Make a Bunny Bag With Your Toddler for Easter

As I've mentioned in other posts, I hosted a weekly playgroup at my home when my son was a toddler. I'd try to find a cute art project for the kids to do but found it nearly impossible. Even when the project got promoted as something suitable for 2 and 3-year-olds, it typically was too difficult. The moms wound up doing most of it while the kids got bored and ran off to play.

Bunny Bags are that rare art project suitable for toddlers. A child can make one by herself and feel capable and proud. She can put her own spin on it, creating something unique that reflects her personality and vision. Creating a Bunny Bag is fun and empowering, making it the ideal project for toddlers.

As a mom, I loved Bunny Bags because I don't need to buy a thing; I had all the materials at home. You simply need brown lunch bags, crayons, scissors, glue, and construction paper. You can keep it basic or add more materials – yarn, fabric, stickers, ribbons, and felt.

My sons would make many Bunny Bags during the weeks leading up to Easter. I kept the materials on a tray in our kitchen and they would grab it when they were in the mood to create another. When they completed the bags, we'd add fake grass and candy and give them to grandparents, friends, teachers, and neighbors. They made a darling decoration for the dining room table or mantelpiece. 

Here's how to make one:

1. Take a brown lunch bag. Cut 1/2 down the middle. Round the top for ears.

2. Cut out eyes, nose, and teeth from construction paper.

3. Now step back and let your child do the rest. Have her color the bag. Make a mouth and whiskers. Add a cotton-ball tail to the back.

Tah-dah! Her Bunny Bag is done.

This classic book is written by Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon. It's a must-have for your Easter collection, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. A bunny finds an egg with something moving inside and tries to figure out what it is. Your child will want you to read it again and again and you'll love doing so!

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