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Image of bunny pots that any kid can create personalised for them

Overview

This bunny pot is a fun D.I.Y. project for kids, especially around the Easter holidays. Bunny pots are useful for storing pens and pencils; they also make a great gift. Alternatively, you can plant something in it and create more pots, cultivating your own little zoo of additional animals – tigers, monkeys, elephants, and more.

All you need is a pot, some colourful paint and a few craft materials. Follow this step-by-step guide to create your own bunny pot.

Safety tip: Always wear the appropriate safety equipment (safety glasses, gloves, ear muffs and a mask, for example) and always follow the instructions for the product or equipment.

Steps

1Paint the pot

The terracotta pot is going to make up the bunny’s body. If it hasn’t been painted in a base colour, go ahead and paint it so that your decorations stand out.

Next, take some paint brushes or sponge brushes, dip them into your favourite acrylic paint colour(s) and paint the bunny’s body (the pot).

Green Bunnings hammer
Tip: You can use one colour or several colours to create the bunny’s body.
Three kids are sitting in a Bunnings DIY workshop, colouring pots

2Make the bunny’s ears

Take some squishy foam paper or felt and fold it in half. Draw out the shape of a long bunny’s ear and use scissors to cut it out. Repeat this step on another piece of foam paper in a different colour, making the shape slightly smaller, to create the inside of the bunny’s ear.

Once you have all four pieces cut out, glue the smaller pieces onto the large ears. Dab a bit of glue on each ear and stick them inside the front rim of your pot so that the ears stand up. You’ll start to see your bunny pot start to take shape.

Bunnings team member holding completed pot

3Create the bunny’s face

Give your bunny a face using paint or markers. Draw a nose, mouth and maybe even some front teeth. Googly eyes and a small pom pom for the nose or tail are creative additions, or perhaps add some pipe cleaner whiskers.
A kid is holding a red bunny pot with googly eyes and pointing to a star on the pot.

4Style your bunny pot

Add any finishing touches to bring your bunny to life. For example – glittery fur, extra stripes or spots, rhinestones or stickers, or a jaunty ribbon or bow on their ear. Use your imagination!
A little girl is adding a pom pom to the bunny pot

5Looking for a fun D.I.Y. craft to do with the kids?

Check out our guide on how to make a kaleidoscope, a great project for curious minds of all ages.
Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.