If you’re looking for ways to use up pieces of scrap wood, this wooden bunny craft may be a perfect idea! Easter wood crafts like this wooden Easter bunny are fun and make adorable home decor pieces to place throughout your home.
Spring is a wonderful time of year. The birds start singing, the flowers start blooming, and the Easter bunny comes for a visit!
And, as much as I like watching my yard come to life in the spring, I love bringing my home to life with fun and adorable Easter decor.
Using some scrap wood, make some Easter bunny-style wooden bunnies to scatter throughout your home! This is an easy project that will look great in any home.
How To Make A Wooden Bunny Easter Craft
This project was inspired by something I saw in my local craft store. Those wooden bunnies were made with 4×4 square blocks of wood. However, I didn’t want to buy wood just for this project. When I looked through my wood scraps, I only had 2x4s.
I personally hate wasting anything, so I’m always looking for ways to use scrap pieces of materials. This wooden bunny project uses scrap 2×4 ends.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this adorable wooden bunny project. I’ve included a few links to make finding certain items easier.
- Scrap 2×4 pieces (any length)
- Testors craft paint (in White, Petal Pink, and Glitter Burst Cotton Candy colors)
- Paint brush
- Sponge pouncer brush
- Pink pompoms
- Silver wire
- Dowel (or pencil)
- Stiff felt (pink and white)
- Buttons (white and black)
- Large pink pipe cleaners
- Hot glue and glue gun
You can actually get all of the instructions and see just how to make this Easter wooden bunny project in the video below!
If you can’t watch the video or missed any of the steps, just follow along with the written instructions below.
Are you ready to create your own unique work of art? The process looks intimidating, but I promise it isn’t. Just follow each step as I’ve outlined them, and you’ll be amazed at how simple and easy it really is!
Paint the scrap wood blocks with the white Testors craft paint.
NOTE: This may require two coats for complete coverage. Allow them to dry completely in between coats.
Next, add on pink cheeks with the sponge pouncer brush. I used the buttons and pompom as placement holders to get an idea for location placement.
While the cheeks are drying, you can start making your bunny ears. Cut out ear-like shapes from both the white and pink felt.
Layer the smaller pink felt pieces on top of the white felt ears and attach them together with hot glue.
Cut the silver wire into 3.5 to 4-inch pieces. Wrap around a dowel or pencil to create curls. You will need four curls per bunny.
Cut the bottom of the bunny ears at an angle and use hot glue to secure them to the top of your wood pieces.
Tie the ribbon into a bow and also use hot glue to secure it into place in front of the ears.
Let’s make the face. Start with some glue in the center and add on your wire whiskers. Stick the pink pompom into the glue while it is still hot to secure it on top of the ends of the wire pieces. Complete the face by adding the buttons stacked on top of each other for eyes.
Then, to finish your bunny, just curl the pink pipe cleaner into a circle. Then, use hot glue to secure the back for a tail.
Now your Easter wooden bunny project is complete! Repeat the steps to make as many as you would like.
Turning scrap wood into something special is a great way to recycle (and they store really well for next year).
I love decorating for spring and when it is this easy to make, it is a no-brainer!
Here are a couple of common questions I see from readers about making this project. If you have a question but don’t see it down below, please leave it in the comments so I can answer it for you.
Can I use a different kind of glue?
I find that hot glue is ideal for projects like this one because it dries quickly and holds securely. However, if you don’t have a hot glue gun, you could use super glue or even craft glue.
Can I use a different type of paint?
Yes, you can use craft paint. However, craft paints do not have as much pigment or a binder that is as high-quality. That means that if you use craft paint instead of acrylic paint, you’ll likely find that you need to paint more than 2 coats to cover the wood.
And, because it doesn’t bind as well, it may wear off faster.
These Easter bunnies are too cute and perfect for any home!
More Fun Easter Inspiration
If you love this wooden Easter bunny project, here are some other projects for Easter you won’t want to miss.
- Marbled Eggs On A Moss Easter Wreath
- Twine Wrapped Easter Eggs
- Easter Jar Centerpiece from Recycled Pickle Jars
- Burlap Table Runner for Easter
- Easter Muddy Buddies: Bunny Bait Recipe
- Use the white paint to paint the wood blocks. You will likely need two coats of paint. Make sure to allow the paint to thoroughly dry in between coats.
- Place the pompoms and buttons on the blocks to plan the placement of the cheeks. Use the pouncer brush to paint pink cheeks.
- Add a little pink glitter burst paint on the cheeks while they're still wet. Dab them with the sponge brush while they're wet. Then allow them to dry.
- Cut ear shapes out of the white and pink felt. Layer the smaller pink ear pieces on top of the white ear pieces and attach them with hot glue.
- Cut the silver wire into 3.5 to 4-inch pieces (4 pieces per bunny). Wrap each one around a dowel or pencil to create curls.
- Trim the bottom of the bunny ears at an angle and hot glue them to the block of wood.
- Tie the ribbon into a bow and also use hot glue to secure it into place in front of the ears.
- Make the bunny face. Put a dab of glue into the middle and add the ends of the wire pieces to make whiskers (2 wires on each side).Add the pink pompom on top of the glue to secure everything in place.Glue a smaller button on top of the larger button. Then glue the "eyes" to your bunny's face.
- Curl the pink pipe cleaner into a circle and glue it to the back of the block for the bunny tail.