Make an Easter Bunny Basket
Teach your little one that she doesn't need a lot of fancy materials to make nice crafts and gifts for Easter—with a little resourcefulness and creativity, she can turn items from around the house into a festive Easter bunny gift basket. This activity includes a lot of cutting, gluing, and drawing, which helps strengthen little hand muscles for improved fine motor skills.
What You Need:
- Plastic cottage cheese container, washed and dried
- White construction paper
- White glue
- Markers or crayons
- Paper plate
- Cotton ball
What You Do:
- Help your child cover the outside of the cottage cheese container with white construction paper, trimming it down to size if necessary and gluing in place. This will be the body of your bunny.
- Ask your child to draw a bunny's face on the center of paper plate. Remind her that bunnies have long ears and a pink nose. Encourage her to be creative!
- Help your child cut out the bunny face from the paper plate, setting aside the trimmed pieces for the next step. Have her glue the face to the rim of the cottage cheese container.
- Ask your child to cut out four feet small fee for her bunny from the paper plate pieces leftover from step 3.
- Glue the bunny's feet to the bottom of the cottage cheese container.
- Have your child glue the cotton ball to the bunny's back to give it a fluffy tail.
- Let the glue dry.
- Once the glue is dry, encourage your child to fill her bunny container with Easter grass, chocolate eggs, candy, and other Easter treats!
This little container also makes an excellent gift for teachers and friends.