Celebrate Easter and Earth Day with this cute recycle bunny craft! For many of us, Easter is the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion. For others, this time of Spring celebrates the Jewish holiday of Passover. However, for those who aren’t religious, Easter is followed with the tradition of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving baskets of candy.
This tradition of bunnies, eggs and candy go back to the holiday’s root purpose: procreation! Easter was originally the celebration of Ishtar, the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility. Her symbols (like the egg and the bunny) were and still are fertility and sex symbols. After Roman Emperor Constantine decided to Christianize the Empire, Easter was changed to represent the rebirth Jesus as well as the spring season of birth and growth. Who knew!
Have some fun with your kids creating this colorful and playful bunny from a recycled toilet roll. Create a habitat for the bunny with other recycled material and let your children’s imaginations roam or take it outside and explore nature with your recycle craft bunny!
• Recycled Toilet Roll
• Paper (Chipper used red and white but choose any two colors or use paint!)
• Googly Eyes
• Cut two long skinny bunny ears out in the same color and cut two more smaller ones out in a different color. Glue the smaller ones inside of the larger ones to create bunny ears.
• Cover the roll with paper your used for larger ears, cut with scissors to fit and tape or glue to attach to toilet roll. Or paint it whatever color you like!
• Glue the ears to the inside of the toilet paper roll with smaller ears facing forward.
• Glue on googly eyes and small pompoms for nose and tail. Add any other decorations that you desire!
• Draw on whiskers with marker or pen. Try adding a smiling bunny face too!
• Place your bunny somewhere around the house or classroom OR go outside and hop around!
Make it a teachable moment! Check out these fun facts about bunnies and share with your little ones. Have a Chipper Easter! 🙂