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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Paper Bunny Banner

by Amy M. O'Quinn


Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner! To celebrate the season, you can create a special ‘bunny banner’ that is easy and fun to make. The basic idea is just the same as folding and cutting out old-fashioned paper dolls, but this project uses a cute bunny design instead.

Here’s what you’ll need:

8.5 x 11 inch white paper or card stock
Pencil
Scissors
Bunny template (at bottom)- Copy the design on card stock for ease and durability, and cut out to use as a tracing guide.
Crayons or makers
Tape


Directions:


1. Fold the paper or card stock in half lengthwise and crease, then cut.




2. Fold one of the strips of paper into fourths, then fold like an accordion. Each section will measure 2.75 in. x 4.25 in. I got equal parts by folding the strip of paper in half, then folding that in half again.






3. Position the bunny template so that the nose and back of bunny touches each side of the paper. Trace around the template.







4. Cut around the traced design, being careful not to cut where the outline touches the sides. This is what will hold the bunnies together.





5. Unfold the bunny chain...you should have four connected bunnies.






6. Give each bunny an eye and a pink nose.




7. You can tape more than one ‘litter’ of bunnies together to create a bunny garland. Hang from a mantel or spot of your choice to add a little seasonal interest and enjoy!








(Bunny Template)
Copy on cardstock and cut out to use as a tracing guide.


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