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Cute Paper Plate Bunny Craft [Free Template]

This paper plate bunny craft is the perfect craft idea for spring!

We love creating easy Easter crafts for kids so we knew we had to add a rabbit to our collection.

We wanted to be able to use this craft not only for Easter, but also for other times of the year so we painted it two different colors.

The first one is gray and represents the more natural coloring of the rabbit and the other is a light blue that’s so adorable for Easter!

Like usual, we’ve included a free printable template so you can easily recreate this craft with your kids or students.

Don’t forget to plan ahead for drying time! Alternatively, you could also use colored paper plates and skip the painting altogether.

Read on below or watch our quick video tutorial to see how simple this craft is to make!

Bunny Paper Plate

Collage of paper plate rabbit craft images with the words “paper plate rabbit” in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the rabbit paper plate template and print it out on white card stock. Cut out the pieces.

Hands holding rabbit craft template

Paint two paper plates and let dry completely. One paper plate will be for the bunny’s face and the other will be to cut out the ears.

We painted one bunny gray to look more natural and one bunny light blue.

The gray bunny is perfect when you’re learning about bunnies or animals and you want a more realistic craft. The blue bunny is great for making it for Easter!

Hands painting paper plate light blue

Take the rabbit face template and place it on the dried paper plate. Trace it with a pencil, then cut it out.

Related: Handprint Bunny Craft

Place the two rabbit’s eyes and glue them a little bit from the top of the paper plate.

Hands gluing eyes on paper plate rabbit

Position the muzzle in the middle of the plate, just below the eyes and glue in place.

Hands gluing mouth to paper plate rabbit

Glue the pink nose at the top of the black line. If you want, you can also use a pink marker to draw on the nose instead.

Hands gluing nose onto paper plate rabbit

Place the pink cheek’s on either side of the muzzle.

Use the marker to draw on some cute and simple eyebrows above the eyes.

Hands drawing on rabbit eyebrows with blue marker

Trace the bunny ear template onto the second paper plate and cut them out. Glue the pink inner ears onto the blue outer ears, then glue the completed ears to the back of the paper plate.

Hands gluing pink inner ear to blue outer ear

Related: Paper Bag Bunny Puppet

Take your three white pipe cleaners and twist them together. Use a glue dot or glue stick to glue the whiskers just below the bunny’s nose. We always use a glue dot because they’re stronger than the glue stick and because there’s no drying time!

Hands twisting white pipe cleaner whiskers
Hands gluing on pipe cleaner whiskers to paper plate bunny

Use the scissors to trim down whiskers.

Hands trimming pipe cleaner whiskers

Isn’t this the cutest little bunny craft you’ve ever seen?! We love those giant eyes!

two paper plate bunnies
blue paper plate bunny

This simple paper plate craft is great for young kids of all ages! Make with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children either at home or at school.

Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of the page to get the free printable template.

More Easter Activities For Kids

If you want some more easy Easter ideas for kids to do this spring season, check out all of our other ideas below!

Books are one of the best ways to introduce a theme or holiday to children. There are so many great Easter books for kids, but these are some of our favorites. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your child’s collection!

Happy Easter Mouse – Everyone knows Mouse from the classic If You Give A Mouse A Cookie book, but now he’s back and ready to celebrate Easter! Kids will love watching him as he goes on an Easter egg hunt!

Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure – Join Pete as he races to help the Easter bunny just in time for Easter! This is another new classic kids rate as a must-have!

It’s Not Easy Being A Bunny – Follow PJ the bunny as he tries to discover what kind of animal he’d rather be instead of a bunny! It’s a silly story with a great lesson.

blue paper plate easter bunny

If sensory play is one of your kid’s favorite try out this Easter sensory bin. It’s great for kids who love exploratory play and who are working on color matching. This Easter play dough kit is another fun option!

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two paper plate bunnies

Paper Plate Bunny Craft

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this easy paper plate bunny craft for Easter or spring!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Paint (we used this one)
  • Pink card stock
  • White card stock
  • Markers
  • White pipe cleaners
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Glue dots (optional)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Download the bunny template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Paint two paper plates in the color of your choice. Let dry completely.
  3. Place the bunny's head template on the paper plate, trace and cut out.
  4. Glue the eyes in the middle of the paper plate.
  5. Glue the muzzle just below the eyes.
  6. Place the bunny's nose at the top of the black line and glue in place.
  7. Glue the cheeks on both sides of the muzzle.
  8. Use the marker to draw on eyebrows just above the eyes.
  9. Glue the pink inner ears to the outer ears.
  10. Glue the completed ears to the top, back of the paper plate.
  11. Twist the three white pipe cleaners together then use a glue dot to attach them just below the bunny's nose.
  12. Use scissors to trim the pipe cleaners.

Bunny Craft Template

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Roslyn Brown

Monday 29th of March 2021

Very cute

Sam T

Monday 29th of March 2021

Thanks!!

Rhonda

Monday 16th of March 2020

Students will love making these crafts.

Sam T

Monday 16th of March 2020

So glad!

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