We have a fabulous Paper Weaving Easter Bunny craft for your little ones – complete with and free Easter Printable. This isn’t just ANY weaving project… it is also one that allows you to explore shapes, pattern making and of course colours whilst developing fine motorskills!
Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Learning Resources
This printable is brought to you in collaboration with Learning Resources, a website dedicated to educational but FUN ideas for kids.
We love this Paper Weaving Easter Bunny Craft because, not only is it ADORABLE, but it is great for a number of reasons –
- You can spend time crafting and colouring with your kids.
- You can introduce the concept of primary and secondary colours while colouring.
- You can experiment with different colouring tools (e.g. pencils, paint) and how to create textures.
- You can introduce basic shapes like square, rectangle, triangle and circle.
- They are fabulous for fine motor skills (e.g. colouring and cutting out templates).
- They make wonderful little presents for friends and family.
- They help to engage with others (e.g. share emotions, share joy, communication starter/ice breaker)
Supplies needed for our paper weaving bunny craft:
- Our free Paper Weaving Easter Bunny printable,
- Colouring Pens, markers or paints
- Random materials to create textures
Hop on over to our sponsors at Learning Resources and download your FREE printable paper weaving craft for Easter:
How to make your Paper Weaving Easter Bunny
The wonderful thing about this printable, is that you can make it as simple or as complicated as you wish! We took the opportunity to make this a wonderfully arty exploration as well. But if you are working in a group, you can easily print the weaving page onto different coloured sheets of paper and mix and match the colours that way. Then get the children to colour in “just” the bunny part of the project!
1.) Download the printable! And then have fun colouring bunny, background and paper weaving shapes and strips.
Have a look around your home and see if you can find materials (e.g. sponge, packaging, fabrics, crunched up papers) to apply some texture to your background picture. Cotton balls are great for clouds!
2.) When all is colored, begin to cut out all bunny parts. This is a great opportunity for practicing those scissor handling skills!
Now we will cut out the paper weaving shapes and strips.
3.) It’s time to weave! Choose your favorite shape to start of with and then begin to weave a strip of paper over one section and then under the next until the row is done. Then repeat the same with another strip of paper for the second row only now you will go under the section that you previously went over.
4.) We need to fix the ends a little. You can choose to either glue the last strip to the shape or attach a bit of tape to the back of your weaving.
5.) Trim the strips of paper that stick out too much.
6.) It’s BIG DECISION time! Will you keep the SQUARES or will you turn your square into a CIRCLE or TRIANGLE?!
7.) Time to assemble the Easter bunny! Hurray!
Add glue to the back of your chosen paper weaving shape and glue it in the centre of the background paper. The weaving shape will be Easter bunnies’ torso. Now add glue on the ends of the ears and attach to bunnies’ head. Glue head, forelegs and hind legs on to torso.
DONE! Isn’t it the cutest?
Love how you can really “play” with the decorating and arty elements of this paper weaving craft!
I think these would be LOVELY as wall decor at Easter time, OR you can send it family and friends a most adorable Easter Greeting Card too, don’t you think?
We have a lovely and long standing relationship with Learning Resources, so have previous spring and Easter projects that you may love to browse:
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