With Easter just a couple weeks away, my kid are excitedly counting down the days until the Easter bunny hops his way to our house. To help keep them entertained until that day arrives, we made an Easter Bunny Puppet.
Puppets are great extension of pretend play that many young children engage in naturally. Puppets are great for imaginative and opened ended play as well as learning. They are great for helping young children develop communication and social skills. Children don’t feel as shy or inhibited when communicating and interacting using a puppet.
Puppets can be made from many different materials. We made a paper bag puppet here and today we have puppet made from a paper plate and craft stick. You can use those two materials and make so many variations of this puppet.
- Small paper plates (dessert size)
- Craft sticks (we use the wider craft sticks)
- White pipe cleaner
- Pink pom pom
- Black maker
- Googly eyes
- White & pink card stock
1. Glue googly eyes onto the paper plate.
2. Use the black marker to draw eyelashes and a mouth on your bunny puppet.
3. Cut the pipe cleaner in 1/2 and then fold each 1/2 in 1/2 and glue onto the paper plate for the bunny’s whiskers.
4. Glue the pink pom pom onto the pipe cleaners for the nose.
5. Cut bunny ears from the white card stock and the inside of the bunny ears from the pink card stock. Glue them together and then tape or glue to the back of the paper plate.
6. Attach the paper plate to the craft stick. I find that tape holds it better than the school glue. A glue gun would work well too.
Written by About a Mom contributor, Kim. Kim, the mama behind The Resourceful Mama, is a medical social worker turned stay at home mom to three. She enjoys sharing simple crafts and activities, parenting and homemaking tips, and a lot of holiday fun.