easy bottle cap easter bunny craft for preschoolers

March 17, 2010




I love a good recycle box craft and this one is really easy. Using our stash of juice bottle lids, we made some fun easter bunnies to hang on our fridge. 
You need a small and a large cap, a puffball for the tail, paper ears, a googly eye, and a sequin and some whiskers. 

Wondering where I got the whiskers? Just snipped a few strands off a kitchen scrub brush and glued them on. (While Juliet was able to glue all the bigger pieces, these whiskers were really tiny and hard for me to hold even, so I glued those on for her.)


I even got in on the fun and made one, too. We used some of our easy to peel foam letter stickers to spell our "bunny" and "rabbit." Words of the week. After they dried, I applied some magnetic tape to the back and we hung them on the fridge!


The Bunny Book by Richard Scarry


Nobody does bunnies better than Richard and Patricia Scarry--I love their illustrations! This is a favorite of ours from our home library. It's better suited for 1 to 2 year olds, but we still like reading it together from time to time. 

Do you have any favorite bunny books to share? 

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15 comments:

Ticia said...

Another little Golden Book, The Bunny Counting Book.

Annette W. said...

Great craft! I think your whiskers are the perfect touch!

The only one I can think of is Pat the Bunny...but it isn't really about bunnies.

artsy_momma said...

Those are adorable! I have been collecting bottle caps too :)

Jackie said...

I love this! Very cute. I am going to add this to my Easter links post.

SkylarKD said...

That is so cute!
As a child, I loved "Leo the Lop", as much for its illustrations as the story (the pictures are adorable). Leo learns that although he's different than the other bunnies (his ears hang down instead of up), normal is whatever you are!

Beth said...

That is so cute and really easy!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

I really like this idea. I've done tons of crafts but never come across this one before. Thanks for linking up.

Elise said...

So simple and so cute. I think my daughter will love this. You came up with a great solutuion for whiskers. We will certainly be trying this.

Kristie at makingarrangementsblog.com said...

Richard Scarry's I Am A Bunny is one of my very favorites! The illustrations are so beautiful and bring back a lot of nostalgic memories of my 1970's childhood.

jennwa said...

I can not wait to try the bottle top bunnies. My favorite is The Bunny Book too. It was mine when I was little and I now read the same copy to my kids.

mrs. c said...

I just finished reading The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown to my Pre-k class, it's about a bunny that finds an egg and tries to figure out what is inside it, then it hatches and the duckling is trying to figure out what that furry little sleeping thing is, the bunny. It is adorable and have read it ever since I started teaching 28 years ago. I even read it to my older students and we study the lovely art work!

mrs. c said...

Forgot to say...I LOVE THE BOTTLECAP BUNNIES!!!!

Wonder Mom said...

Oh, how about "Guess How Much I Love You?"...

Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare are two of my favorite bunnies in the world...

Mama Jenn said...

These are super duper cute!!! I LOVE how you re-used the bottle tops!!! Looks like a perfect Kiddos Create project! ;-)

Michelle said...

This is such a great idea!! I have a huge collection of bottle tops too :0)

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