With over sixteen years of teaching, there are a few things I’m sure about, and one of them is that bunnies and kids are the perfect combination. Both are cute, cuddly, and the perfect mixture of mischievous and adorable. Each spring, when the little bunnies in your classroom or daycare have the same amount of energy as the ones outside, it just makes sense to do bunny activities and crafts! So this SUPER EASY Easter Bunny paper Bag craft is the perfect way to bring bunnies into your preschool classroom or home.

– Life Over C's Three bunnies made out of brown paper bags sitting on a table.

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Easter Bunny Bags: Craft for Kids Supply List

  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • White pom poms
  • Ribbon (about 12 inches, can cut down as needed) 
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper shred
  • Pencil

Making Time for Creativity and Crafts in Preschool

There are some things that tend to get over-looked in education. I know in preschool, when we are trying to create independent learners, and encourage growth and facilitate life skills like tying shoes and zipping coats… man it can feel overwhelming. (Truth for Teachers has a great article about the anxiety teachers can feel when they are overwhelmed!) And with all of that pressure, sometimes we can forget to do things just for the sake of fun, creativity and nurturing the softer side of our small friends.

Arts and crafts are the perfect examples of things that get tossed to the side when we get tied up in our to-do list. Even though there are significant academic and physical reasons that crafts and art are important, when we are overwhelmed with the day to day, they sometimes feel like the easiest things to toss off our plates!

Building Skills Through the Easter Bunny Paper Bag Craft

In reality, arts and crafts can be tied to positive fine motor development, self esteem and confidence boosting and social emotional learning.

Arts and crafts are also a great way to encourage problem solving, critical thinking and following directions.

For those reasons, and so many more, when that teacher stress starts to creep up- don’t let the Easter Bunny Bags hop off your to-do list! Take the time to encourage all things artsy, and lean into the spirit of spring!

Supplies to Make Easter Bunny Bags

  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • White pom poms
  • Ribbon (about 12 inches, can cut down as needed) 
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper shred
  • Pencil
– Life Over C's Photo showing supplies for the Easter bunny bag craft.
Supplies for the Paper Bag Bunny Easter Craft for Kids

Directions for Easter Bunny Bags

These Easter Bunny bags are the perfect craft to make together with your students, or to have made as a to-go bag for your Easter get-together. If you decide to make them with your students or children, the directions are simple and straightforward!

Step 1:

Grab the paper bag that you’re using, and use a pencil to trace the bunny ear pattern on the paper bag. And if you decide to have your students do this activity with you, this would be something that I would have done for them when the bags are handed out.

(I used a brown paper bag- but how cute would a white paper bag be for bunnies?!)

Trace the bunny ears onto your paper bag.

– Life Over C's bunny ears traced on brown paper bag for Easter bunny paper bag craft
Trace the bunny ears onto your paper bag

Step 2:

Cut out along the lines to make your bunny ears. You can go ahead and toss out the middle portion of the ears; you won’t need them for any part of the craft!

Alternatively, you can add the leftover paper to the inside of the bunny as fluff (if you are not planning to put treats or candy inside) or put them in your art center and see what the kids come up with!

– Life Over C's A pair of scissors cutting the ears out of a brown paper bag.
Scissors and cutting ears for Paper Bag Bunny Easter Craft for Kids

Step 3:

Open the paper bag and fluff it up. Then, grab all of your shredded paper and add the shred to the inside of the bag.

(This would be the perfect time to add any goodies, treats, or surprises inside the bag!)

Fill the Easter Bunny bag with shred.

– Life Over C's Brown paper bag Easter bunny filled with brown crinkle paper shreds
Fill the Easter Bunny bag with shred.

Next, bring the bunny ears together and tie them together with a piece of ribbon. You can let each child choose the color and pattern of the ribbon they use on their bag.

Finally tie your Easter Bunny’s ears together with a ribbon.

Teacher tip: If your kids struggle to hold the bag together and tie the ribbon, you can use a rubber band to hold the bag together. This also helps since preschoolers aren’t the best knot-makers in the world.

