Easter is such an exciting time of year. The days get warmer and longer, the flowers begin to bloom, and the sweet signs of spring start to fill the air. Celebrate the season by making these fun and easy Easter bunny cards with your kids.
Choose from two kid-friendly, DIY Easter crafts — a cute bunny holding a carrot or a bunny place card decorated with your favorite Easter chocolates. Get started with the directions and templates below. These easy-to-make bunny rabbit crafts make the perfect little treat for kids, teachers, and grandparents, or for decorating your Easter table.
Easter Bunny Cards
Makes 4 cards
• cardstock: - heavy-weight white (65-lb) – 3 sheets - pink – 1/2 sheet - black – 1/4 sheet • chocolate carrots – 4 • paper punches: - standard handheld hole punch - small circle punch - small heart punch • glue stick • double-sided tape • black pen (fine point, felt tip) • Easter Bunny card template
1. Gather your supplies. Print your template and cut out each element so that you can use them as stencils for creating your cards. (For optimal results, make sure your white cardstock is heavyweight, so that it is sturdy enough to hold the weight of the chocolate.)
2. Trace the shapes marked head, body, foot 1, and foot 2 onto the white cardstock. Then cut out each part to create the body of your bunny.
3. Now it’s time to start adding detail to your bunny. Trace the shapes marked “ear 1” and “ear 2” onto the pink cardstock to create the inside part of the bunny ears. Carefully cut and glue these pink pieces to the inside of the bunny’s ears.
4. With the heart-shaped paper punch, cut a heart from the pink cardstock. This will be your bunny’s nose, so go ahead and use glue to attach it in the middle of the round bunny face.
5. Punch two small circles out of the white cardstock with the paper punch. This will make the outer eyes. Then, use the hole punch and the black cardstock, to create two black dots for the center of each eye. Glue a black dot to each of small white circles. Then glue your eyes to your bunny face, just above the heart-shaped nose.
6. Make the bunny’s feet by using the foot pad 1 and foot pad 2 templates to cut out pads from the pink cardstock. Then create the small toe pads by using the hole punch and pink cardstock to create a total of 6 toe pads (3 for each foot). Glue a pink foot pad onto each of the white feet, about 1 centimeter from the bottom. Then attach three pink toe pads in an arch along the top.
7. Take the body of your bunny and carefully fold the arms inward. (Holding a ruler along the edge helps to create a nice clean fold.) This step should be done before you start gluing on the rest of the parts on. Your arm placement will be important when you add the chocolate.
8. Now assemble your bunny. Carefully glue the head to the smaller end of the body. Then attach both of the feet. We recommend having the feet slightly angled outward. Let dry completely (about 15 minutes) before continuing onto the next step.
9. Using a black pen, draw on your bunny mouth and hands. (Eyelashes and whiskers, optional.)
10. Finally, it’s time to add the chocolate! Take a small strip of double-sided tape and attach the chocolate carrot or egg to the body of the bunny. Then use two smaller pieces of double-sided tape to attach the hands to the chocolate.
Easter Bunny Place Card
Makes 4 cards
- heavy-weight white (65-lb) – 3 sheets
- yellow – 1/4 sheet
- black – 1/4 sheet
• assorted filled chocolate Easter eggs • paper punches:
- standard handheld hole punch
- small circle punch
- small heart punch
• glue stick
• double-sided tape
• black pen (fine point, felt tip)
• Easter Bunny head template
1. Start by gathering your materials. Print your template and cut out each element so that you can use them as stencils for creating your name tags.
2. Trace the shapes marked head onto the white cardstock and carefully cut out each one.
3. Using the heart-shaped paper punch and the yellow cardstock, cut out a heart. Glue this in the middle of the head to make your bunny’s nose.
4. Use the small circle paper punch and the scraps of white card stock to create two small circles for the outer part of the eyes. Then, use the hole punch and the black cardstock, to create two black dots for the center of each eye. Glue a black dot to each of the small white circles. Then glue your eyes to your bunny face, just above the heart-shaped nose. Use the pen to then draw on the rest of the bunny face by adding a mouth and eyelashes. (To make this bunny into a name tag, simply write a name in place of the mouth.)
5. Now onto the yummy part. Use a one-inch piece of double-sided tape to attach a chocolate egg to each of your bunny ears. Mix and match flavors to create a colorful bunny, or pick two of your favorites like our peanut butter eggs.
(These place card holders can also be easily transformed into napkin holders. Simply measure and cut a 2-inch by 8.5-inch strip of cardstock. Glue the two short ends together to form a ring and then attach your bunny head to the side.)
Congratulations, your easy DIY Easter bunny cards are complete! Show us your finished designs. Share your extraordinary Easter bunny crafts with us on Facebook or Instagram (@LCChocolates). Be sure to include the hashtag #Easterbunnyfun for a chance to win a gourmet Easter basket!