You may have seen my blog post where I turned a shop bought bunny into something that looked a bit more homemade? If you didn’t, you can check it out here. When I made it during a Facebook Live I promised that I would look at different ways you could do this while we’re on lock down as we’re not able to go to the shops to buy random Easter bunnies. So, .. of course a good old cereal box was my go to crafting material! (My husband always reminds me I can turn absolutely nothing into something! .. not sure if it’s a compliment, but I’ll take it 😉
here’s what you need for your cereal box bunny
- A cereal box (who’d have thought?)
- A bunny template, which I made for you to download here. The little supports on the back are part of the template too, so you can get it to stand up.
- A good pair of scissors- you won’t regret getting these ones – they are my absolute favourite!
- Strong glue, or a glue gun
- Some bright coloured craft paper
- Some ribbon and string to make a super-easy bow
- A pom pom or cotton wool ball for the bunny tail
Making this bunny is as simple as tracing the silhouette of the bunny onto a (large) cereal box and cutting it out. I actually used two layers and glued them on top of each other. I wanted to be able to stand the bunny up and one layer was just too flimsy!
Next, get yourself some nice bright, colourful craft paper of your choice. I went for this happy spring flower pattern that matches perfectly with the pink bow I had in mind. Trace the bunny onto the craft paper and glue the paper on top of the double cereal box layer. If you don’t have any cardstock to hand, you can use scraps of paper, wrapping paper or even colour it in. Or use an old book or newspaper material!
Just leaves a colourful bow and the bunny tail to finish the whole thing off. If you want to know how to do the bow, check out THE easiest way of creating this layered bow here. Seriously, it’s so quick and easy, you’ll be wondering how you never knew about this before!
getting your cereal box bunny to stand up
As I wanted the bunny to be able to stand up, I cut some support pieces from the cereal box and glued them to the back. So the back is not looking too pretty, but hey, it does the trick! And let’s face it, who’s gonna look at the back? The templates for the stand are part of the bunny download so you can create your own.
Who’d have thought this is just from a Crunchy Nut cereal box with some basic materials? Super-cute to have on a sideboard somewhere for Spring, or sitting on a kitchen sill.
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