I’ve got Easter kid crafts on the brain! I shared bunny ears earlier this week and now these…
Pipe Cleaner Bunny Easter Eggs! Aren’t they cute?
It’s a unconventional twist on Easter egg decorating.
See what I did there? 😉
All you need are some pipe cleaners and plastic Easter eggs. Using the vent holes at the top and bottom of the eggs, you can make all sorts of fun things.
We started with bunnies, and then moved onto to necklaces, a ring, and a chick which reminds of Sheldon from that cartoon U.S. Acres. Any other 90’s kids remember that show?
The kids had a blast experimenting with the eggs to make all sorts of creations, and if I’m honest, I did too. This makes a great, crafty, mess-free alternative to egg decorating!
It gives your plastic eggs a second life after the hunt, and keeps kids busy with a fun, festive craft.
- pipe cleaners
- plastic Easter eggs
- wire snips or scissors*
*Wire snips are preferred because wire will damage your scissor blades, but if you don’t want your child to use wire snips, cheap kid scissors do the trick and are inexpensive to replace.
- Cut a white pipe cleaner in half for the tail and set aside.
- Take a whole pipe cleaner and fold it in half.
- Open up your Easter egg and thread the pipe cleaner through one of the holes at the top of the Easter egg (the pointier end)
- Insert the other end through the other hole.
- You should now have the pipe cleaners stick up like antennae. Fold the ends down and back through the holes they initially came through.
- Twist the ends on the inside of the egg to secure them. Shape the pipe cleaner loops into bunny ears.
- Repeat the process for the bottom half of the Easter egg.
- Twist the bottom pipe cleaner loops into feet.
- Sandwich a white pipe cleaner half into the back of the Easter egg. There should be a small connective piece that keeps the egg together. The pipe cleaner should be right next to that. Close the egg.
- Twist the white pipe cleaner into a round bunny tail.
Tada! You have a cute little Easter egg bunny!