideous. Obviously the kids loved their own creations, as they always do, but I knew we could honor the Easter Bunny just a wee bit better. So we dug deeper into our craft cabinet to make things right, and of course the kids were all about making another mask. I give you, our second round of Easter Bunny Masks!
These are in no way perfect- you can make them better than we did! What I love about these bunny masks is that they are a good 20 minute craft project: make them spur of the moment with your kids, no trips to the store involved hopefully, standing around in your kitchen wearing your pajamas in the middle of the week. I recommend that actually!
Paper plates (it’s ok if they’re printed, use the back)
Various colors of felt (I linked my favorite felt squares at the bottom of this post, this set lasts me at least a year and is clutch at Halloween)
Pink pom pom balls
Elastic (I cut mine off birthday party hats, but you could use ribbon as well)
Also: precision cutter or scissors, hot glue or craft glue
Make the face part of the mask on the back of the paper plate.
Using a precision cutter (a scissor will do), on each side of the plate in the center, cut out a small hole for your elastic. It’s easiest with a precision cutter to just make a small X for a hole. Thread your elastic through, knotting on each side.
Cut out two holes for eyes in the paper plate. If the mask is for a child, make the holes closer together than you might think!
Next, cut out bunny ears from your piece of felt. Also cut out smaller bunny ears with a coordinating color of felt, and hot glue the smaller ear into the center of the larger ear. To attach the ears flip your paper plate around, so now the plate is right side up, and glue the ears to the top. The ears should be facing the wrong way though, so that it looks like this:
Next hot glue on the pink pom pom ball for the nose, directly underneath the holes for the eyes. Twisting the pipe cleaner up in it’s center, add a smile and attach with the hot glue.
Decorate as you wish- using pipe cleaners again, I gave whiskers to most, but I also gave out hipster glasses to one lucky bunny. And a mustache, because aren’t mustaches still having their moment?
Links to the supplies I used: