This DIY Jute Egg Bunny Easter Craft is fun and easy for kids and adults! Use them as a table decoration, display them in an egg carton, or hang them on an Easter Tree. Most of these common supplies can already be found in your home. Check out our other craft project blogs for more family fun!
Supplies needed to make a Jute Bunny Egg:
- Jute cord (any size, larger is easier/faster.) You can also use twine or yarn for this project
- Plastic egg
- Hot glue & hot glue gun
1. Starting the Jute Bunny Egg
Starting at either end of the egg, glue the tip of the jute cord to one point on the egg and let dry. Do not pre-cut your cord, it could end up too short and you won't be able to finish the egg!
2. Begin Spiralling the Jute
Once the tip is glued in place and has dried, start to spiral the jute down towards the other end of the egg, adding glue periodically. It's super easy for the cord to start slipping as you spiral it, so it's best to add glue to every "spiral" or full circle you make.
3. Finishing the body
Continue the gluing and spiraling process until you reached the opposite end of the egg. Once you get it as tight of a circle as possible, cut the cord. Add a drop of glue to keep the end of the jute spring in place.
4. Making the Ears
The ears can be a little tricky! Cut a bit of the cord and glue each end to the back top of the egg, bending it in an upsidedown V shape, like the shape of a bunny ear. You can add a wire to shape the ear more precisely and keep it stiff. To do this, bend the wire in an upsidedown V shape, like the shape of a bunny ear. Glue the jute along the front of the wire and let dry. Next, slightly poke the wire in between the jute on the top of the head to tuck in the bottom of the ears. Add glue to keep in place and let dry. Repeat this process for the second ear.
Get creative and use different color yarns for a fun and festive Easter display!