As with all of us, you and your kids are probably scared, nervous and wondering what else is going to change or be cancelled because of COVID-19. While I can’t answer what will change, I do know Easter will not be cancelled, although it may be celebrated a bit differently this year. This is a quick little project that may help (for a little while) quiet the fears you and your littles are experiencing while preparing for this special holiday.
Another ornament for the Easter tree. Never one to throw out good junk, I knew my stash of corks had potential. Actually, I’ve made other things with them, but with Easter season upon us I saw bunnies.
The corks I used were “rubber”, but any wine cork should work.
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This post was originally posted last year.
Cork Bunny Ornament
Paint the entire surface of the cork (including top and bottom) with white craft paint. I preferred one coat with the cork shadowing through, but if you don’t like that look, allow it to dry and apply a second coat. Tip: To paint without messy fingers, poke the cork screw hole with a wooden skewer. Set it in a jar to dry.
Ears: Cut (2) 5″ pieces from a chenille stem. Bring the ends together while shaping the ring into a teardrop. Twist the ends together. Turn the cork with the cork screw hole on the bottom. Using a small drill bit, drill two holes spaced approximately 1/4″ apart on top of the cork. Apply dots of craft glue over the holes and insert the twisted ends of each ear into the holes.
Using the photo as a guide, paint the face.
*Cheeks: Lightly dab the cheeks using the corner of a sponge and pink paint.
*Nose: Dip the blunt end of a wooden skewer in pink paint. Make two dots in the center of the face. Using the pointed end of the skewer, drag the dots into a heart shape.
*Eyes: Dip the blunt end in black paint and dot two eyes.
*Eyebrows and Whiskers: Dip the pointed end of the skewer in black paint. Lightly dash the eyebrow and whisker marks.
*Mouth: Using a Paint marker, Sharpee or the pointed end of the skewer dipped in black paint, draw the mouth.
Attach a small bow below the face using craft glue.
Tie floss around a small finishing nail and tie the floss into a hanging loop. Insert the nail into the cork between the ears. Apply a dot of glue under the head before completely pushing into the cork.
Substitution ideas for the face.
*Glue a small pink pom pom to the center of the face for a nose.
*Use mini googly eyes instead of painting dots.
*I used a paint marker for the bunny shown and didn’t care for the mouth. I have made more since I took this picture and used the pointed end of the skewer method. You may want to play around with it on a scrap of paper before committing to the method you prefer.
*An extra fine point Sharpee can be used to draw the eyebrows, whiskers and (as suggested above) the mouth.
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