It's about that time!!!
Don't forget to put baby powder on your
Easter Shopping list!
Who wants to make
Easter Bunny footprints?!
Come on, you know you want to!
A few items of business first.
I did not invent bunny footprints.
As far as my family is concerned, my fabulous girlfriend,
Miss Christy, invented them.
This tutorial was shot in super secret stealth mode.
That means the photos are not great....but they'll do.
If you decide to create this little bunny trail, be aware that you
may need to commit to this as long as your munchkins believe in the Easter Bunny.
You will need a paper plate, scissors and a pencil.
(Its a very high-tech craft.)
Normally this project takes place late Saturday night.
Joe hides the eggs, I do the feet.
Because its done at the last minute,
I have no patience whatsoever for gathering materials.
If you are in the mood to pull out your exact-o knife,
circle cutters or punches,
go for it!
Turn your paper plate over and draw some bunny feet.
I have never-ever-EVER used a cookie cutter to draw this.
Today, it was 12 inches away on the drying rack.
I couldn't help myself.
Anybody know how many toes bunnies have?
I have no clue. This year I made three.
How ever many toes you give your bunny,
just don't draw them too close together.
I makes them harder to cut out.
Cut out the Feet!
One of the comments I received said,
"how did you get your circles so perfect?"
Um....yeah, they're not, and it really doesn't matter.
Stab the tip of your scissors into the center of a toe, twist a few times...
and you have a roundish hole!
Cut out the toes before the rest of the foot.
I'm sure there is a scientific reason why the paper plate rips
more easily when you cut the big part out first.
I don't know what that is, but I do know it means you have to start over!
There they are!
Remember all that baby powder we all bought before we
had our first baby?
And how no one ever got to actually use it because,
even though its called BABY Powder,
its really bad for babies?
Now you get to use it!
If you use baby powder, your prints will hang around for awhile.
I like them, so I don't mind.
They make me giggle.
If you would like more temporary prints, powdered sugar works too,
but they wash away quickly.
(especially if you forget to turn off the sprinklers Easter morning)
Shake it up!
We have bunnies that come and visit our
Salad bar lawn occasionally.
They'll perch themselves on the edge of the concrete and nibble on the grass.
I like to start there.
Set down your plate right-side-up.
and...shake shake shake!
I used powdered sugar here because I needed to wash the feet away immediately.
Didn't want to have to explain why the bunny came early!
The rim of the paper plate
keeps the extra sugar/baby powder from spilling all over.
Think like a bunny!
How does the Easter Bunny come into your yard?
At our house, he crawls under the back fence and hops along the wall.
He takes a little break in the roses for a snack,
then cuts across the grass onto the cement.
Some years, if he's feeling frisky, he hops onto a slide or a tricycle seat!
Eventually he hops over to the backdoor, leaves a basket of treats,
and then hops under the side fence to the neighbors house.
Every year Ethan and Jack can't wait to see where the bunny went.
I hope he hops over to your house next!