This is a cute craft you can do with your children to add some additional decorations to your home for Easter. These could also be a great addition to the Easter basket or use them for gifts to family members for the holiday. See the slideshow to view all the steps with pictures.
First, prepare the work area by laying down a garbage bag or old newspaper. Gather the paint colors you will want to use and enough paintbrushes and small containers to use for each color. Ask your child to pick out the colors. To make the colors pastel in nature, just add some white to each color. Next, pick out the clothespins that aren't warped or broken.
Prepair the paint
Prep your paint by pouring each color into separate containers. Add the white paint if you want the colors lighter and be sure to mix it well. Begin by instructing your child to paint the top, inside and outside of each clothespin and lay it out to dry. When these sides are dry, flip the clothespin over and paint the other side. Allow to dry before moving on to the details in the next step.
Paint the details
First, be sure the base paint is dry before you begin this step with your child. Instruct your child to paint the eyes with one color and the nose with another color. Allow the paint to dry before moving on to the next step.
Finish the details
Tell your child they can paint the ears if they choose to. Tell them to pick any of the remaining colors. When eyes are dry, instruct your child to use some black paint to paint the pupils of the eyes. Then instruct them to create a W under the nose with a black pen to create the mouth. You can show them an example so they understand what it is supposed to look like.
Allow all of the paint to dry. You can have your child add embellishments to the bunny such as a construction paper hat, flower, Easter basket, etc. Set the bunnies up on their feet and display around your house or give the bunnies as presents from your child. Enjoy!