"If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done"
I must admit...I'm very proud of this project. This was one of those accidental projects that was just meant to be. At the Dollar Tree I got 4 Terra Cotta Pots for $1. I used one in my Easter Topiary project so I was trying to figure out how to use the other three. Well..here it is! The cutest Terra Cotta Pot Bunny ever. This Easter craft would be great to do with kids of all ages....my almost 2 year old son did the painting. I just added a little 'touch-ups' when he was done. :) I promise that its really easy, even if my "how-to" looks a little long.
3 Terra Cotta Pots (I chose 2.5 inch one)
White (or off white) craft paint
Glue, scissors, black felt pen, paintbrush
1. Start by putting glue around the large rim of one terra cotta pot. Take the 2nd pot and immediately attach the large rim to the previous one (the second pot is basically upside down on top of the first). This creates the bottom portion of the bunny. Then take the 3rd pot and apply glue to the small bottom portion. Place on top of the 2 attached terra cotta pots. Let dry. Look at the picture if there is any confusion. NOTE: I chose to use the glue gun because I didn't have any other glue that was strong enough. It worked great if you are careful when you apply it.
2. Paint the three pots. Also paint the top inside portion of the top terra cotta pot. Let dry (this doesn't take long). NOTE: I chose a slightly off-white color instead of a bright white and I really like how it turned out.
3. While the paint is drying start to cut out the body parts for the bunny. You'll need two ears, two arms, and two feet. Be creative with the paper you choose. I chose an off-white paper and the pink and white polka dots. I inked the edges of the paper with a pink inkpad (the kind you use with rubber stamps) to give it a softer look. Draw in any fingernails or 'toenails' on the bunny.
4. When the paint is dry, attach the bunny ears to the inside of the top terra cotta pot.
5. Attach the top of the arms (shoulders) to the side of the bunny (leave the 'hands' unglued at this time).
6. Attach the feet of the bunny underneath the bottom terra cotta pot.
7. (OPTIONAL) I added a ribbon bow-tie to my bunny. I first attached the ribbon around the 'neck' of the bunny (where the two pots meet). I then created my bow-tie, by cutting the ribbon on diagonals and gluing them together. Then I attached the bow-tie on top of the ribbon.
8. Cut out an Easter egg. I glued the bunny hands to my paper egg and the top part of the egg to the terra cotta pot.
9. Add wiggly eyes underneath the rim of the terra cotta pot.
10. Add a small pink pom-pom as the nose. Draw in the mouth with a black felt pen.
11. Don't forget to add the bunny tail with a larger pink pom pom on the back. :)
12. Put cotton balls in the top of the terra cotta pot.
12. And finally....enjoy!
I hope my directions made sense. I'm trying to improve my 'how-to' directions, but who knew it was so time consuming! I like the creating part..not explaining how :). Hopefully if there is any confusion the picture can clear it up. I really hope you enjoy this one. Please, please, please, send me some pictures if you decide to do it. I would love to see the creativity of everyone and possibly even share them with everyone! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care and until my next last minute project comes to me...
Be inspired, get creative, and have fun!