Update: Making an Easter bunny paw prints trail

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Update with pictures:

 

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I consider myself an “eleventh hour type girl” when it comes to my creative thought process. (I lead with the left side of my brain, very analytic thinking)  so when I do come up with an idea, it usually is right before the deadline and it may be too late to even consider it. This idea is no exception. LOL 

I wanted to start an Easter tradition with my 2 year old son. He doesn’t understand who the Easter bunny is or the true meaning of Easter yet. So considering his age, I wanted to incorporate a concrete idea that would be easy for him to understand. I knew that he might have a hard time finding his basket without a little bit of help from the “messy” Easter bunny. That is where the Easter bunny paw prints trail comes in.

Here is what you need:

SUPPLIES

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1 or 2 bunny paw prints for a template. If you are artistic, you can draw your own. I am not so I found a cute one on this website, Knot Your Nana’s Crochet.

A pair of scissors.

A marker to trace your template.

A piece of cardboard or card stock. I used an old cereal box.

Powdered carpet cleaner that has a built in sifter. Just think you are cleaning your carpets while creating a little bit of fun for your little one. You can also use flour, baking soda or any other powder-like substance you can think of that would vacuum up easily.

INSTRUCTIONS

Begin by cutting your template out into your desired shape. You can make 2 prints if you like. I was going to originally but then decided that 1 was sufficient enough.

Trace template with marker on piece of cardboard, card stock or other sturdy material.

Cut out cardboard template. Make sure you cut out circles inside the paw so that the powder has a place to rest inside the template.

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Place paw print template on floor, sifting powder over it. If the powder lands outside the template just brush away with your fingers. Repeat until you have created desired path. Lead path to a young child’s Easter basket or up to a window, showing where the bunny escaped for older ones.

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Don’t forget to take pictures of your little one discovering the paw prints. And save your template so you don’t have to keep making a new one.

Idea was adapted from Coolest Family on the Block.

Happy Easter everyone and God Bless!!

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2 thoughts on “Update: Making an Easter bunny paw prints trail

    CoolMama said:
    March 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Awesome! I can’t wait to see the finished product 🙂

      Rachel responded:
      March 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      And thank you for the idea. Too cute!

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