Paper Plate Easter Bunny with Cotton Balls Craft

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This Easter bunny craft idea is easy to make and relatively mess free… Once you get the liberal gluing stage out of the way.

Kids will love these cute and cuddly looking bunny faces that are made on paper plates on a thick bed of cotton balls. 

Below you will find full instructions and a video demonstration so you can make your own cotton ball Easter bunnies at home.

Paper Plate and Cotton Ball Easter Bunny Craft

Prepare Your Paper Plate Bunny Craft Materials

The paper plates and cotton balls are the building blocks of this craft project. After that, you can improvise however you like! 

We have provided two examples for how to put the whiskers and mouth together with a pipe cleaner and a yarn option. You could substitute with cuts of colored paper if you wanted to. 

Same with our pom-pom noses. Buttons or paper cut-outs could also be used. 

Paper Plate Easter Bunny Materials

Paper Plate Easter Bunny Video Demonstration

Check out the video below for a full walkthrough of the project. 

The facial features can get a bit tricky with how you manipulate and stick the pipe cleaners and yarn. The rest of the project is relatively easy to complete. 


How to Make a Paper Plate Easter Bunny with Cotton Balls

How to Make a Paper Plate Easter Bunny

These cute Easter bunny faces can be made from paper plates and a thick bed of cotton balls. You can mix and match the colors that make up the remaining features of the bunny face to create a colorful array of Easter decorations for your household. Kids will love this craft project.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy


Stage 1 - Prepare the Paper Plate Cotton Ball Base

  1. Step 1- Generously apply glue to the paper plate and use a paintbrush to spread it out evenly.
  2. Step 2 - Completely cover the gluey surface of the plate in cotton balls. They should be held in place easily if the glue cover is thick enough.

Stage 2 - Cut and Glue Pink Bunny Features

  1. Step 3 - Draw a bunny ear shape on both white paper and pink-colored paper. The pink element should be smaller in size than the white.
  2. Step 4 - Cut out both sets of ears. The pink should sit comfortably on top of the white to show the color pattern of an inner ear. Step 4
  3. Step 5 - Using pink pipe cleaners to match the color of the ears create the whiskers of the bunny and a mouth with a slight smirk. Step 5
  4. Step 6 - Glue a couple of googly eyes on your bed of cotton balls in the appropriate place to allow for a full bunny face to sit below it.
  5. Step 7 - Glue a pink pom-pom for the nose, and then your whiskers and mouth underneath this. Step 7

Stage 3 - Cut and Glue Yellow Bunny Features

  1. Step 8 - Repeat steps 3 & 4 above with yellow paper instead of pink. Step 8
  2. Step 9 - For the whiskers and mouth we will be using the yarn instead of the pipe cleaners. Cut three 5" lengths of yarn. They can be crisscrossed to make the same whiskers effect. Step 9
  3. Step 10 - Glue in place all of your bunny facial features.
  4. Step 11 - Your Easter bunnies are now ready for display! Complete Cotton Ball Easter Bunny Craft

    Why Make Easter Bunny Cotton Ball Faces

    This is a fun Easter craft idea that is easy to execute and can be done mostly with things you have laying around the house. 

    You will go through a lot of cotton balls though so make sure you have plenty! 

    The colored paper ear cut-outs that be in any color of your child’s choosing and you can end up with a broad range of colorful decorations to place around the house before Easter time. 

    For More Easter Craft Ideas

    Check out some of our other Easter craft ideas below: 

    Final Word

    It is hard to go wrong with these adorable bunny faces. It is a sure thing to get your kids excited for the Easter bunny to visit. 

    Toddlers and preschoolers will have lots of fun painting on the glue and covering in the cotton balls. And seeing how the faces come together from there will be a great learning experience at the same time. 

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    Joan is our creative specialist who puts together our craft projects and video tutorials to help parents engage their children in productive activities. Joan also runs an online arts & crafts store called Papel de Arte.

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