Easter Modelling Clay Bunnies
Easter is on the horizon and it’s my absolute favourite time of year. Spring will have well and truly sprung and (hay fever aside) there’ll be some glorious adventures to be had.
My youngest, Seb, is 2 in a couple of days and has had a long-time love affair of both ‘Eggies’, and rabbits. He’ll point them out and chat incessantly about them whenever he spots them. Easter is going to feel like his dreams have come true.
So I’m well ahead of the game in planning Easter activities this year, and first on my list is a really simple, but very fun, crafty activity (for when the pollen is too much to contend with, or the April showers leave you house bound).
This one is great for all ages as you can get really detailed for older children, or keep it really simple for little ones (plus you’ll be using non-toxic modelling clay so you’ll not need to panic if your toddler decides it’s time for a snack)
What you’ll need
What to do
This really couldn’t be simpler. Choose a colour of modelling clay, roll it in to a ball, squash it, and decorate.
The feathers or lolly sticks make great ears, and you can either use the point of the feather to draw your bunny face, or dive a bit deeper in to the craft box and use buttons for the nose, and maybe even pipe cleaners for whiskers.
Harrison is 4 and liked drawing the details of the bunny face, where Seb, 2, preferred to stick the feathers in place (and take little nibbles of modelling clay when he thought I wasn’t looking)
Both really enjoyed doing this and a great thing about the modelling clay is that the colours peeled apart quite easily so they didn’t mix like a lot of plasticines/play doughs do.
This activity kept both of my small people entertained for about 20 minutes at which point I asked them to pack away for bath time. There were some objections to this and they went straight back to playing after bath time was finished. A definite winner for us.
What Easter themed crafts do you have planned for your kids this year?