This Jumping Bunny Cup Craft is SO much fun! It’s super adorable and simple to make. The cup works as a great craft all on it’s own, but the added fun of making it jump makes it even more exciting for the kids. Do this craft during Spring or Easter to celebrate the season!
There are ways to extend learning with this Jumping Bunny craft too! This is a great STEM craft to learn about elasticity and force. It would be fun to experiment with using the rubber bands in different ways to see how it effects they way the bunny jumps.
It would also be fun to use this as a measurement activity to measure how how the bunny jumps!
Here’s a video to see this Jumping Bunny Cup Craft in action!
What You’ll Need For The Jumping Bunny Cup Craft:
- two paper cups
- construction paper in a matching color (to match the cups)
- pink construction paper
- googly eles
- permanent marker
- cotton balls
- rubber bands
To prepare the jumping bunny craft, you’ll need to cut out shapes for the ears. Cut two rounded triangles for the ears. Make sure they will fit the on the top of the paper cup you’re using. Next, cut two pink rounded triangles to be a bit smaller than the main color.
If doing this with multiple children, it is best to prepare the cups with pre-cut slits, as well as prepare the rubber bands by cutting and knotting them beforehand. This process is described below.
How to Make A Jumping Bunny Cup Craft:
Kids will need help with this activity. They will need an adult to cut the slits in the cup, as well as prepare the rubber bands by cutting them and tying knots as described below.
First, cut four slits in the top of the cup. Cut 4 equally spaced slits. I did this by cutting one slit, doing another directly across it, and then cutting two more in between those.
Cut two pieces of rubber bands, slightly longer than the width of the top of the cup.
Next, tie a knot at each end of each rubber band.
Slip the the knot into a slit, and pull the rubber band to the slit directly across and slip it in. Repeat with the other rubber band piece.
Now it’s time to make the bunny! The bunny will be made on the same cup that was prepared with rubber bands.
First, glue the pink ear pieces onto the colored ear pieces, and then glue them onto the top of the cup.
Next, glue on the nose and the googly eyes.
To finish the bunny’s face, use a permanent marker to make the mouth and whiskers.
Finish the bunny by gluing on a cotton ball tail to the back.
How to Play with Your Bunny and Make it Jump!
Use the second cup as a base to put your bunny on. The rubber bands from the bunny cup will rest on the bottom of the blank cup.
Push down on the bunny, and then release to watch it jump!
SO much fun!
More Great Bunny Activities:
This week we are participating in the Weekly Virtual Book Club For Kids, where we share themed activities to go along with the book of the week. This week the theme is Bunnies, and the book is Peter Rabbit. Here are some more great bunny activities to try this week: