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Easter Crafts for Kids: Adorable Cardboard Egg-Carton Bunnies and Chicks

Updated on April 18, 2017
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Alyssa loves holidays and enjoys making fun crafts. She is a wife, a mom, and drinks a lot of coffee!

Adorable cardboard egg carton bunnies and chicks.
Adorable cardboard egg carton bunnies and chicks.

Spring has arrived and Easter is just around the corner. Chances are the kids are enjoying a few days off from school. Time for egg hunts and fun crafts! Art projects are a fun way to spend some quality time together and let your creativity run wild. These bunnies and chicks are adorable and incredibly easy to make, using a few simple materials that you probably already have on hand. Make a bunch to play with or add them in to your spring decor. This is a cute craft the entire family will love!

Materials Needed

  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Assorted paint colors
  • Construction paper in assorted colors
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Black permanent marker
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Cotton balls

Materials needed.
Materials needed.

Steps 1 and 2

1. Cover your work space with newspaper.

2. Open cardboard egg carton and cut off the lid.

Cut lid off of egg carton and set aside.
Cut lid off of egg carton and set aside.

Steps 3 and 4

3. Set the lid aside.

4. Flip over the bottom of the egg carton and cut out each individual shell.

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Cut out each individual shell.
Cut out each individual shell.
Cut out each individual shell.

Steps 5 and 6

5. Begin painting. To make chicks, we chose yellow and orange paint. For bunnies, we chose green and blue.Choose whatever colors you like best. Be sure to paint the entire shell.

6. Let the painted shells sit until fully dry.

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Let the shells dry completely.
Let the shells dry completely.
Let the shells dry completely.

Steps 7 and 8

Once the paint has completely dried, you're ready to make the bunnies and chicks.

7. Cut out bunny ears from pink construction paper and tape or glue them to the back of your bunny shell.

8. Glue a cotton ball on the back bottom of your bunny shell for a cute tail. Set aside to dry.

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Cut out bunny ears from pink construction paper.Tape or glue the ears to the back of your bunny shell.Set your bunnies aside to give the glue time to dry.
Cut out bunny ears from pink construction paper.
Cut out bunny ears from pink construction paper.
Tape or glue the ears to the back of your bunny shell.
Tape or glue the ears to the back of your bunny shell.
Set your bunnies aside to give the glue time to dry.
Set your bunnies aside to give the glue time to dry.

Steps 9-12

9. Make beaks for the chicks by cutting small triangles out of orange construction paper.

10. Glue beaks to the middle of your chick shells.

11. Cut out feet from orange construction paper.

12. Turn your chick shell upside down and tape or glue feet to the inside of the shell.

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Flip chick shell upside down to tape or glue feet to the inside. Chicks with beaks and feet.
Flip chick shell upside down to tape or glue feet to the inside.
Flip chick shell upside down to tape or glue feet to the inside.
Chicks with beaks and feet.
Chicks with beaks and feet.

Steps 13-15

13. Cut out small pink triangles to make noses for each bunny.

14. Glue noses to the middle front of each bunny shell.

15. Using a black permanent marker, draw whiskers on each bunny.

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Draw whiskers on each bunny.Bunnies with ears, tails, noses, and whiskers.
Draw whiskers on each bunny.
Draw whiskers on each bunny.
Bunnies with ears, tails, noses, and whiskers.
Bunnies with ears, tails, noses, and whiskers.

Steps 16 and 17

16. Make feet for your bunnies. Cut out rounded rectangle shapes from brown construction paper.

17. Flip each bunny upside down to tape or glue feet to the inside of the shell.

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Making rounded rectangles for bunny feet.Bunnies with feet.
Making rounded rectangles for bunny feet.
Making rounded rectangles for bunny feet.
Bunnies with feet.
Bunnies with feet.

Steps 18 -20

18. To make eyes for each bunny and chick, cut a piece of tape into a circle. I used old medical tape that I had laying around the house. Masking, packing, or plain Scotch tape would also work well. If you have googly eyes, feel free to glue or tape those to each creature instead.

19. Put two circles on each bunny and chick.

20. Using a black permanent marker, make the pupil for each eye.

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Cut circles from tape.Cut circles from tape.Finish the eyes by drawing pupils with a black permanent marker.
Cut circles from tape.
Cut circles from tape.
Cut circles from tape.
Cut circles from tape.
Finish the eyes by drawing pupils with a black permanent marker.
Finish the eyes by drawing pupils with a black permanent marker.

Your bunnies and chicks are complete.

Enjoy them as part of your spring or Easter decor.

Adorable bunnies and chicks.
Adorable bunnies and chicks.

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    • Ashish Dadgaa profile image

      Ashish Dadgaa 2 months ago

      @Alyssa,

      Ohh my God, this is a trusly brilliant idea. I am regretting that I got this hub now otherwise I would have defiantly tried this on Easter. You are so creative. I am sure your thinking must be out of the box. As I saw your other hubs too I can't see any common or old stuff. It's all unique, fresh and innovative.

      Brilliant.

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      Alyssa 2 months ago from Ohio

      Thank you for your kind words. My son and I have a lot of fun creating different crafts for the holidays. :)

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