With Easter just around the corner, I decided to make another ‘Build-a’ character. This one is a cheeky little Easter Bunny (complete with egg and bows… how cute!)
It’s a simple Easter themed craft in which your little learners will need to cut out and correctly put together the pieces to make the Easter Bunny! Magical!
This craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers because it’s so easy to do and it would also be great little Easter activity if you’re having an Easter party!
If you’re after some more awesome Easter activities, you can check out more here.
I’ve created quite a lot more characters and will be uploading them when I can – so be sure to check back regularly.
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
When making this build an Easter Bunny craft, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:
- Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
- Fine Motor Skills – when they’re sticking and picking up and moving the body parts and placing them where they need to go
- Body Knowledge – great for the little ones to think about how the different parts of an animal’s body fit together
- Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.
This simple Easter craft will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.
How To Prepare This Build an Easter Bunny Craft?
First you’re going to want to download the build an Easter Bunny templates by clicking on the ‘click here for free printables’ image at the bottom of the page – I’ve made a color and a black and white version!
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Other materials you’ll need:
Once you’ve downloaded the templates, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.
Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.
Then you can stick all the pieces together to build your Easter Bunny.
It can be really nice to let you’re kids have a bit of free rein here and see if they can work it out – kind of like a puzzle.
If they’re struggling, the order I’d do it in is:
- Stick the ears on the head
- Stick the bows on the ear and body
- Stick the head on the body
- Stick the paws on the egg
- Stick the egg on the body
- Stick the tail on the body
(I expect you could have worked that out but I do like to be thorough…)
The finished one should look something like this:
If you want to you could always laminate the pieces and use them as a puzzle. That way the different parts would be kept nice and they can use them again and again.
I’ve also created some more cute characters which I will be releasing in the coming weeks so they could use them together in a mix and match game as well (if you don’t want to miss them you can turn on notifications by clicking on the bell in the bottom right corner).
Other ‘build-a-‘ characters you may want to check out:
- Build-A-Unicorn Printable
- Build-A-Leprechaun Printable
- Build-A-Pirate Printable
- Build-A-Fairy Printable
Or you can browse all the cut and paste crafts here.
If you don’t have a laminator at home here’s an affordable and reliable one (definitely worth investing in if you plan to make a lot of printables!):
After that you’re all done!
Let your kids practice their cutting and sticking skills in a simple and fun way!
But Wait… There’s Also A Black And White Easter Bunny Template
I’ve also made a black and white version which would be an awesome way for your little ones to practice their coloring skills and personalize their Easter Bunny in their own way!
Grab the Easter Bunny Craft
You’ll need to sign up to receive the welcome email with your password, then head over to the printable library to grab whatever activities you’d like to do – there’s loads of crafts and educational printables!
To get access to both the build an Easter Bunny activity as well as all the other printables I’ve created click on the image below:
I hope your children enjoy some Easter crafting with this one – be sure to check back in for more educational printables.
You can also check out the other printables that are already available here.
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Until next time,
Let’s nurture those neurons!