We love recycled crafts, especially ones made with cardboard tubes.
This week the preschooler and I decided to turn a couple into an easy cardboard tube bunny craft. It makes a cute preschooler Easter craft, but it would also be fun any time of the year.
Cardboard Tube Bunny
This is one of those crafts where the preschooler definitely had his own ideas!
I decided I wanted a white rabbit, so I coated the tube with glue and wrapped white construction paper around it. Then I drew on a face, added a cotton ball tail, and used pink paper, with a bit of ripped up cotton ball glued on, for ears.
I added one of the pipe cleaner carrots from our Easter Sensory Bin, and he was done!
The preschooler had a different bunny in mind.
First, he likes the color brown, so we kept the tube just as it was. He used a marker to draw on a face, and drew lots and lots of carrots for his bunny to eat.
I helped him cut out brown ears, but he didn’t want to rip up the cotton ball to add to the ears like trim.
Nope. He had a different idea all together. (I love how little one’s minds work!)
He was super excited about his bunny. And, it is the perfect reminder that “it’s the process that counts, NOT the finished product” when it comes to crafting with kids.
And the best thing about this cardboard tube bunny craft is that afterwards we had some cute little bunnies to hop around the living room.
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