Want to make a printable Easter bunny basket? This is a fun and easy Easter craft for kids.
The finished baskets make a sweet handmade gift idea with a few treats inside or just a fun Easter themed craft kids can keep for themselves.
The free template comes in four pastel shades plus a black and white line art version so kids (or kids at heart) can colour their own.
This craft was originally published in 2016 and has been updated and reshared for todays audience.
As far as my kids are concerned, Easter is definitely one of the top three days of the year. Personally though, I like Easter a lot less as an adult than I did as a kid, the chief reason being that feeling I get when I see my kids scoff too much chocolate at once. Do you know the feeling I’m talking about? But then I remember how much I loved eating chocolate at their age, how exciting it was to hunt for eggs and how much I enjoyed making Easter crafts.
So at our place we do egg hunting, we do Easter crafts, we do hot cross buns on Sunday morning and if there is a little too much chocolate and other junk food around I try not to let it get to me.
When it comes to Easter crafts, I enjoy making baskets best of all because the possibilities are limitless. In the past we’ve made them from paper rolls, yoghurt pots, and paper cups. This time I’ve created some printable paper bunnies to cut out and glue together, and both the girls loved them. Miss 7 was able to cut them out and put them together by herself, while miss 6 only needed a little bit of help with the gluing and folding.
Originally I was going to make them in grey or white like a real bunny but pink and purple were requested, and we also decided to make them in yellow and blue. Thank goodness for kids’ creativity – they look so much brighter than they would have!
How to make printable Bunny Baskets
You will need:
- Paper – card stock will make a sturdier basket but ordinary paper will do (that is what I’ve used in the pictures)
- A glue stick
- The printable template, to get your free template emailed to you enter your email address in the space below.
- Print the template out and cut out the shapes.
- Fold and glue the oblong basket base into shape, folding down the tab for the head
- Glue on the head and paws
- Fold the tail join in half and glue one side to the back of the basket and the other side to the back of the tail. It should ‘pop’ out.
- Glue the handle on
A good thing about these little bunnies is that they only hold mini eggs – that way parents can be happy too!
More Easter craft ideas for kids:
- Make some cute paper chick baskets
- These printable Easter bunny sweet wraps are perfect small gifts for kids’ school friends
- Make a paper plate chick
- Create some fun Easter egg scratch art
- Make some cute and easy paper plate bunnies with this printable template
These are cute!! Are they big or small?
They are quite small
They’re small but they’re sooooo cute!!
Hi Kate…thanks so much for the template.
Just making these with my maths class….we are learning about area ..as well as having a bit of fun.
Thanks so much, Zita.
That sounds like a fun way to learn about area, I hope the kids enjoyed it.
Are they big enough to hold one plastic Easter egg?
I would think so 🙂
How do I print out the templet
there is a template link under the ‘how to’ header which will take you to the pdf file
What do you do from there?
YOuu fold and glue together. There are some instructions on the page, but basically the head is glued to the extra tab on the basket, the tail is glued to the extra folded piece (which is in turn glued to the back of the basket), and the feet are glued to the base of the basket. The handle is glued to the inside (or you could use sticky tape for extra strength)
how to we print it
You need to enter your email address into the space provided and the template will be emailed to you
I have tried a few times but it was never emailed.
I would love to do the bunny basket with my class.
Hi Mel, could it have been caught in your spam filter?
Dawn Bradford says
Thank you for creating an sharing this cute basket. These will make perfect table favors and my two years old granddaughter will love it.
Thanks Dawn, so glad you like them. Hoe your granddaughter enjoys them too 🙂
I wanted something for classmates and teacher helpers , office staff too this will be perfect not too big I think just right. Thank you.
Thanks Deb! They are just the right size for some little eggs 🙂
Dianne Rabkin says
Perfect! Isn’t is great to know that you created a timeless project.
Thank you for sharing your talents with us.
I’m glad you like them 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing. This was quick and easy to do with my six year old for an Easter craft for school. Wish the template was a little bigger though, but it is soooo cute! Thank you!
I’m happy you had fun making them 🙂 If you have an A3 printer you could always print to A3 and select “Scale to fit” for a larger sized basket
Thank you so much for sharing these, just made them with my daughter for teacher presents, will fill with foiled chocolate eggs
Thank you for your lovely feedback, that sounds like a very sweet idea for the teachers 🙂
Will these fit a cream egg in please?
The small Cadbury Cream Eggs? I would think so
Meghan Wisse says
They look great! Thanks!!
These are perfect for our family of 5 and our Easter breakfast. Thank you for sharing on-line.
That’s fabulous! I’m glad your family had fun with the baskets 🙂
Id lov these for children
Thank you so much for sharing! Great things!!!
Hilary Green says
Be great for my grandsons sto make during the Easter break.
I hope they have fun!
How do I print out a blank one I don’t understand?
You need to fill out the web form, then a link to the pdf will be emailed to you. The button in the email will take you directly to the template, which has five pages in it. The last page in the pdf is a blank colour-your-own bunny. I know this sounds like a round-about way of doing things, but unfortunately if I put templates on my website they get stolen by spammers.
How do I get the templates??
Enter your name and email address into the box provided and it will be emailed to you
dau thuy luc says
Be great for my grandsons sto make during the Easter break.
I hope they have fun with it!
Susan Panek says
Would you please email the bunny basket template?
Hi Susan, you need to fill in the email download form and the baskets will be delivered to your email automatically
Please may I have template
Hi Sajida, you need to put your email into the download form and it will be emailed to you automatically
The best I could find online and with the least effort! Thank you so much! Greetings from Greece!
Thank you Maria
Wallis Chong says
Can I have the template for printable Easter bunny baskets?
Sure. You just need to put your email address in the template subscription box in the article