DIY Bunny Ears

bunny ears

I look forward to Easter Sunday for weeks—the baskets, the cheery tablescapes, the mimosas (and adult conversations!) I’ll get to have with brunch. When the day arrives, I’m usually so caught up in the kids’ outfits and the Easter bunny and our busy schedule, hopping from one family party to the next, that I don’t even stop to acknowledge the true meaning of the day.

I grew up going to church every now and then, but by high school, sports and a packed social calendar took priority. I absolutely believe in a higher power, but I don't know him—or it? or her?—much anymore. Because of that, I don't really know how to introduce my kids to religion...

On Easter, we talk a lot about new life (the spring buds and the baby animals born this season), but nothing beyond that yet. I mostly just want my kids to know that Easter is about more than candy and bunnies! I got a few book recommendations that might help this spring.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to make these adorable bunny ears!


WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 fabric headband

  • 9 white pipe cleaners

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Bend 2 pipe cleaners in the shape of bunny ears. Wrap the ends around the headband to secure the ears in place.

  2. Wrap the 7 remaining pipe cleaners tightly around the headband, starting at one end and finishing at the other.

MORE IDEAS FOR PLAY

  •  Bend 1 ear to make it look flopped over. Find a hair ribbon to tie around it.    

  •  Make a little hat out of felt, construction paper, or cardboard and tie it to your bunny ears with string.    


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