I just have to say I think this Hopping Clothespin Bunny Puppet is one of my favorite bunny craft projects ever and is the perfect project to get ready for Easter!! I host a toddler/preschool art group at my house once a week and I was browsing Pinterest looking for some ideas. I was planning on doing some Easter Bunny themed projects and then I found this adorable Hatching Egg Craft and the inspiration for this project. I thought if I attached the bunny on to the clothes pin it would move up and down like it was hopping. I made a quick sample and it worked perfectly, both Emily and Juliette thought it was the cutest thing ever and I couldn’t wait for the girls to make their own!
First I cut out a bunny shape for each of the girls to decorate. Juliette decided to color the ears and draw the face with markers. She also used various other craft supplies to decorate it. She used a cotton ball for the tail, wiggly eyes and craft foam for the teeth and nose. She also cut out a carrot from scraps of construction paper. I loved just watching to see what she created.
Once they were finished with the bunnies, they cut fringe on a strip of green construction paper to use as the grass.
Finally I used hot glue to put everything together. I glued two of the jumbo craft sticks together to make one longer craft stick. I did this 2 times so that I had one for the top and one for the bottom. Then I hot glued these onto the clothespin as you can see in the picture above. Next, I glued the grass onto the bottom craft stick being careful not to let it stick to the top one. Then I glued the bunny onto the top craft stick making sure that it didn’t touch the grass. Finally I trimmed the top craft stick with a scissor so that it ended with the bunny. We found that the hot glue holds everything together much better and I like that it dries so quickly. They were able to play with their bunny crafts right away!
Also check out our cute Hand Print Bunny Napkin Rings