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Paper Cup Bunny Craft

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This paper cup bunny is the perfect spring craft for kids! It’s a fairly easy Easter craft for kids to do at home or school.

This craft project is ideal for kindergarten and elementary age children. Preschool age children can also complete this craft with assistance. 

I love how this three-dimensional bunny craft stands by itself allowing you to easily decorate anywhere!

These bunnies make great decorative additions to your home or classroom space.

Make a row of these bunnies to place along your mantle, tables or shelves at home. Or place them on desks or window sills at school.  

You can even stack them for a cute little centerpiece on your dinner table for Easter.

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White text outlined in black on pink background reads Cute Paper Cup Bunny Craft for Kids. Below text are two bunnies made from upside down paper cups. Left one is painted blue and right one is painted pink. Googly eyes, pink pom pom noses, white pipe cleaner whiskers with mouth drawn in black marker. Ears and feet are cut from multi colored polka dotted patterned cardstock and glued to cup.

Dixie Cup Easter Bunny Craft

This paper cup bunny craft uses just a few common craft supplies and only takes about 30 minutes to complete (plus additional drying time).

Do this craft at home, as a family, or at a school for a special Easter craft art center activity.

Making these paper cup bunnies is a fun fine motor activity for preschool and kindergarten children that provides painting, cutting and gluing practice.

Older children will also enjoy this craft that they can complete mostly independently. 

These may require additional drying time depending on how thickly the paint is applied during the painting stage.

Side view of two finished paper cup bunnies that are facing each other to show their pom pom tails on the back. Left bunny is pink and right one is blue.

It’s important to protect your work surface by placing the cups on top of a craft mat, parchment paper, zippered plastic bag, or even a paper plate before painting.

I also recommend wearing a smock or old shirt while painting as acrylic paint may stain clothing.

If crafting with younger children, with a large group, or if you simply prefer to craft with less mess, I recommend purchasing solid color party cups for an easier alternative to painting. 

Additionally, you could also have kids use markers to color on plain white paper cups

Please keep in mind you may need to adjust the size of the ears and feet on the template if you use larger cups as these are formatted for 5 oz Dixie cups.

Paper Cup Bunny Craft Supplies:

Craft supplies for making paper cup bunnies gathered on table: paint, cup, tacky glue, scissors, patterned cardstock paper, googly eyes, pom poms, chenille stem, and printable template for ears and feet.

How to Make Paper Cup Bunnies:

First you will need to download and print out our printable paper cup bunny craft template. (It is file #156 in our free printable resource library.) 

Unpainted patterned Dixie paper cup sitting next to one painted over with white paint.

I suggest starting out by painting your Dixie cup white first, if it is not already solid white. This will help cover any patterns on the cup.

Allow to dry.

Blue paint bottle and paint brush next to blue painted paper cup.

Next, paint the cup your choice of color. We used pink and blue. Multiple coats may be needed depending on how thickly the paint is applied and whether or not you painted it white first.

While your cup is drying, now is a good time to prep your other supplies.

Tacky glue and blue painted cup next to googly eyes, chenille stem, pom poms, and cut out patterned cardstock laying out to make a bunny face.

Cut out and then trace the ears and feet onto the patterned cardstock. I recommend tracing on the back of the cardstock to hide any trace lines. 

With your chenille stem, cut four 1” sections for the whiskers.

Once your cup is dry, it is time to assemble your bunny!

It may be easier to gather and then lay out all the supplies needed next to the cup to remind kids how to place the items on the cups when they work independently.

I recommend using the tacky glue for all gluing. It seems to hold much better and stays in place better than liquid school glue. 

Two pink paper cup bunnies side by side. Left one is facing front and right one is turned around to see where ears and tail are glued to cup.

Start by gluing on the ears to the back side of the cup, pattern facing toward you.

Next, glue the feet to the bottom of the cup.

Add the wiggle eyes, chenille stems for whiskers and pink pom pom nose. 

Then add a white pom pom tail to the back and bottom of the cup.

Allow the glue to dry.

Close view of completed blue paper cup bunny craft.

Finally using a black marker, add on a mouth.

That’s it!

Three finished paper cup bunnies. Pink one is stacked on top of two blue ones to create a bunny pyramid.

Get the Bunny Paper Cup Pattern Printable

Fill out the form below for free instant access to our printable library if you do not currently have access to it. The Paper Cup Bunny Printable Template is File 156.

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Paper Cup Bunny Craft

Paper Cup Bunny Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10 or less

Make these adorable paper cup bunnies for a fun Easter or spring craft for kids.

Materials

  • Paper Cup Bunny Template PDF File #156 (our free printables are available in the free printable resource library)
  • Paper Cup
  • Acrylic Paint (White, Pink, Blue, etc.)
  • Patterned Cardstock
  • 2 Wiggle Eyes
  • ¼” Pink Pom Pom
  • ½” White Pom Pom
  • White Chenille Stem
  • Aleene’s Felt & Foam Tacky Glue
  • Black Marker (for mouth)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper Plate, parchment paper, ziploc bag or craft mat

Instructions

  1. First you will need to download and print out our printable paper cup bunny craft template. (It is file #156 in our free printable resource library.) 
  2. I suggest starting out by painting your Dixie cup white first, if it is not already solid white. This will help cover any patterns on the cup.
  3. Allow to dry.
  4. Next, paint the cup your choice of color. We used pink and blue. Multiple coats may be needed depending on how thickly the paint is applied and whether or not you painted it white first.
  5. While your cup is drying, now is a good time to prep your other supplies.
  6. Cut out and then trace the ears and feet onto the patterned cardstock. I recommend tracing on the back of the cardstock to hide any trace lines. 
  7. With your chenille stem, cut four 1” sections for the whiskers.
  8. Once your cup is dry, it is time to assemble your bunny!
  9. It may be easier to gather and then lay out all the supplies needed next to the cup to remind kids how to place the items on the cups when they work independently.
  10. I recommend using the tacky glue for all gluing. It seems to hold much better and stays in place better than liquid school glue. 
  11. Start by gluing on the ears to the back side of the cup, pattern facing toward you.
  12. Next, glue the feet to the bottom of the cup.
  13. Add the wiggle eyes, chenille stems for whiskers and pink pom pom nose. 
  14. Then add a white pom pom tail to the back and bottom of the cup.
  15. Allow the glue to dry.
  16. Finally using a black marker, add on a mouth.

Notes

These may require additional drying time depending on how thickly the paint is applied during the painting stage.

It’s important to protect your work surface by placing the cups on top of a craft mat, parchment paper, zippered plastic bag, or even a paper plate before painting.

I also recommend wearing a smock or old shirt while painting as acrylic paint may stain clothing.

If crafting with younger children, with a large group, or if you simply prefer to craft with less mess, I recommend purchasing solid color party cups for an easier alternative to painting. 

Additionally, you could also have kids use markers to color on plain white paper cups. 

Please keep in mind you may need to adjust the size of the ears and feet on the template if you use larger cups as these are formatted for 5 oz Dixie cups.

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