Spring is here and Easter is right around the corner so I’ve teamed up with 19 other creative ladies to form Hop Fest, organized by Little Button Diaries. You may remember them and some familiar names from our Craftmas collaboration. Be sure to follow the hashtag #hop_fest on Instagram to follow along and see all the wonderful crafts that will be debuting this week.
Our Hop Fest craft is a fun project for the kids that uses recycled materials and a little imagination. See the steps below for the materials and instructions to make these fun Milk Carton Bunny Habitats.
- Milk Cartons, rinsed and dried
- Spray primer
- Acrylic paint
- Utility knife or X-Acto
- Collage materials: tissue paper, scrapbook papers, washi tape, doilies, book pages
- Hot glue
- Tray or container, such as a terra-cotta plant saucer
- Sensory material such as rice, beans, birdseed, pebbles
- Misc. decorative materials such as fake (or real!) flowers, stones, toy bunnies, and fun items such as carrot erasers
1) Painting your home:
Give your milk cartons a quick spray with the primer or just give it a coat of white acrylic paint. This will help the paint adhere and cover any images or labels from your carton.
Paint your homes. Let dry. Use your X-Acto knife to cut out your doors.
2) Adding collage materials to your home.
Gather your tape and paper scraps and glue them to your home for decoration and details such as windows, roofing material, etc…
3) Assembling your Bunny Habitat:
I made this Spring Sensory Bin last week for the girls and they have LOVED it. We decided to use the dried rice and peas and some of our toys from our bin for our habitats.
Fill your plant saucer or tray with your sensory material, position your milk carton home on top, and then add your plants, stones, and other accessories. This was the girls’ favorite part! They had a blast setting everything up and playing as they went.
No toy bunnies? No problem! Check out our Wooden Peg Bunnies we made.
Finished Milk Carton Bunny Habitats:
Update: See the other entries from the Hop Fest week here: Hop Fest: 20 Easter and Spring Crafts for Kids
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