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Grab some unfinished wood pieces and craft paint to make this charming Easter bunny specimen art – a quick and easy craft for spring.

turn dollar store wood cutouts into Easter bunny art

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Why I love this craft

This craft uses the little wood cutout ornaments, often available at the dollar store or any craft store. They are typically advertised as supplies for kids crafts, but why should they have all the fun? I love the idea of transforming something that wasn’t intended for that specific use.

dollar store supplies for Easter specimen art

This charming project combines elements of whimsy and creativity, using inexpensive supplies from your local dollar store. With just a few simple steps, you can craft a unique piece of artwork that will bring a touch of Easter cheer to any room. So gather your materials and let’s get making!

Video Tutorial

Watch this quick video tutorial to see how this craft came together:

Note: this video has two tutorials. One is the bunny craft in this blog post, as well as a similar craft: spring carrot specimen art.

Easter bunny specimen art craft
Easter bunny specimen art craft

Easter Bunny Specimen Art

Yield: 1 craft
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Grab some unfinished wood pieces and craft paint to make this charming Easter bunny specimen art - a quick and easy craft for spring.

Materials

  • Wood box (Dollar Tree)
  • Mini bunny wood cutouts
  • Folk art home decor chalk paint (sage)
  • Folk art matte paint (gentle violet, mossy meadow)
  • 1" natural fiber ribbon

Instructions

  1. Watch the tutorial. Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this craft.
  2. Paint the wood box. Using a 1" paint brush, paint your wood box with white chalk paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat if necessary. paint wood box with white chalk paint
  3. Paint the mini bunnies. Choose 3 different pastel paint colors. Then paint the front of the bunny cutouts (3 bunnies per color). Let dry. Paint a second coat for better coverage. paint wood bunnies with pastel paints
  4. Set the bunnies inside the box. Dry fit the bunnies inside of the box, so they are evenly spaced. Apply a dab of wood glue with a fine point paint brush to the back of each bunny, and then set them back into place. let the wood glue dry. add bunnies to inside of wood box with wood glue
  5. Attach ribbon. Apply the ribbon along the outside of the box. Leave enough ribbon to tie a knot at the top, secured with hot glue. Make a bow (with bunny ears) and secure the tails with a dab of hot glue, then cut the ribbon tail ends at a 45-degree angle. tie a ribbon around the box with a bow.

The Finished Easter Bunny Specimen Art

DIY spring specimen art crafts

This Easter bunny specimen art pairs perfectly it’s partner: spring carrot specimen art!

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Dollar Store Easter Bunny Specimen Art
DIY Dollar Store Easter Bunny Specimen Art

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