Make A Paper Plate Easter Bunny Mask

Paper Plate Rabbit MaskThese cute whiskered paper plate Easter Bunny Masks are a really easy Springtime craft and something children of all ages will enjoy having in their dressing up box all year round. I really like that they sit on the forehead as some little ones don’t like wearing full face masks and it makes it much easier for glasses wearers too.

Easter time is such a wonderful season for getting children interested in nature and animals, especially rabbits, chicks and ducklings. Outside there’s so much going on; the daffodils are blooming, ducklings are bobbing in the ponds and the fields are home to bouncing baby bunnies.

Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to visit a local farm and see the baby animals? Baby rabbits are quite adorable with their little tiny ears and bob tails. It really is a magical time of year with so much to see, experience and chatter about. These paper plate Easter Bunny masks are a great simple play resource you can enjoy making together to carry on the learning and exploration within the home.

 Paper Plate Easter Bunny Mask

A Cute Whiskered Paper Plate Easter Bunny Mask.

How To Make An Easter Paper Plate Rabbit Mask

You will need

  • 1 large paper plate
  • light brown paint (I think pink or white would look cute too.)
  • 6 bendy drinking straws
  • stapler
  • felt pen
  • elastic
  • small cup for drawing around.
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • scissors

Method

Stage 1
Paint the paper plate brown and allow to dry.

Stage 2 Paper Plate Easter Bunny Mask

Stage 2
Using a pencil draw a light line across the plate to divide off the upper  third. Place your cup slightly below the line in the middle of the plate and draw lightly around it to mark out the nose area. Draw a little triangle nose in the middle of the circle.

Stage 3 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 3
Using the picture above and your circle and triangle to guide you, draw in pencil the shape of the surrounding nose area.

Stage 4 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 4
Use the eraser to rub out the unwanted guide lines.

Stage 5 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 5
 Start at the side and cut out the mask shape. Use a felt pen to colour your nose.

Stage 6 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 6
Cut the remaining piece of plate in half.

Stage 7 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 7
Use the picture above to guide you and pencil on your ear shapes and cut them out. I deliberately made each ear different but you could keep them both the same if you prefer.

Stage 8 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 8
Staple the ears in place and felt tip on any wanted detail.

Stage 9 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 9
Take 3 straws and hold them together so that the bends all match up. Cut the long pieces of straw below the bend in half. At the other end of the straws, cut off about 2/3 of the short piece of straw below the bend. You want to leave yourself with about 1cm length below the bend to tape with.

Stage 10 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 10
Tape the 1cm pieces of straw below the bend together.

Stage 11 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 11
Tape the bundle of straw whiskers to your mask and repeat stages 9-11 with the other 3 straws.

Stage 12 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 12
Make a small hole in either side of the mask and tie on the elastic so that it is a snug fit to the head. We decided to add some little eye brows to our masks too.

Stage 13 Paper Plate Easter Bunny MaskStage 13
Enjoy wearing your cute Easter Bunny Mask and hop, hop, skippitying around the house and garden.

Boing, Boing…..Hop Skippity!

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Comments

  1. Super cute mask!! And how clever to be able to use ONE plate for face and ears!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says:

      Thanks Maggy :-)
      I love your Kids Get Crafty link up, it’s great to see so many lovely ideas. Thanks for hosting. x

  2. You make it look so easy!! :) I have got to try this out :)

  3. Oh goodness, I love these! I just pinned this so my girls and I can make our own!

    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says:

      Great, thanks for pinning Terri. I hope your girls have lots of fun with them.

  4. I have a daycare and the rabbit mask was a hit
    Great for my 3 and 4 year olds love it and they loved it used way to much paint but had lots of fun as for lots of clean up u bet Thanks for the craft

    Teri

    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says:

      I love hearing how people get on with our crafts Teri, thanks so much for taking the time to come and share with us. :-) I think getting messy is always half the fun!

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