I hope the kids’ craft posts for this week have gotten you in the springtime mood! In honor of National Crafting Month, we’ve made a collection of masterpieces. Chicks with a paper plate shell, tissue paper hyacinths, thumbprint sheep, and today – Stained-glass Bunnies!!!!
We are getting geared up for that Easter Bunny! Today’s craft is sure to be a hit with that big guy. We will make a stained-glass bunny out of construction paper, contact paper, and tissue paper. Seriously! That’s all you need.
The cutting is trickier on this craft, so I would recommend pre-cutting the pieces for the kiddos. I typically have my 5 and 6-year-old cut their own, but not on this one. The mouth and whiskers are delicate and the inside of the ears you have to make a hole to cut from. They can cut out the eyes, the nose and the tissue paper squares. They will also need some help arranging the pieces on the contact paper.
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These bunnies are so cute! I can’t wait to start. Let’s do this!
Supplies for Stained-Glass Bunny
- Construction Paper (white, pink, and black)
- Contact Paper (clear matte) – our Walmart keeps this in the housewares department
- Tissue Paper (white and pink)
Instructions for Stained-Glass Bunny
- Trace and cut out head, two eyes, nose, mouth, and two whiskers.
- Cut a piece of contact paper large enough to fit the head and the whisker since they stick out on the sides.
- Cut a second piece of contact paper the same size and set aside for later.
- Remove paper backing from contact paper and set it sticky side up on the counter.
- Center the head and stick it onto the paper. The thing to remember here is that the front is facing down. If you need to double-check, just lift up the paper to see the craft from the front.
- Position the nose where you want it and then place the mouth as well. Mine mouth overlaps onto the nose just a little, so from the back, the mouth is on top.
- Place the eyes next.
- Last is the whiskers. These are tricky because you need to lift up the side of the head and put these underneath so they appear in front. When in doubt, just pick up the contact paper to see it from the front. The contact paper allows you to move the construction paper. Not the tissue paper though.
- Speaking of tissue paper…..once the pieces are in place, have the kiddos cut some 1” squares out of white tissue paper.
- Place these pieces, overlapping, to make a solid layer of tissue paper. Don’t leave any spaces and cover the entire face.
- Next, cut out 1” squares from the pink tissue paper.
- These are used for the ears, so overlap these pieces to make a solid pink layer in each ear.
- When you are finished, get the second piece of contact paper you cut. Remove the paper backing and place it sticky side down on top of your craft. This secures the craft without any glue and protects it while it is in the window.
- Last step is to cut around the bunny head. Be careful of the whiskers!
There you have it! These bunnies are so fun to make and super cute greeting everyone from the window or door. I would love to see your finished bunny! Send me a picture at [email protected] or leave me a comment below. Thanks for joining me and I hope your spring crafts look great!