Make these bunny handprints with the kids this Easter – they’re a great gift to give the grandparents!
How to make Bunny Handprints with the kids for Easter. This Easter bunny handprint craft would make a great keepsake or gift for the grandparents.
The twins are at the perfect age for doing arts and crafts together. They are old enough to not make a total mess, by young enough that they aren’t “too cool” to do crafts with mom. We had so much fun making this craft at gandma’s house!
Related: Kick the candy this year, and check out these kid-friendly Dollar Store Easter basket ideas.
We laminated our bunny handprints and then put them on sticks to add to a spring flower arrangement. This would make a perfect little gift for grandma and grandpa from the grand kids.
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- solid color cardstock or thick scrapbook paper
- acrylic craft paint in white, pink, and black
- a fine tip paintbrush and a wide paintbrush
- thermal laminator machine and laminating pouches or self-laminating pouches
- decorative paper straws
- clear packing tape
A note on the laminator machine – If you have young children, this inexpensive craft machine (under $30) is well worth the investment. You can laminate artwork to save or give as gifts, as well as activity sheets that you want to re-use, chore charts, and more. We use ours all the time! If you don’t want to go that route, self-laminating sheets are another great option.
Tutorial: Bunny Handprints
- Start with your little crafting helpers and some white craft paint. Cover their palms and four fingers (but NOT the thumb) with a generous amount of paint.
- Make white paint handprints on the colored cardstock craft paper. Help them press their hand firmly down on the paper, and then lift straight up.
- Let the white paint dry completely. Then cut out each handprint.
- Grab pink and black craft paint, or a paint pen works too. Add a pink triangle for a nose, as well as two pink ovals for the bunny ears. Then add whiskers, eyes, and a mouth with black paint. Let all of the paint dry completely before laminating.
- Run your bunny faces through the thermal laminator, or laminate with self-laminating sheets. I highly recommend protecting the bunny faces by laminating, especially if you plan on adding them to fresh flowers. You don’t want your bunny faces being ruined by water!
- Trim the laminated bunnies.
- Using clear packing tape, attach a paper straw to the back of each bunny.
These handprint bunny sticks can be added to any spring flower bouquet. Pair the handprint bunnies with fresh flowers for a very special grandparent gift this spring.
You can even save the bunnies and keep them in a pen holder on your desk at work or in your home office. Be sure to write your child’s name and the year on the back if you want to save these as keepsakes!
This post first appeared over at Princess Pinky Girl, where I’m a contributor.
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