DIY Spring Decorations: Paper Bunny Lantern

DIY paper bunny lanterns

Spring is officially in full swing, and we’ve got a case of spring fever! Time to swap out the winter classroom decorations for bunnies, flowers and bright colors. This Paper Bunny Lantern activity is the perfect project for students to welcome Spring. We used Pink Wild Moroccan Paper Lanterns as the main inspiration for this spring activity.

Wild Moroccan Paper Lanterns
White foam Sheet (1)
Pink felt (1)
Craft Sticks (3)
5” Bling Letters with Jewels
Black Pipe Cleaners (3)
Googly Eyes (2)
Pink Pom Poms (1)
18” of White Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun

DIY Spring Decorations Paper Bunny Lantern


Bunny Paper Lantern Head & Body

  1. Draw and cut out a bunny head and bunny feet. Big & Easy Patterns: Holidays and Seasons has a great bunny pattern to use as a template.
  2. Cut pink felt to create the inside of the bunny ears.
  3. Glue on two googly eyes using the hot glue gun.
  4. Glue pink pompom as the nose using hot glue gun.
  5. Take the 3 pipe cleaners and cut into 5” pieces. Twist in the middle and glue the center using a hot glue gun.
  6. Turn the bunny head over and glue one craft stick to the bottom horizontally. Glue two more crafts sticks in a V shape. This will help hold the bunny head up.
  7. Add a drop of glue on each end of the horizontal craft stick and attached to the top of the wire on the paper lantern.
  8. Tie white ribbon into a bow and glue at the top lantern.

Bunny Feet

  1. Cut two 4” ovals out of white foam.
  2. Cut two 2” ovals out of pink felt for the paws.
  3. Cut six .5” circles out of pink felt for the paws.
  4. Glue all pink felt pieces onto the white foam.
  5. Glue white foam to the bottom of the paper lantern

Have each student create their own paper bunny lantern. Hang them from the ceiling or create a spring lawn in your classroom using Easter grass, and Easter eggs. Add purple or any pastel colored paper in the background and use 5” Bling Letters with Jewels to spell out “Happy Spring”. It makes for grade spring activity and doubles as a great area to take spring photos.

Want more spring projects and ideas? See how to make these cool Egg Carton Caterpillars.



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