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Project

Easter Bunny Template Projects

Introduction

These cheerful decorations multiply quickly, thanks to their simple construction. To bring some festive cheer to your dessert table, march the rabbits across a garland, sit them atop cupcakes, or use them to offer sneak peeks into gift bags.

Materials

  • Bunny template
  • Vellum
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Thread and yarn
  • Cellophane bags
  • Ribbon
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Magazine

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Download and print the bunny template.

  2. Step 2

    Trace onto vellum; cut out shape.

  3. Step 3

    Punch 2 holes in head; thread with yarn.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat as desired.

  5. Step 5

    Cut an 11-by-2 1/2-inch strip of vellum. Position upright template so ears fall 2 1/2 inches below top edge. Trace; cut out.

  6. Step 6

    Fill 2 1/2-by-1-by-6-inch cellophane bags with favors, leaving about 2 1/2 inches empty. Wrap vellum around bag, fold top edges together, and punch 2 holes for ribbon tie.

  7. Step 7

    Trace template onto vellum; cut out. Repeat. Coat back of 1 rabbit and top 1/2 inch of a 6-inch bamboo skewer with a glue stick.

  8. Step 8

    Sandwich the stick between 2 rabbits. Dry between the pages of a magazine for 30 minutes.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 2007

Reviews (58)

  • lud10 4 Mar, 2010

    I printed out the bunnies then (my printer also is a copier) enlarged them by 260%. The size is perfect for 6" x 6" colorful origami paper.
    I was able to stack 5 pieces of this paper together and cut them out all at once. The mylar template is unnecessary.

  • MSLO_Admin3 14 Apr, 2009

    If you are getting a blank screen, you may need to update to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to view the PDF. Beachtansy, the template can be enlarged by clicking on the plus sign at the top of your PDF.

  • beachtansy 6 Apr, 2009

    I just printed the bunny template with success. Do wish the bunnies were larger

  • sbprods 6 Apr, 2009

    I just tried and got a blank gray screen. How do we notify the webmaster???

  • imchuckie 5 Apr, 2009

    has anyone been able to download the template recently?

  • cherybaby 2 Apr, 2009

    Do you have to enlarge the bunnies because they look smaller than the picture?

  • PinkishNona 20 Mar, 2009

    I love this idea and i think it alos be perfect for birhtday paryt bunny theme, or baby shower the childrend will love it.

  • PinkishNona 20 Mar, 2009

    I love this idea and i think it alos be perfect for birhtday paryt bunny theme, or baby shower the childrend will love it.

  • Lacebug1 12 Mar, 2009

    I made everything here 2 years ago and it was all beautiful! I have more pride and appreciation for things like this than others but I thought it was original and simply adorable!! Great ideas!

  • M_crafter 3 Mar, 2009

    Nice touch to any easter festivity. Takes quite some time cutting and cutting and tracing. Make sure you save them again for next year!

  • tvillebj 21 Mar, 2008

    I made "bunny" straws for my grandchildren by sandwiching 2 bunnies onto a plastic straw. First, I reduced the template then cut them out. Next, center the straw one one bunny and place the second bunny on top. Finally, glue the two bunnies together together near the top of the straw to avoid getting the "bunny" into the drink. The kids made matching cups by glueing a single bunny on the outside of a paper cup. Everybody got a different color and no mix-ups as to whose drink was whose.

  • kellyganda 20 Mar, 2008

    thiis is such a wonderful ideas.. surely my kids will love to make this cuty bunny garland.. More power to marthas show! cheers!

  • foodandmooddoteu 19 Mar, 2008

    So cute, everytime in this site I find something to copy :-)
    Silvia

  • emailmichelle 18 Mar, 2008

    I can't get the template. Some of you wrote about getting it emailed to them. Is this working? If so, can I get it emailed to me?
    email.michelle@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much

  • ChefKate 16 Mar, 2008

    MOST elementary schools have a machine-gadget that will punch out pattern dies. Teachers use this primarily with alphabet dies -- to make bulletin boards displays. There are, however, MANY pattern dies as well. I am sure that a bunny pattern would also be available. If you are lucky -- and the school has both the device and a bunny die, I feel pretty confident that they would allow you to come in and use their machine. Good luck!

  • joules2 10 Mar, 2008

    I haven't made my garland yet, but hopefully near the end of the week. I was thinking of using stiff, double-faced interfacing and some fabric scraps (Easter/spring colors, of course) to maybe make this a little more permanent. Will share pictures when I'm finished! (PS: This is my first comment on the boards!!)

