Making It Monday: Hand Print Easter Bunnies

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My two big girls love to make crafts and I have been trying to do more with them.  And so as a way to make sure that continues to happen I have decided to start a new little feature that will be posted on Mondays… hence the name “Making It Monday!”  Today I’m going to be sharing the adorable hand print bunnies we made this week to add to the Easter décor on the fire place mantle.  I just love how they turned out!

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The supply list is super simple and you can get everything for less than $10 at your local craft store.  The most expensive piece was the small 6”x6” canvas, but you could do this adorable hand print bunny on anything from construction paper to a ceramic tile – endless possibilities.

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Begin by painting the background of the canvas blue.  Since the blue I chose was very light I ended up going with three coats… and since I am super impatient I used a blow dryer to speed along the drying process, hehe.

Next find a small child who is willing to let you paint their hand.  Anyone under a year old will most likely not be a good candidate for this project as they still like to make tight fists and that just isn’t going to work… this is the reason Willow didn’t participate in this project.  Only paint the palm and four fingers with the cream paint – no thumb!  If you’re familiar with Star Trek position your child’s hand in the Vulcan Salute and press down onto the canvas…. if you have no idea what I am talking about look below, hehe.  Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Next is the pink inner ears and nose.  For the ears paint your child’s smallest finger pink and gently press down onto the ear.  Repeat for the next ear.  For the nose paint a small circle onto your child’s thumb and press down in the center of the palm print.  Using the black paint pen add eyes, mouth, and whiskers.  Let dry and display!

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Be sure to add names/dates to the back so when you are old and your kiddos are all grown up you’ll remember who made each adorable little bunny.  Heck, you might not even remember next Easter!  Hehe.

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13 Responses to Making It Monday: Hand Print Easter Bunnies

  1. Alicia says:

    This is so cute! Totally pinned it!

  2. These are totally cute. We hope to have a craft day this weekend so I have pinned so I remember what to buy!

  3. I bet this was fun for your little ones. I know when my boys were younger they loved making projects like this while they were at Preschool and Kindergarten. It gives them a sense of accomplishment, plus they like seeing their masterpieces on display!

  4. That is REALLY cute! I always love the hand print crafts but I’ve never seen this one. I totally need to pin this so I don’t lose it.

  5. christy g says:

    Cute! Will have to try this out 🙂

  6. Amanda K says:

    Those are too cute and I love the void where the nose goes. This is a must for us to try this weekend!

  7. This is adorable! We should mention this to my grandsons kindergarten teacher.

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  9. Denise N says:

    Made two sets of these with my girls ages 8 and 2. One set to give to Grammy and one to Nonnie. Can’t wait for the girls to give them to them tomorrow for Easter. Thanks for the wonderful idea!!

  10. shelly peterson says:

    These are too cute. I just did hand print flowers with my grandsons for their mommies on Mother’s day. And it was pretty interesting with the 9 month old, but I got it done lol. I will have to do this with them next year. And i didnt know you could buy blank canvas like that,I will use those next time 🙂

  11. Aww these are so cute, definitely will add this to our list of easter crafts

  12. Beth Rees says:

    I love that you do these on canvas! I normally just do paper but love the idea of having a keepsake that I can hang up every year! So cute

  13. Geri Fink says:

    I love the idea of putting this on canvas. I think I’m going to use this idea on a plate the next time we go to our children’s art studio. I may even use both hands. I also love that almost every part uses a part of the child’s hand.

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