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Quickly made Easter bunny from a steel scouring pad

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How to make a super cute and easy Easter bunny from a steel scouring pad with your kids. Step by step tutorial. Done in less than 5 minutes!

Easter is nearly here, so if you are looking for some quickly made Easter decorations, this Easter bunny from a steel scouring pad is for you.

All you need is a steel scouring pad and a piece of pipe cleaner or a ribbon.

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Open the pad on one side. For this simply turn the middle.

How to make a super cute and easy Easter bunny from a steel scouring pad with your kids. Step by step tutorial. Done in less than 5 minutes! Step 1

Pull both ends to get a long shape. Leave the bottom a bit curled to either the inside or the outside.

How to make a super cute and easy Easter bunny from a steel scouring pad with your kids. Step by step tutorial. Done in less than 5 minutes! Step 2

Half the knot on the top and twist both to create the ears.

How to make a super cute and easy Easter bunny from a steel scouring pad with your kids. Step by step tutorial. Done in less than 5 minutes! Step 3

Squeeze at about 1/4 height to form the head and tie the ribbon or pipe cleaner around it.

How to make a super cute and easy Easter bunny from a steel scouring pad with your kids. Step by step tutorial. Done in less than 5 minutes! Finished

If you are not happy with the shape yet, pull it into the right shape. Done!

How to make a super cute and easy Easter bunny from a steel scouring pad with your kids. Step by step tutorial. Done in less than 5 minutes! In the garden

My son absolutely loves it and with a few minutes work, we’ve done several bunnies together.

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How to make a super cute and easy Easter bunny from a steel scouring pad with your kids. Step by step tutorial. Done in less than 5 minutes! On the terrace

Happy Easter!

You might be interested as well in the Salt dough Easter eggs, although they need more time to make.

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Salt dough Easter decorations

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How to make salt dough Easter eggs

The weather has been dreadful the last few weeks, so we had to find something to do for indoors…

I remembered doing things with salt dough as a kid and as Easter isn’t far away, we got to work 🙂

You need:

– 2 cups of flour

– 1 cup of water

– a cup of salt

– 1 tbsp oil

We got 20 big and 20 small eggs out of these ingredients. Half them if those are too many for you.

Later you will need:

– a rolling pin,

egg-shaped cookie cutter/s or anything egg-shaped and flat (if you don’t have both, then cut one out of cardboard),

– a knife, if you don’t have a cookie cutter,

– a wooden skewer,

– a baking tray and baking paper,

– paint (colours of your choice),

– paint brushes and

– string/wool

Instructions:

I used Acrylic paint as my son is old enough now, but if your kid is younger, better chose child-friendly paint.

Mix all ingredients together until you get a smooth dough. We are pretty “hands-on”, so that’s why we knead it by hand.

If the dough is too hard, add a bit of water. Should it feel too wet, add a bit more flour.

Sprinkle flour over your worktop, the pin and your hands. Then roll the dough out to a thickness of approx. 3 to 4 mm. If you roll it too thin, it will crack when drying. Too thick and it will take a lot longer in drying.

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Now cut out your eggs, pinch them with the skewer to create a hole for the string and place them on the baking paper on the tray.

Once all dough is used up, place the tray in a warm spot and let the dough dry for a day.

You can put dough that you don’t use into an airtight container and use it a different day as well if you want.

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Put the tray in the oven, then set it to 50° C on top and bottom heat. Leave them for about 10 minutes.

Turn the heat up to 100° C and leave them for another 10 minutes.

Then put the heat to 150° C. Check after 15/20 minutes. If they are getting brown and feel rock hard, they are done. Otherwise, leave them until they are. Depending on the thickness the dough needs a total of 2 hours in the oven. This shouldn’t be with our eggs, but if you decided to do something else as well, then it’s good to know.

Turn the oven off, take the tray out and let the eggs cool down.

Once cooled down it’s time to get creative! Paint them however you like. I kept the baking paper under our eggs to make cleaning up easier for me after.

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Once the paint is dry, put the string through, make a knot and they are ready to be hung up.

My son decided, to write “i love you” on some of the eggs, so I needed to find a way to display those different from the planned Easter bunch. It is now an Easter ornament on our front door.

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Now the best part for me, as I got to cut one of our bushes which was in desperate need of pruning. 🙂

Remove all the leaves from the twigs you want to use.

For the door ornament: tie two branches together on one side and add the eggs to both branches. Create a bow and tie the other side together.

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Place the rest of the branches in a vase. Make sure it’s heavy enough to not fall over or add water for extra weight. Now hang up your eggs and, if you want, add more decoration.

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I hope, you had fun / will be having fun making your own Easter decoration.

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