  • julkalozanova 10 Mar, 2008

    keep trying but can not download the template. Can u please sent it to my mail dovidenia@hotmail.com? thanks a lot, j

  • amydeanne 3 Mar, 2008

    my children loved doing this. we also added block letters that spelt happy easter on it.

  • DaycareDiva 3 Mar, 2008

    I am not using a Mac and I am still have trouble getting the template. Can someone email me adams0302@rogers.com

  • hdarlyne 2 Mar, 2008

    I am having problems downloading the bunny template as well ....using a mac..could someone email it to me as well. Thanks
    hdarlyne@hotmail.com

  • mamabera 29 Feb, 2008

    i just made these but with clovers for st paddy's day...too cute. now i might do the bunnies too. easy, fun, and quick!

  • mdrieber 29 Feb, 2008

    I am having a problem downloading the template, anyone using a mac with same issue, could someone email it to me?? mdrieber@yahoo.com

  • dess1234 29 Feb, 2008

    I like the idea of using felt instead of the vellum. Thank you for suggesting that option. It might be easier to cut and they might store better to bring out next year. I increased the size of the bunnies on my computer screen (using the right click button) and traced the larger bunny using the see thru vellum paper and that will be my master pattern.

  • mamina51 29 Feb, 2008

    they are very nice .my grand children did them

  • DanaGillin 28 Feb, 2008

    life21, Vellum is tough to flatten once it's rolled up. I get the indiv sheets in the paper section of the craft store. Then tend to lay flat, but you may want to store them between old phone books so that any heat in the room won't curl them.

  • DanaGillin 28 Feb, 2008

    life21, Vellum is tough to flatten once it's rolled up. I get the indiv sheets in the paper section of the craft store. Then tend to lay flat, but you may want to store them between old phone books so that any heat in the room won't curl them.

  • palmettomommy 28 Feb, 2008

    I'd love to make these so that they are more permanent -- so that we could reuse them each year. Do you have any ladies have any suggestions? I was thinking maybe felt??? Would love to hear your thoughts!

  • palmettomommy 28 Feb, 2008

    I'd love to make these so that they are more permanent -- so that we could reuse them each year. Do you have any ladies have any suggestions? I was thinking maybe felt??? Would love to hear your thoughts!

  • life21 28 Feb, 2008

    ok I bought the Martha Stewart Vellum paper from Michaels. How in the world to you get it to lay flat! It is wound so tightly and I cannot get it to lie flat ! I have already wasted half a sheet that rips so easily and cut out bunnies that roll up on themselves. Help!

  • cor1473 28 Feb, 2008

    Dess1234 - I made the garland last night around 8:00 pm. and I had same issue with bunny size. I just took a piece of paper put in on top of my screen and traced - perfect size! I then put the vellum over the top of my master and traced away. I sewed the bunnies together with DMC floss sticking the needle where they eye would be and then put the other [filtered word] even with the eye (that works out to be where the ears meet. ) Hope this helps!

  • cor1473 28 Feb, 2008

    vanzalez - I just used scissors and I had a 3 year old climbing on me - turned out fine - not as slow as you might think.

  • vanzalez 28 Feb, 2008

    Oops...well, I forgot to say, BESIDES scissors...does anyone know of a FASTER way to cut these out? My bad.

  • vanzalez 28 Feb, 2008

    Does anyone have any other suggestions for cutting out the shapes? Besides an exacto knife? I don't have one, but I want to get started on this right away? Any ideas? THANKS!!! And the DMC floss is just FABU!!!

  • dess1234 28 Feb, 2008

    I have printed the template and the bunnies are about 2" tall. I have tried to enlarge them but the program does not allow me to do that. Any suggestions other than taking them to a copy machine? Also, does it matter where the holes are punched? I can't tell by looking at the picture where they belong. Thanks for a cute project for my granddaughter.

  • cor1473 27 Feb, 2008

    I had hesitated about doing this project - seemed like a lot of time for something that was cute yet disposable. I am so glad I reconsidered and did it. It is darling hanging off of my mantle and my 3 yr old son keeps running around the house saying "bunnies!" That alone was worth it. Just a quick tip -I used DMC floss and sewed it right through the bunny heads. No need for a [filtered word] punch!

