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Tin Can Easter Bunny & Chick Kids’ Craft

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Spring is in the air and Easter is upon us. While you are decorating eggs and making other crafts, why not try this cute upcycled tin can Easter Bunny craft? Or an adorable little tin can Easter chick.

Recycled Can Easter Craft for Kids

They are fun to make and pretty versatile. You could use them as Easter decorations, vases, or even a small easter basket.

For this craft, you will need a few inexpensive materials, some of which you might already have at home. Even if you don’t, they are easy to find and easy on your bank account. 

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How to make a tin can Easter Bunny 

This is an easy, fun Easter craft that you can make with preschoolers through school-aged children. Even toddlers can get in on the fun with some supervision. 

For each tin can bunny or chick, you will need these simple supplies that you can find at home, the Dollar Store, any craft store, or online:

Supplies

Directions

  • Remove the labels and wash and dry the tin cans completely.
  • Apply a base coat of white acrylic paint to the outside, bottom, and inside edge of both cans. Allow the paint to dry completely and apply a second coat if needed. 
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  • Apply a coat of yellow paint on the small can. Allow the paint to dry completely and apply a second coat if needed.
  • While the paint is drying, download the bunny and chick pattern PDF and cut out the shapes. 
Kids' Easter craft step by step
  • Trace chick’s beak and feet onto a piece of orange craft foam, and the wings onto a piece of yellow craft foam with a pencil or marker.  
  • Trace the bunny’s muzzle and ears onto a piece of white craft foam, and bunny inside ears onto a piece of pink craft foam.  
  • Cut out all patterns with scissors. 
How to make a tin can Easter bunny
  • Measure and cut six one-inch pieces of black twine for the bunny whiskers. Attach the whiskers and pom pom nose to the foam muzzle with hot glue.  
  • Assemble the bunny by attaching googly eyes and muzzle with hot glue to the front of the can to make a bunny face.  
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  • Assemble the pink and white bunny ears together and hot glue them to the top back edge of the tin can.
  • Assemble the chick by attaching googly eyes and the beak with hot glue to make the chick’s face. 
  • Hot glue an orange craft feather to the inside and outside of the back of the can then hot glue the feet to the bottom and the wings to right and left side to finish the chick.
  • Tie the gingham ribbon into a bow and cut triangular notches on the ends with scissors.  Attach the bow under the bunny’s muzzle with hot glue.  
tin can easter crafts
  • To complete the tin can Easter bunny and chick, fill the bunny with white Easter grass, and fill the chick with yellow Easter grass.

This quick and easy upcycled tin can craft can be put together easily and quickly and will make a fun addition to any Easter decor or celebration.  

One of the best things about this recycled Easter bunny craft is that it is perfect for all ages. The whole family, from toddlers to grandparents, will enjoy making their own.

Start a new family tradition this year by making your own upcycled Easter crafts. They are both cute and fun to make.

Easter bunny craft ideas

Make a tin can Easter bucket

Make them into an Easter bucket for a group and fill them with small candies and trinkets. Or use a larger can to make a full-sized Easter basket that can hold even more goodies. 

Make an upcycled tin can Easter vase

Another creative way to use this craft is by turning it into a vase for silk plants. Add some nice silk tulips and you have an upcycled vase that fits in with any spring decor.

Upcycled Easter decor 

Or just put it in a mantel or side table for a sweet Easter decor. 

Yield: 1 bunny and 1 chick

Tin Can Easter Bunny & Chick Kids' Craft

Tin Can Easter Bunny & Chick Kids' Craft
Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 1 second
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes 1 second
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Clean empty cans with labels removed; soup and mini tomato sauce sized
  • White and yellow acrylic craft paint
  • Craft foam; pink, white, orange, and yellow
  • Orange craft feathers
  • Googly eyes
  • Black twine
  • Paper Easter grass; yellow and white
  • 3/8" wide gingham ribbon –
  • Pink pom pom
  • Bunny and chick pattern PDF

Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or marker
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

    1. Remove the labels and wash and dry the tin cans completely.
    2. Apply a base coat of white acrylic paint to the outside, bottom, and inside edge of both cans. Allow the paint to dry completely and apply a second coat if needed. 
    3. Apply a coat of yellow paint on the small can. Allow the paint to dry completely and apply a second coat if needed.
    4. While the paint is drying, download the bunny and chick pattern PDF and cut out the shapes. 
    5. Trace chick’s beak and feet onto a piece of orange craft foam, and the wings onto a piece of yellow craft foam with a pencil or marker.  
    6. Trace the bunny’s muzzle and ears onto a piece of white craft foam, and bunny inside ears onto a piece of pink craft foam.  
    7. Cut out all patterns with scissors. 
    8. Measure and cut six one-inch pieces of black twine for the bunny whiskers. Attach the whiskers and pom pom nose to the foam muzzle with hot glue.  
    9. Assemble the bunny by attaching googly eyes and muzzle with hot glue to the front of the can to make a bunny face.  
    10. Assemble the pink and white bunny ears together and hot glue them to the top back edge of the tin can.
    11. Assemble the chick by attaching googly eyes and the beak with hot glue to make the chick’s face.  
    12. Hot glue an orange craft feather to the inside and outside of the back of the can then hot glue the feet to the bottom and the wings to right and left side to finish the chick.
    13. Tie the gingham ribbon into a bow and cut triangular notches on the ends with scissors.  Attach the bow under the bunny’s muzzle with hot glue.  
    14. To complete the tin can Easter bunny and chick, fill the bunny with white Easter grass, and fill the chick with yellow Easter grass.

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