How to Make Bunny Envelopes for Easter

Easter craft time is fun for children and families because they can decorate with bunnies, eggs and ducks. Many Easter crafts can be made quickly, with commonly used materials like construction paper, markers and scissors. A bunny envelope is a fun craft that can also hold Easter cards or treats. It can also be used as a creative place setting for Easter dinner. This project makes a fairly small envelope, but you can use a larger envelope to make a larger project. Learn how to make bunny envelopes for Easter.

Steps

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    Choose a 4 by 6 inch (10.2 by 15.2 cm) envelope. The color of envelope you use will determine the color of your bunny.
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    Lick the seal on the envelope. Press it shut.
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    Turn the envelope so that it is in portrait position with the sealed side up. This means it should be taller than it is wide with the flap to the back.
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    Draw your bunny ears onto the top of the envelope. You will want to use about 4 inches (10.2 cm) of the envelope for your ears and leave 2 inches (5 cm) for the face. You can either draw the ears on freehand or you can download a template and stencil them on.
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    Cut the ears out of the top of your envelope. You will need to cut through both layers of the envelope to form bunny ears on both sides. Discard the extra paper between and to the sides of the ears.
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    Turn the envelope over. The side without the seal will be the front of your envelope. What was once the side will now be the bottom of your envelope and the bunny's face.
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    Fold a piece of pink construction paper. Use white construction paper if you have a pink envelope. Take your template and draw a bunny ear on the construction paper.
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    Cut out the bunny ears through both sides of the folded paper. Take about 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) off the outline of the ears. These will be the inside of your bunny ears.
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    Affix the insides of the ears to the envelope ears with a layer of craft glue.
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    Draw a bunny mouth on the bottom of your envelope with a black marker. An upside down "V' is a good way to draw the mouth.
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    Glue a cotton pom pom to the top of the mouth for your bunny nose. Glue it to the point of your upside down "V."
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    Cut out 2 black dots from construction paper or find wiggly eyes at a craft store. Glue the eyes above and to either side of the pom pom nose. Allow the glue to dry completely before using.
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    Stuff the back of your envelope with fake grass. Fill it with candy eggs or jelly beans.

Tips

  • To make a very large envelope, Take a large piece of construction paper and fold it in half. Glue the sides together. Leave one of the sides open. Flip it vertically and begin to create your bunny envelope according to the instructions above.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Envelope
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Cotton pom poms
  • Craft glue
  • Marker
  • Fake grass
  • Candy


Article Info

Categories: Easter Crafts