Paper Plate Bunny Purse for Easter

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Time for a cute Easter Craft for Preschoolers. Have a go at making some adorable Paper Plate Bunny Purse or our Paper Plate Chick Purse. A super cute craft that toddler or preschooler will LOVE to “wear” and use aftewards. The perfect accessory for the Easter Egg hunt or Easter parade outfit!

Paper plate bunny purse
With 3 paper plates you can make a bunny and chick purse!

We do love simple crafts that you can enjoy with the kids. Here is a great little craft for Easter (or any time of year really.. but particularly for Easter!!) use some left over party paper plates and turn them into these ADORABLE little Bunny and Chick purses. They are super quick and easy to make and will leave you wanting to make more and more and more!

This posts shows you how to make the paper plate bunny purse – with step by step photos. If you are after JUST the paper plate chick.. hop on over here:

paper plate chick
You can also make these cute paper plate chick purses!

Supplies needed to make this adorable Paper Plate Easter Bunny Purse!

3 paper plates are needed for this bunny craft
You don’t need much to make a paper plate Easter Bunny!
  • 2 Paper plates for the bunny, 1 Paper plate for the chick
  • Wool or ribbon for the strap
  • Scissors
  • Paint & accessories such as feathers or felt
  • Glue
  • Stapler (optional)

How to make a paper plate bunny purse for Easter

The video on auto play shows you how to make the paper plate chick purse.. and here we have step by step photos for your Easter Rabbit version!

1. Prepaper your paper plate

cut the papepr plate in half
The first paper plate will make the purse

The great thing is, that you don’t need to use paints for the bunny version – you can get away with just using pens if you wish. If you are making a chick, you will to paint it yellow first (or in any colour your wish!! Chick don’t HAVE to be yellow!). Once dry.. or if keeping plain white, cut your paper plate in half.

2. Make your Easter rabbit ears

shape the paper plate into ears
The second paper plate is used for the Easter bunny’s ears

For the Bunny you will need to cut out some ears – you can see above how to make the most out of your plate to get some lovely big bunny ears. You can also use plain white card if your prefer.

3. Attach the rabbit ears to your paper plate purse

tape the ears to one half of the paper plate
Attached the paper plate bunny ears

Glue/ staple or sello tape your ears in place. Glue will take a while to dry.. so you may want to tape or staple

4. Assemble your basic paper plate purse

connect the two paper plates into a purse
Connect the two paper plate halves, as well as the ribbon

Place your ribbon or wool, between your paper plates and now add lots of glue to keep the two sides together, as well as securing the ribbon in place.

For the chick we stapled this.

So you can see that both look nice! Stapling IS quicker… but glue may be easier for younger kids.

Another way you can do this, is to “hole punch” holes all the way around the base and then turn this into a lacing activity.

5. Decorate your paper plate purse to look like a bunny

add the bunny ear colors
Use marker pens or paint to add bunny ear features and color

Paint on your details – we used paint for the ears, nose and cheeks and the pen for the black details.

ADD THE bunny face
Add the Easter Bunny Facial features with markers or paint

You can use markers only if you prefer… for the chick we glued on some feathers (you can draw them on or use card) as well as a little felt for the beak (again use card if your prefer) and drew on an eye!

paper plate bunny easter
Your Paper Plate Bunny Purse is finished! Your preschooler will love it!


Aren’t they lovely?! The kids couldn’t decide who wanted which one.. so the great thing is…. We can make ANOTHER SET IN NO TIME as they are so quick and easy to make…. Lovely!

Enjoy our thrifty little Easter craft and hope to see you again soon!

We have another fun Paper Plate Bunny for you – these little guys rock!

paper plate bunny rocking
Rocking Paper Plate Bunnies

Check out the rest of our Paper Plate Easter Crafts for Preschoolers:

Paper Plate Easter Crafts
Wonderful Paper Plate Easter Crafts

We also have a more extensive collection of Easter Crafts for Preschoolers and Toddlers!

Preschool Easter Crafts

If you enjoyed this paper plate bunny purse why not pin it to Pinterest for safe keeping?

how to make a paper plate easter bunny
Making a paper plate bunny purse is quick and easy! And low mess!