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"B" Is for Bunny (Alphabet Paper Craft for Kids)

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"B" is for Bunny

"B" is for Bunny

Crafting Fun Letters (And Animals!)

This bunny is a cute craft that everyone will love, and it's a great way to teach children about words that begin with the letter “B,” such as “Bunny.” Get them interested in talking about the letter “B.” See if they can come up with other words that start with the letter “B.” It also exercises their basic motor skills while building the craft.

Materials and Supplies

The supplies you will need to make the bunny craft are:

  • Construction paper in pink, black, and white
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Black marker (fine point)
  • Small paintbrush
  • Googly eye (25mm or any size preferred)
  • Black glitter
  • Cotton ball
Bunny Project Supplies.

Bunny Project Supplies.

Step 1: Creating The Letter "B"

On pink construction paper use a pencil to draw out the letter “B”. It is always wise to draw with a pencil first so you can erase any mistakes and perfect the letter to how you want it to look. Trace over the pencil with a black, fine point marker so you can easily see the letter.

Draw out the letter "B"

Draw out the letter "B"

Cut along the line with scissors (shown in figure A).

figure A - Cut out the letter "B"

figure A - Cut out the letter "B"

When cutting out the two centerpieces of the letter “B”, first pinch the center of the top piece. Snip it with scissors to make a small cut (shown in figure B). Insert your scissors and cut up to the black line. Follow the line around until the first piece is completely cut out. Repeat the process with the bottom section of the letter.

figure B - "B" Center Cutouts

figure B - "B" Center Cutouts

The letter "B" is now finished and ready to bounce into action!

Finished "B" Cut Out

Finished "B" Cut Out

Step 2: Creating The Teeth

To make the teeth for the bunny use the white construction paper. Draw the first tooth in a rectangular shape approximately 1 ½” inches in length. Use the edge of the paper to create straight angles. Follow the shape of the tooth to duplicate the bunny’s second tooth. The length of the teeth will allow enough space for gluing the teeth to the bunny.

Drawing The Bunny's Two Front Teeth

Drawing The Bunny's Two Front Teeth

Cut the teeth along the lines that are drawn to create two separate teeth. Another option is to draw one tooth as mentioned above. Then cut out the tooth and use it as a pattern to trace out another tooth. Cut out the second tooth for a smiley bunny.

Cutting Out The Bunny's Teeth

Cutting Out The Bunny's Teeth

These Teeth Are Bunny Approved And Carrot Ready

These Teeth Are Bunny Approved And Carrot Ready

Step 3: Making The Nose

Every bunny has a cute twitchy nose. Making his nose requires the black construction paper. Using the corner of the paper, draw a fat teardrop shape to resemble a nose. Make sure to use a pencil when drawing the nose as pencil shows up best on black construction paper.

Draw The Nose

Draw The Nose

Cutting Out The Nose

Cutting Out The Nose

Next, cut out the nose in a circular motion following the pencil line. Be careful to leave the corner of the paper.

Now add a dot of glue in the center of the nose. Put enough glue to spread a thick layer.

Add A Dot Of Glue

Add A Dot Of Glue

Take a small bristle paintbrush and spread the glue across the nose. Using a paintbrush will ensure a nice even spread. Be sure to spread it all the way to the edges.

Spread The Dot Of Glue With A Paintbrush

Spread The Dot Of Glue With A Paintbrush

Shake black glitter over the glue. Be sure to cover the nose completely with a thick layer of glitter for that extra sparkle. Shake off excess glitter and set aside to dry.

Shake Black Glitter Over The Wet Glue On The Nose

Shake Black Glitter Over The Wet Glue On The Nose

Shake Off Extra Glitter And Let Dry

Shake Off Extra Glitter And Let Dry

Wow now that's a sparkly nose, your bunny sure to have lots of flare.

Step 4: Creating the Whiskers

No bunny nose is complete without wispy whiskers. Using black paper cut three to four thin strips across the top of paper horizontally. Make them thin enough to look like whiskers but not too thin that they will easily tear. Gather the whiskers together and make them even on both sides as possible.

Make The Bunny Whiskers

Make The Bunny Whiskers

Fold them in half to create an open loop on one side (figure A). Inserting the scissors into the loop cut the whiskers in half (figure B). This will create the right length and amount of whiskers for the bunny. There should be a total of 6 – 8 whiskers in total.

figure A - Fold The Whiskers

figure A - Fold The Whiskers

figure B = Cut The Strips

figure B = Cut The Strips

*Note: When assembling the whiskers place a large dot of glue down on the letter "B" where the nose will be placed. Lay 3 - 4 whiskers laying to the left and the other 3 - 4 whiskers to the right. Place the nose on top of the whiskers pointed side back. Press all parts down to lock them together. This will be done when assembling all the parts of the bunny.

