Peter Rabbit Celebration and Craft!

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017 by Josh

Photograph of a girl and a rabbit

Next week, the Columbia Public Library will be celebrating out favorite mischievous little bunny with our Peter Rabbit and Friends Celebration!

Tuesday, March 14 • 5:30-7 p.m.
Children’s Program Room
Join us for crafts and activities that celebrate rabbits, carrots and the classic tales of Beatrix Potter. Ages 3-7 with adult.

Beatrix Potter had a wonderful way of weaving beautifully illustrated children’s tales. Today I’ll show you a quick and easy rabbit craft to celebrate Beatrix Potter and the fact that spring is just around the corner!

What you’ll need:

  • Pink cotton ball or pom pom
  • One sheet of white construction paper
  • One sheet of pink construction paper
  • A paper plate
  • Pink pipe cleaners (3 per bunny)
  • Googly eyes (or 1 sheet black construction paper)

Note: as a general rule, all of the pink materials can be replaced by another color, like yellow or blue for example, to give variation in your bunnies.

Directions:

Taking a set of 3 pipe cleaners, line them up evenly. You’ll then twist the 3 of them together, in the center, so there will be 3 ends sticking out of each side. Now glue the cotton ball onto the middle, hiding the twisted part. You can then glue the nose and whiskers combination onto the middle of the plate.

Next, cut ear shapes out of the white construction paper, and then the same shape with the pink paper, but smaller in size. Glue the pink onto the white, and then glue that onto the top or your plate. Now your bunny has ears!

For the eyes, glue the googly eyes onto the plate. If you don’t have googly eyes, black construction paper can be used to make eyes as well. You can then proceed to draw a little mouth with a black marker to complete your bunny project!

Author: Josh

After grade school I lost a little bit of passion for reading. In college, though, I found the library, and, in a lot of ways, the library found me! Now I read, discover, and imagine more often, and I’m healthier and happier for it.