– Life Over C's The ears of the paper bag bunny are tied together with a purple ribbon.
Paper Bag Bunny Easter Craft for Kids Ears tied with ribbons

Step 4:

Although you can use a regular cotton ball, you can also find the cutest, fuzziest pom poms or cotton balls that you can. After you choose the design, use a little glue and add it to the back of the bag to represent the Easter Bunny’s tail! Lastly, set it aside, and when it’s dry you can display it or send it home with Easter Bunny to-go bags.

– Life Over C's Paper Bag Bunny Easter Craft for Kids
Paper Bag Bunny Easter Craft for Kids Gluing on a Pom Pom Tail

Extensions and Modifying the Easter Bunny Bag Craft for Kids

There are a ton of things you can do with these Easter Bunny Bags. As soon as they have been made, you can extend and modify this lesson in so many ways!

  • Color matching: have the kids you are working with match eggs of different colors to their Easter Bunny bags! They can match the eggs to the ribbon tied around the Easter Bunny’s ears. (In addition, get another color-matching activity here!)
  • Making inferences: hide different spring-themed items inside your Easter Bunny bags, and give clues to the kids on what might be inside. Have them take turns guessing what is in the bag based on your clues. (Additionally, get another prediction/inferencing activity here!)
  • Number line counting: Use the Easter Bunny Bags to “hop” around on the number lines! This can practice number sense, addition, and subtraction skills! You could even enrich this activity by having the East Bunny Bags skip count on the number lines. (Finally, get another Number Line activity here!)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Easter Bunny Paper Bag Activity

Do I have to use a brown paper bag to make my Easter Bunny?

Brown paper bags are the easiest type to come by, but you can modify this activity to fit the needs of your classroom or daycare. An adorable modification on this activity would be to use white paper bags, and let each student color it in their own way.

If I don’t have shred, what else can I use to stuff the bag?

You don’t have to use shred; you can shred paper, tissue, or even cotton balls! Whatever you need to keep the bag fluffed out to give it the full, adorable look of a bunny.

How to Use the Finished Easter Bunny Paper Bag Craft

After you have made the Easter Bunny craft with your kids, you can send the craft home for them to share with their family.

If you are making the paper bag bunnies with your own kids, you can use them as a small Easter ‘basket’.

You could also hide the paper bag bunnies around the house or classroom and play a game of ‘Hot and Cold’ to find them or have the kids hide the bunnies and create their own “treasure” map to have a friend find it, like we did with our Treasure Map activity.

I’d love to see how you use the Paper Bag Easter Bunny craft with your kids! Make sure to tag us on Instagram or share with us in our Facebook group.

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– Life Over C's Photo showing an Easter bunny paper bag craft for kids.

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Included in the Easter Math and Literacy Activities:

  • 2 Sets of Easter Bunny Number Mats (empty ten-frame, filled ten-frame)
  • Easter Basket Beginning Sound Match Up
  • 4 Sets of Easter Clip Cards (color, ten-frame, array, shape)
  • Class Set of Easter BINGO
  • 2 Easter Graphing Dice Games
  • 2 Easter Spinner Graphing Games
  • Line Tracing Cards
  • Easter Line-Up Puzzles for Counting to 5 & 10
  • 4 Easter themed Matching Games (picture, number, alphabet, rhyme)
  • Easter Egg Missing Number Cards
  • 3 Levels of AB Patterns
  • Easter Play Dough Mats
  • 2 Sets of Counting to 10 Puzzles (array, ten-frame)
  • Easter Bunny Shape Puzzles
  • 2 Easter Roll and Count Mats
  • 2 Sets of Sorting Activities (shapes and numbers 1-10)
  • Easter Bunny Sorting Game
  • 5 Spin & Cover Games (1-5, 6-10, shape, picture)
  • Bunny Ten-Frame Cards
  • Easter Tic-Tac-Toe
  • 4 Sets of Tracing Cards (uppercase, lowercase, number, shape)
  • Visual Discernment Clip Cards
  • Trace, Write & Draw the Room

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