What You Need:
- Large disposable paper cup (coffee cups work well)
- 2 pipe cleaners in the same color as your cup
- 2 wiggly eyes
- Pink felt or construction paper
- Black marker
- 1 cotton ball
What You Do:
- Help your child trace a line around the cup about 2 inches above the bottom edge with the pencil. The area under this line will be the base of the basket.
- Ask your child to draw a large circle from the bottom to about halfway up the cup. This will be the bunny’s face.
- Have her draw two big bunny ears just above the bunny's face, stretching them all the way to the top of the cup.
- Now help your child cut out her bunny along the pencil lines. Make sure to keep the bunny face and base of the basket attached.
- Once her bunny basket is cut out, have your child give the bunny a face. Glue on the wiggly eyes, a triangle piece of felt or construction paper for a nose, and a few short pipe cleaner segments for whiskers. Use the black marker to draw a little mouth.
- Now turn the bunny around and glue the cotton ball to his back for a tail.
- Turn the bunny back around so his face is toward you. Carefully poke a small hole on either side of the basket's base with scissors, a sharp pencil, or a hole punch.
- To give your basket a handle, thread the pipe cleaner through the holes and pinch the tips together to secure.
Fill your bunny basket with shredded green paper and candies and give it to a friend for Easter or keep it for yourself as a special treat!