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How to Draw an Easter Bunny: Easy Steps for Primary Grades

Teach young learners how to create an adorable Easter Bunny drawing with these easy-to-follow instructions. This engaging art activity is perfect for primary grades and will surely capture the excitement of the Easter holiday. Plus, we’ve included free directions to make it even more accessible for both teachers and parents!

Materials Needed for Easter Bunny Drawing

To complete this Easter Bunny drawing, gather the following materials:

  • White art paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Fine black markers or Sharpie pens
  • Watercolor paints
  • Recommended: High-quality art paper suitable for watercolor paints

When conducting this art lesson in a classroom setting, it’s advisable to stand at the front with a large easel and chart paper for drawing. Students can sit at their desks with their art supplies. Take your time and guide the students through each step, giving them ample opportunity to follow along and seek clarification when needed.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating an Easter Bunny Drawing

Follow these detailed steps to create your own Easter Bunny drawing:

  1. Begin by placing a large white piece of art paper in a portrait orientation.
    How to draw an Easter bunny - step 1

  2. Starting from the upper part of the page, draw a medium-sized circle for the bunny’s head.

  3. Add two black dots for the eyes.

  4. In the center of the head, draw a small heart shape for the nose. Then, draw a forward and backward ‘J’ shape coming down from the nose to represent the mouth. Extend three whiskers on each side of the face, leaving space for painting the cheeks later.
    How to draw an Easter bunny - step 2

  5. For one ear, draw two curved lines going up from the head, as though they would extend off the page.

  6. For the other ear, draw an arch from the head upwards and to the left. Connect the left point to the right point with a line, and draw a line from the head to the top of the arch.
    How to draw an Easter bunny - step 3

  7. At the bottom of the page, create two curved arches extending from the center towards the sides to form the bunny’s paws. Add two small lines at the end of each paw to represent the toes.
    How to draw an Easter bunny - step 4

  8. Draw two curved lines down from under the head on each side, connecting them with the paws to form the bunny’s body.

  9. Similarly, draw two smaller curved lines down from under the head on each side, connecting them with the body halfway down to represent the bunny’s arms.
    How to draw an Easter bunny - step 5

Adding Details to the Easter Bunny Drawing

Now, let’s add some charming details to your Easter Bunny drawing:

  • Create a cloud shape connecting from the side of the lower body to the paw to form a fluffy tail.
  • Below the bunny’s chin, draw a bow-tie shape.
  • Inside each of the bunny’s ears, draw two lines to indicate an inner ear area. Feel free to add a pattern design within the ears using stripes or any other pattern of your choice.
  • You can encourage your students to get creative by drawing additional details, such as an egg, a low necktie, or a basket. Let them choose the pattern for the ears, bow-tie, or egg they draw. Stripes, polka dots, or zig-zags would all make fantastic choices!
    How to draw an Easter bunny - step 6

Finalizing the Easter Bunny Drawing

For the finishing touches, follow these steps:

  1. Grab a fine point black marker or Sharpie pen and trace over all the lines of your Easter Bunny drawing. Use a good white eraser to remove any remaining pencil lines.

  2. Your drawing is now complete!

Painting the Easter Bunny Drawing

To bring your Easter Bunny to life, let’s add some color through painting:

  1. If time permits, this activity can be divided into two sessions. On the first day, complete the drawing and tracing with a black marker. On the second day, focus on painting.

  2. If your class is unfamiliar with watercolor paints, it’s a good idea to demonstrate how to achieve proper brush strokes with the right water-to-paint ratio. Instead of the small paintbrushes typically included in watercolor paint sets, consider using larger ones for better control.

  3. Start by using watercolor paints to color the details of the bunny’s face, starting from the center and gradually working your way outward. Don’t forget to add two pink cheeks! Remember to leave the body of the Easter Bunny white.
    How to draw an Easter bunny - step 7

  4. To create a visually appealing background, pick a vibrant color like yellow, purple, pink, or any other spring-inspired hue. Painting the background in these lively colors will make your Easter Bunny drawing stand out and look fantastic when displayed!
    How to draw an Easter bunny - step 8

Once everyone has completed their Easter Bunny drawings, make sure to place them somewhere safe to dry completely. Avoid hanging or storing them upright before they’re dry, as paint and water may drip down and ruin the artwork. Once dry, consider hanging them up or creating an eye-catching bulletin board display to celebrate Easter.

Try the Easter Bunny Drawing Today!

Download and print these step-by-step instructions to conduct an Easter Bunny drawing activity in your own classroom or home. Click the image below to access the FREE directions:
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Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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