Step 5: Creating The Lashes

With the same sheet of black paper that the whiskers were made from the eyelashes can be created. Draw a triangular shape about 1” across and 2” long. Lengthwise cut thins strips, as you did the whiskers, only halfway down. Be sure you do not cut the lashes all the way across. Curl the tips of the lashes forward with a pencil to give that flirty look.

Adding Flirty Lashes

Adding Flirty Lashes

Step 6: Creating The Bunny's Ears

To make the ears for the bunny take another piece of pink construction paper and place it about 1” underneath the top of the letter “B”. Be sure to have at least 1” of space underneath to allow room for gluing. Draw the shape of the ear in pencil first to allow for mistakes. Drawing the ear on the letter “B” helps to get the correct size and shape of the ear desired. I tapper my first ear towards the bottom and brought it to a point on top.

Draw The Ears

Draw The Ears

To give my bunny character I drew my second ear curved. Keep in mind that even though it’s curved it should still be the right size and shape to match the other ear. Once the ears are to the desired size and shape, outline them in a black marker for easier viewing.

Drawing The Second Ear - Curve your ear for some pizzazz, or leave it straight.

Drawing The Second Ear - Curve your ear for some pizzazz, or leave it straight.

Cut out both ears carefully along the black line. Be sure to leave the 1” of space to leave a tab for gluing.

Cut Out Both Ears

Cut Out Both Ears

Step 7: Assembling The Bunny "B" Bunny

Assemble the bunny. Place the letter “B” down and glue all pieces in place as seen in the photo. Don’t forget your googly eye and cotton ball for the tail. Glue the eye on top of the eyelash half that is not cut. Glue the cotton ball to the back of the bunny to give a fluffy tail.

*Note before gluing: If creating more than one bunny for multiple children use your larger pieces as templates to create more pieces. The letter “B”, ears, and teeth can easily be duplicated. Simply trace each piece and cut them out. Do not cut the eyelash strips if using as a template. Make as many rectangles as needed, then cut them into lashes. Another trick is to stack a few pieces of paper and cut more than one out at a time. This will save you lots of time!

Assembling and Gluing

Assembling and Gluing

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Jason Nicolosi

Comments

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on January 27, 2020:

Thanks, Peggy I'm glad you enjoyed my craft. I do these crafts with children I work with. The kids love these types of crafts, they are both fun and educational. Thanks for sharing it too, I appreciate it!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 26, 2020:

I can easily see that you are putting your artistic talents to work in coming up with these creative alphabet letters that any child would love. Your bunny "B" letter is so cute! Sharing this to my crafts board on Pinterest.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on December 12, 2019:

Venkatachari thanks so much for you wonderful compliment. I truly appreciate that. I very happy you enjoyed the article. I plan on creating an animal from all 26 letters of the english alphabet. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy them all. Thanks again.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on December 11, 2019:

Beautiful craftwork! I appreciate your creativity and the way you imparted all those guidelines very clearly. Any child can easily understand it. Thanks for sharing.

Mose Adam Truett on November 28, 2019:

Thanks for the great work.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 27, 2019:

I hope they enjoy them. Thanks for the comment, Moses.

Mose Adam Truett on November 26, 2019:

I will show this article to my Junior siblings. I am sure they will love to perform such an interesting practical.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 24, 2019:

Thanks, Lynsey. These types of crafts are super fun and easy to do. I work with medically fragile children with learning disabilities and these crafts really help them be involved and learn about the letters. Even my deaf/blind children enjoy making the crafts! Its really great to see these kids have fun while learning.

Lynsey Hart from Lanarkshire on November 24, 2019:

This is adorable! I love your clear instructions and how creative you are with lettering.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 14, 2019:

Purvi, thanks for taking the time to read it and comment. I really appreciate it. I am working on another one right now. Hopefully you will get a chance to "C" it. ;)

Purvi from India on November 14, 2019:

Wow! Great!

'B' for bunny is also a good craft. I think you are a very creative person. Your craft knowledge is very nice. Keep it up. I am curious about more alphabet craft.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 14, 2019:

Thank you Fam. I am delighted you had an opportunity to read it.

Fam on November 14, 2019:

Wao! Amazing craft.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 14, 2019:

Lorna, I really appreciate the comment. I am happy you had the opportunity to read it. I have more on the way. Thanks again.

Lorna Lamon on November 14, 2019:

Very easy to understand steps and nice large photos. Another excellent article Jason.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 14, 2019:

Thank you very much Iqra. I appreciate it.

Iqra from Pakistan on November 14, 2019:

awww jason this one is really creative , it reminds me ,my childhood....

i appreciate your work thanks for sharing this cute bunny B ....

lovely

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