Friday, March 22, 2013

Make A Bunny Banner




~Note: In our home we don’t equate bunnies and eggs with the resurrection of Christ, but I do enjoy decorating for spring! And in the springtime, I think of flowers, baby animals, gentle days, etc. So enjoy the following project:


Spring has sprung! And to celebrate the season, you can create a special ‘bunny banner’ that is easy and fun to make. The basic idea is just the same as folding and cutting out old-fashioned paper dolls, but this project uses a cute bunny design instead.


Here’s what you’ll need:
8.5 x 11 inch paper or cardstock
Pencil
Scissors
Cut out of bunny template (below)- Copy the design on card stock for ease and durability, and cut out to use as a tracing guide.
Crayons or makers
Tape


Directions:


Fold the paper or cardstock in half lengthwise and crease, then cut.



Fold one of the strips of paper into fourths, then fold like an accordion. Each section will measure 2.75 in. x 4.25 in.



Position the bunny template so that the nose and back of bunny touches each side of the paper. Trace around the template.







Cut around the traced design, being careful not to cut where the outline touches the sides.



Unfold the bunny chain…you should have four connected bunnies.





Give each bunny an eye and a pink nose.


You can tape more than one ‘litter’ of bunnies together to create a bunny garland. Hang from a mantel or spot of your choice to add a little seasonal interest and enjoy!







(Bunny Template)





Copy on cardstock and cut out to use as a tracing guide.

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