This “Hoppy Easter” bunny ears project lets kids get creative – and just a little messy – with a fun spin on finger (and toe) painting.
- Poster board
- Washable craft paint
- Black Sharpie or other permanent marker
- Optional: small paint brush, circular object for tracing
Get started by laying newspaper down for your crafting space. If the sun is shining, head outdoors to enjoy some spring sunshine.
Once you’re all set up, it’s time for the fun part!
Have your future artist choose what color the bunny should be. Go wild with pink, yellow, sparkly paint, glitter – nothing is off limits! When you’re ready, start painting the bottom of your child’s feet with washable craft paint.
Lay the poster board on a flat, hard surface then stamp your child’s feet firmly with their heels together in a “V” formation. This will be the ears of your bunny.
When you’ve got the bunny ears, hold down the poster board as your child hops off. Don’t forget to wash your child’s feet, or you will have a hippity hoppity mess on your hands!
Next, paint a circle below the footprints to create your bunny’s face. For a bit of sparkle, add glitter before the paint dries.
When you are ready to resume the project, paint your child’s fingertip with pink or black paint and use it to create a bunny nose. Now, with permanent markers or black paint and a brush, create eyes, whiskers and a mouth.
Let your kids get creative with decorating the rest of the poster board by finger painting or creating designs with a brush. You can help them write their names or a springtime greeting or create a butterfly out of handprints.
Allow the art to dry completely and hang it up at home, or give it to grandparents as a keepsake.
Would your kids enjoy getting a little messy for an art project? What other projects could you create using hands, feet, paint and paper? Please share in the comments section below.