Since this week is Earth Day, JDaniel4’sMom and The Activity Mom are hosting a Tissue Box Challenge. The idea is to reuse a tissue box in a fun way with your kids. Who doesn’t love a great challenge?
In keeping with the Easter theme, I decided to help Logan transform a tissue box into Peter Cottontail!
First, paint your box white. Of course, you could paint yours any color you desire for your rabbit.
Just a tip, don’t leave the tissue box outside to “dry” on a windy day. Our rabbit collected all sorts of undesirable objects on his backside. We had to fix him up by gluing on white paper.
Let your rabbit dry.
Create the bunny’s face, ears, and feet. You will need 2 circles for the face and ears. I used white craft foam. Paper should work equally well. Another idea would be to use two small white paper plates.
On one circle, draw lines like this:
When you cut it out, you will have 2 ears and a bow tie. (Although, I couldn’t decide where to put my bowtie so I left it off of the bunny.)
You will also need pink for the inside of the ears (or you can just color the inside of the ear pink).
You will need 2 pink rectangles for the whiskers and a pink heart shape for the nose.
Crisscross the pink rectangles to make the whiskers and glue the nose on top.
Add eyes and a mouth.
Glue the bunny’s face above the tissue box opening.
For the bunny’s feet, you will need to make a shape similar to a boomerang.
A cottonball glued to the backside will make a cute little cotton tail.
To create the bunny’s pink belly, use pink Easter grass. Better yet, get some used pink construction paper and run it through a shredder to reuse paper. Thanks for Teach Preschool for the tip on making Easter grass out of construction paper.
Put the easter grass in the opening. Add some eggs if you desire.