  • Aprildawnc 27 Feb, 2008

    I am working on this now, and have to say I love it!

    And if you want a bigger version, use an editing program and make it bigger.

    Great idea!

  • mslo_karen 27 Feb, 2008

    Hi GrandmaV, your creations sound adorbale! We'd love to see a picture on our message boards:
    http://forums.marthastewart.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?folderId=1

  • XenaGabby2 27 Feb, 2008

    marthawant2be, thanks for the heads up on vellum. I always hate to buy something for a craft project and be disapopinted in the quality outcome. Card Stock will work just fine, for me..

  • LaLaAndrew 26 Feb, 2008

    I went to the marthastewart.com website and clicked on crafts and searched out rabbit templates. That worked fine for me.

  • GrandmaV 26 Feb, 2008

    I printed the rabbit patterns off on different types of co-ordinated check, plaids, flowered scrapbook papers and then added hand stitching marks with a fine tipped marker around the edges. This made the rabbits look like the storybook velveteen rabbit type. Great project. Thanks for the idea.

  • marthawant2b 26 Feb, 2008

    I went out and bought all the things for this project and I am a little disapointed. The Vellum is so thin that you can see through it, which makes the color look very faded.

  • anitalasanowski 26 Feb, 2008

    I did not know that I needed Adobe Acrobat Reader either. I was so frustrated and it took several days before I figuered out how to get your tech support. It would be a valuable service if clear simple instructions were posted on how to get tech support for us begginers. Other than that I am thrilled with the website and I'm on it for hours at a time I love it !!!

  • Honeybunny13 26 Feb, 2008

    this is simply brilliant easter will be a big deal at my house this year. If anyone has any great ideas could you please send them to www.lamby24.piczo.com I nead as much insperation as I can get thanks

  • mslo_karen 26 Feb, 2008

    Kim58, You can find the template by clicking on the blue text in the article. To view the PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer -- it's free to download and install on the Adobe website. Good luck!

  • kim58 25 Feb, 2008

    I am one of those people who LOVE to look at craft projects and always THINK about doing them, but somehow never manage to really do it. I think these crafts are really darling, and seem easy enough that I may actually give it a shot this time (if I can find the template - ha ha!). Done in different patterns, I think the cards, bags and garland would also be super-cute for a baby shower! Thanks Martha and team!

  • JANKEN 25 Feb, 2008

    SUCCESS! Sent the templates to my Kodak photo program and cropped, etc. and have PERFECT patterns for the bunnies!

  • jenny24 25 Feb, 2008

    Managed to download the template, but I'm disappointed that it is in the middle of the page. Why couldn't they have put it up at the top of the page, and also included various sizes of bunnies. It is such a waste of paper!

  • tpz54 25 Feb, 2008

    I am also frustrated that the bunny download does not work. I hope this will be fixed post haste.
    tpz54

  • crabbersmom 25 Feb, 2008

    I am also unable to download the rabbit template. The template page comes up a medium shade of gray.???

  • beastly 25 Feb, 2008

    OK...i found out by reading the other reports. Thanks....just click on" rabbit template" on the 1st line of the How- to. Sry...

  • beastly 25 Feb, 2008

    i cannot find the rabbit template anywhere on the site. This is MOST frustrating.

  • elnaadams 25 Feb, 2008

    I couldn't download the bunny template. Is it there?

  • Michelle_Okpisz 25 Feb, 2008

    Try using the snapshot tool in Adobe to cut a copy of the desired template onto your clipboard, then paste into a Word document. There you can edit the picture to be any size you like.

  • vickyfrickle 25 Feb, 2008

    We own a kitchen store and sell lamb, bunny, duck and chick cookie cutters that are about 3.5" in size. It seems these would make great templates. Most kitchen stores have these. Hope this idea helps.

  • JANKEN 25 Feb, 2008

    I am having trouble enlarging the bunny template to print as a pattern. Any suggestions? THANKS!

  • Mrs_Younger 25 Feb, 2008

    For the rabbit template, click on "rabbit template" in the first line of the 'garland how-to'.

    I, too, would like a lamb template. If I find some, can I post links here?

  • MFLC1 25 Feb, 2008

    Where is the bunny template? Am I the only one having trouble downloading it?

  • maranatha 25 Feb, 2008

    I love the idea, but would really appreciate a lamb template as well, for those of us who would like to put a religious bent to our decorations! Thanks.