Bunny Spoon Place Markers

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A great craft to do with the kids for Easter. I saw something similar on Pinterest but they were chicks (http://craftsbyamanda.com/easter-chick-craft-place-holders/).  Can be as detailed or as simple as you like. I put a coat of Varethane on mine when they were done just to preserve them for other years!

Note: I keep a package of Styrofoam plates from the Dollar Store on hand for painting to use as disposable “palettes” and for easy clean up.

Sandie


Supplies Needed:

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  • Plastic Spoons (as many as there are people you would like to make them for)
  • Small Clay Pots (same as above – as many as there are people)
  • Construction paper (for Ears and Name Cards)
  • Ribbon
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Tissue Paper – Colour is up to you
  • Poster Adhesive Gum or Plasticine (to anchor spoons to bottom of pots)
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Wooden buttons or other decoration for bow (Optional)
  • Varethane (Optional)

Directions:

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Paint the bottom portion of the clay pots with white acrylic paint. Put them aside while you go to next step, allow them to dry.

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Paint the under side of the spoons gray (or pink or whatever colour you want your bunnies! Set aside until they are dry.

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Paint the rims of the clay pots and the polka dots on the white portion. (I also “speckled” mine using watered down paint and an old toothbrush)

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*This is where you would paint the wooden buttons if you are using them.  I painted them all to match the pot colours.

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Paint your bunny faces on the previously painted under side of spoons.  Faces can be as detailed or as plain as you like them! Let the faces dry fully before going on to next step.

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  1. To finish, cut out “ears,” paint the inside of ears pink or whatever colour you would like; when dry attach to bowl of spoon with glue gun.
  2. Make a 3/4 inch “cone” shape with adhesive gum and attach to inside bottom of clay pot with glue gun.
  3. Tie a bow with ribbon at the base of the bunny face on the spoon handle. (I used a bit of glue from the glue gun on the back side of the bow to make sure it doesn’t slip down the spoon handle.)
  4. Cut 2 x 5 inch squares of tissue paper, push base of spoon through the centre and then push base of spoon handle into adhesive gum. (I added a dab of glue to the end of the spoon just to make sure it didn’t fall out of the gum)
  5. Adjust tissue paper to your liking.
  6. Cut out name tag, any shape you want, add name and glue to front of clay pot.
  7. Leave as is for your Easter table or add a few jelly beans or foil wrapped eggs to the clay pot!
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