How to make quick, easy and pretty Easter bunting

Do you always or have you ever decorated for Easter? I never have before, but now I have a 3yr old, I really enjoy any opportunity for some craft and trying to make traditions and special memories and so we decided to share how to make quick, easy and pretty Easter Bunting. 

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Mum in the Madhouse shared a tutorial for how to make some Easter bunting (click here to take a look) which inspired me to do something similar.

For this tutorial you will need:

  • pastel coloured card
  • glue
  • cotton wool
  • coloured paper/ribbon/material
  • string
  • scissors
  • pencils/crayons/pens
  • white tac/blue tac
  • templates
  • hole punch

This is super easy. If you are doing this with a toddler, you might want to get the preparation done first if you have 5 minutes without your little darling! First, find your template. I simply Googled ‘rabbit template’ and ‘Easter egg template’. I copied and pasted them into word so that I could quickly resize them so that they would be what I wanted and printed one of each off and cut them out.

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Collect your card and decide how may of each you would like-I chose to have one rabbit in each colour and one egg in each colour, so 4 of each.

Draw round your template on each colour and then cut out.

This was the point that I invited my little man to join me.

Fabulous, Easy, Pretty Easter Bunting for Kids to make

I encouraged my little man to decorate the Easter eggs with pens and some patterned napkins cut into strips and glue. For the bunnies, I asked him to put some glue on their bottoms (cue hilarious giggling) and then a little cotton tail.

Fabulous, Easy, Pretty Easter Bunting for Kids to make

 

We then used a hole punch to put two holes across the top of each shape (you could make a hole with scissors or a pencil if you don’t have a hole punch) and then my little man threaded each one onto our roll of string.

That’s that! Job done! We really enjoyed it. It’s just the right length of time for a toddler activity with lots of skills to practice-pen and pencil holding and a tripod grasp, spreading the glue and laying the ribbon on and fine motor skills and hand eye coordination when threading each one on the string.

I hung our ‘Easter Washing’ as little man called it (!) in our window and I love the way it brightens up our home. I’ve noticed a few admiring glances as people have walked past also.

Fabulous, Easy, Pretty Easter Bunting for Kids to make

 

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this Easter ‘How to make’ and that it inspires you to do something similar.

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Fabulous, Easy, Pretty Easter Bunting for Kids to make

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11 Comments

  1. 29/03/2015 / 10:56

    Aw that looks so cute and if I had kids, it is exactly what I would want to make x

    • Hannah Atkinson
      29/03/2015 / 14:50

      Thanks Rachel. I’m loving having an excuse to make the place look colourful x

  2. 29/03/2015 / 12:05

    That looks lovely, so simple and yet so effective. Such a great idea.

    #UKBloggers

  3. 29/03/2015 / 13:00

    Oh they are so cool. I am so glad that we inspired you. It can be so fun celebrating the seasons with our kids.

    • Hannah Atkinson
      29/03/2015 / 14:52

      Thanks Jen. I’m loving it. I spent years crafting with other children as a Nanny but it’s extra special with your own x

  4. 29/03/2015 / 13:35

    Aw I love this! I think I might give it a go with my two year old, we are enjoying making things this Easter.xx

    • Hannah Atkinson
      29/03/2015 / 14:53

      Let me know if you do Natalie, I’d love to see a picture. Have fun x

  5. 29/03/2015 / 14:44

    That bunting is so cute! We don’t really go in for Easter but if we did I would love Easter bunting just like yours x

    • Hannah Atkinson
      29/03/2015 / 14:55

      Thank you Donna. I’m afraid I’ve been caught hook line and sinker by consumerism and Easter in our house (until he starts school) is all about the Easter bunny leaving eggs to find in the garden. Writing that down makes it sound terrible! It’s just an excuse for fun for me.

  6. 03/04/2015 / 09:30

    THIS IS SO CUTE!!
    What a great activity to do with the kids?! Especially when Easter is a complete wash out.
    This would work for birthdays too, bunnies are cool all year around đŸ˜‰

    • Hannah Atkinson
      03/04/2015 / 20:43

      Thank you Rachael, that’s really kind of you to say. I always think of bunting as material and time consuming to make, but you’re right- you could change it for any themed birthday! I’m going to read your last post now as I’m really interested in this adult colouring!

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