Paper Easter crafts like this woven bunny are such a great fine motor activity. Children have to use their cutting skills to create slits in a shape as well as the strip of paper that will be woven through the strips. Weaving the strips up and down through the slits can be tricky! Children will have to concentrate on not pulling the strips too hard. They will also have to carefully feed the strips over and under the strips. It is so worth the focusing and pincher grip work. The final product is s always look very cool.
I have shared a number of different paper woven craft with you. You will find a complete list of them at the bottom of this post. Before you check them out, let me walk you through how we made our woven bunnies.
We started by cutting out a bunny outline that I had placed on card stock. Then the bunny was folded vertically. If you think that card stock would be too hard for your children to cut through, you can use construction paper.
After the bunny is fold, several vertical slits were cut across the rabbit. When they were done, several strips of white tag board were cut horizontally out of a second sheet of paper. These would become our weaving strips.
Then it was time to weave the strips through the slits. We waited to glue the strips into place until all the strips were in place. That way could still be moved or rearranged.
After gluing the strips in place, the bunny was given a fluffy tail made of cotton balls. Our bunny is facing backwards. If you would like your rabbits to face forwards, you can leave off the tail. Instead you can add eyes, a nose, a mouth, some whiskers and maybe even pink areas inside its ears.
Here are some other wonderful Easter themed crafts found on JDaniel4’s Mom: