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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Who wouldn’t want a bunny tail?! (an easter craft)

We’re in serious bunny mode around here this week. Preparations are in full swing for Operation Egg Hunt, where we invited 50 or so folks over to our house for an easter egg hunt and brunch.

One of the crafts I worked on today for the party turned out perfectly: Bunny Tails (whee!!!).DSC_4742LR

If you’d like to make a horde of them for your egg hunt (or anything else bunny-related), here’s what to do. For 20 tails, grab two bags of super jumbo cotton balls:DSC_4694LR

Cut twenty pieces of twine that are each 40” long (these are kid-sized). Tip, put your twine inside of a roll of tape while you’re measuring and cutting the twine, then it won’t roll off the table every time you tug at it.:DSC_4685LR

Tie a knot in the center of each piece of twine:DSC_4626LR

Hot glue two cotton balls together:DSC_4687LR

Put a blob of glue in the middle and lay your knot right down in that glue:DSC_4695LR

Glue on three more cottonballs (so you use five total), then twirl it around and do a quality check. Because god forbid you have loose fluff. Heh. If you see any big gaps, add a dot of glue and press the wayward cotton balls together:DSC_4692LR

There you have it, a bunny tail ready to be tied on!:DSC_4701LR

I can’t stop grinning at our big basket o’ tails:DSC_4705LR

And I know these will be a big hit at the egg hunt. Ro and Ree have already hop-tested them and pronounced them “puhflect!”:DSC_4641LRDSC_4647LRDSC_4709LR

Hop on!


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  1. Oh I love this idea and I'm so stealing it for Maisie's class party. The thought of 50 people gives me hives...good luck and have fun!

  2. Awwww! Those are the cutest bunny tails ever! I wish I could rewind my kids 5 or 7 years, because I'm not sure my 13 year old would completely appreciate those right now. ;-) Have fun!

  3. I can't bear it. I just can't bear it. I was going to say that I couldn't wait until Sylas was old enough for Easter egg hunts, but then I realized I'm trying to slow the growing process down, not speed it up.

    Adorable idea.... Really. I could just die.

    (Captcha word for today: atingle. And I swear I didn't make that up.)

  4. Brenda4/19/2011

    M3 - what are you serving for brunch for 50??

  5. Ham, egg casseroles (meat and vegetarian versions), make-ahead mashed potato casseroles (meat and vegetarian versions), french bread, and fruit. Oh and easter sugar cookies for dessert, lots of tiny sugar cookies.

    Wanna come? :-)

  6. That is just too sweet!!

  7. Cute!!! I might have to make some up for Chloe's egg hunt at daycare (aka Nana's) on Friday.

  8. I saw these last night and immediately thought this is something that your family would love to do: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/03/peeps-recipes-how-to-make-peepshi-sushi-rice-krispies-treats-easter.html

  9. Oh my - how cute!!! Guess what Mommy will be making before our Easter egg hunt this weekend??

    cannot wait to see pics of all the bunnies hopping around yard!!

  10. and yes....we want to come!! Maybe we can hop on the Easter Bunny's back when he heads west?

    Have FUN!!!

  11. You are a brave, brave woman. I just did 26 kids for a bday party. The thought of 50 is mindboggling.

    From the peeks you've given us into your plans, I'm sure this will be the party of the year for them all.

    Happy Easter!

  12. Super cute idea! :)

  13. This made me smile! :)

    I wish we were going to be in your neck of the woods for Bunny Bash 2011.