Foot Print Bunnies

This Easter will look a lot different for our family this year as it most likely will be for you too. Typically I host Easter at our home. My parents and cousins come over and we eat dinner together. The kids open their Easter baskets. Since we have 4 children with April birthdays we celebrate them at the same time, they open their gifts and we have birthday cake. It is a big day with lots to celebrate. Not this year. We will have no guests in our home as we are under quarantine. Sad but it is what’s best.

 

Our alternative is the day before Easter is to drive down to my parents and visit through the window.  I am going to make them homemade bread, the kids made them cards and we made them the craft I am about to show you. My mom will leave their Easter baskets outside for them. Then we will come back home.

What mom or grandparent does not like a footprint or handprint crafts from their children or grandchildren? I have several of them from my children from over the years. They are special to me, at times I pull them out and show the kids.  They get a kick out of putting their hands over their little handprints from years earlier to see how much they have grown but honestly, it breaks my heart. Time goes by too fast! This bunny craft is definitely one that will be a special keepsake!

 

Thankfully I already had all the materials at home to make this craft. Since we are in quarantine I am trying to not leave the house unless it is essential like food shopping. If you do not have any of these items you could either substitute or purchase them on-line, no need to leave your home to purchase any of them.

 

Bunny craft materials

  • Acrylic Paint ( I used a slate gray and white mixed together but you can choose any color you want your bunny to be, it may also depend on what color paper you use as well)
  • Paint brush
  • Paper (I have a huge roll of paper that I cut to my desired size but if you have one child you can use 8 1/2 x 11 paper, more than one child your paper may need to be larger)
  • Sharpie Markers 
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue 
  • Your kid’s feet

 

Gather all your materials. If you are mixing your paint colors together to get a specific color you mix them in a paint tray for easy clean-up. I sat on our tile floor for this project because if we spilled paint it would be easy to clean up. I also had a package of baby wipes nearby so that when I was done with each child’s foot we could clean up some of the paint off the bottom of their foot so they would not make too much of a mess on the way to the bathtub where they could wash off the rest of the paint.

 

I painted the bottom of my oldest’s left foot and firmly pressed it down on the paper. ** Make sure you leave room on the paper to draw the bunny ears and grass. We did our footprints too high on the paper which made for little room for the bunny ears. Then I continued this process of painting the bottoms of the left feet (so they are all going in the same direction) of each of my children by age so that the bunnies would go from big to small. Once the bunnies dried I used a gray Sharpie (which was the closest to the paint color) and drew bunny ears.  Next, I used various shades of green Sharpie Markers and make grass.  I also added their names next to each bunny. Then I placed a small amount of glue (just above the toes) and added a bit of cotton ball on the glue. ** I was able to get 3 cotton-tails out of 1 cotton ball.  The craft we made for my mom I added Some bunnies love you at the bottom of the paper and for the one I made for me I added Mama’s little bunnies.

 

What do you think? Hopefully,  grandma will love it! What handprint crafts have you made with your children lately?

 

Be sure to check out my other handprint and/or footprint kids crafts:

Baby chick handprint

Shamrock Handprints

Handprint Hearts

Turkey Handprints

Handprint Paper Plate Pumpkin 

Father’s Day Handprint Keepsake

Snowmen Footprints

 

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Comments

  1. Such a cute craft idea. I always love looking at my kids footprints from when they were little

  2. How ADORABLE are these!!!! It is a great idea especially since we are all home with the kids!!!

  3. These are adorable! I love how cute they came out! What a perfect keepsake for the future.

  4. These footprint bunnies are absolutely adorable. What a cute craft to make with kids while we’re all staying home this Easter.

  5. Catalina says:

    How awesome and cute is this! Something fun to do it all together and remember it for years!

  6. This is so cute!! Can’t wait to try it with kids! I’m sure they’ll love it!

  7. These are so cute!! Can’t wait to try it with the kids!

  8. I can’t wait to try it with the kids! So cute!

  9. Such a fun idea! I can’t wait to try it with the kids! So cute!

  10. These are just too cute!

  11. Eileen M Loya says:

    Such a cute little Easter craft. I wish I could make this with my grandson, but I haven’t seen him since the lock down started. Soon as we are done with this lock down, I will have to “kidnap” him from his parents and make all these crafts that I’ve been bookmarking.

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