I was inspired by the Marshmallow Peeps Necklaces the girls made yesterday.
I used the bunny I created from the gift tags as the template for my paper straw bunnies. Right click on the image below and print it out choosing Full Page Photo onto cardstock. You don’t have to print it in color. The resulting bunny is about 6 inches tall. Note: you can download the gift tags here.
Then you can keep adding straws along the sides, covering up most of the bunny. If there’s a little bit sticking out, use the scraps that you just trimmed off.
Now continue with the other colors. I have a pink and yellow one, which represent each of my girls. The grey one is Grandpa. Hehe.
If it looks like you can add more “cheek” or “hips” to the sides even though you followed the template, go ahead. It’s ok to do some manual shaping to make it look more like a bunny. The straws I used were 3 different brands, and the grey ones in particular were smaller. Plus, the stripes faced different directions so I alternated them to create a chevron-ish effect.
Choose a frame that fits all your bunnies. Here’s a mock-up of my bunnies in a thrifted frame with a burlap background. The fabric at the bottom is my “Hoppy Easter” sign.
I found a piece of cardboard and fit it to the frame, then I covered it with burlap. Then I used another cardboard piece to make sure my bunnies were all lined up. I also marked the center on the cardboard so that grandpa is also centered in the middle.
Then add another layer of glue on the top of the first layer, and quickly flip it over and position it in place. Press down. Check if it really did stick in a little bit, then you can add more glue if certain spots are still loose. Remove the tape which should reveal your finished bunny. Repeat with the other two bunnies.