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How to Make a Paper Plate Bunny Basket

Cute and colourful paper plate Easter baskets shaped like a bunny

This paper plate bunny basket is SO CUTE! Paper plate crafts are really fun and easy for kids to make, and this paper plate basket is the perfect spring activity.

Make your own Easter basket, transforming paper plates and other simple craft supplies into an adorable Easter bunny! It’s the perfect little basket to gather chocolate on an Easter egg hunt, and it also looks really cute hanging from a door knob or cupboard.

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How to Make a Paper Plate Bunny Basket

This paper plate bunny basket is such a fun spring craft for kids of all ages. Have fun making a bunny face on a paper plate and turning it into a DIY Easter basket.

Check Out The Video Tutorial:


Step 1: Find what you need

Step 2: Cut and gather the parts of the basket

Step 3: Glue the basket and ears together

Step 4: Attach the bunny’s face

Step 5: Tie on the basket handle

Helpful Tips:

  1. Make sure that the basket, face, and ears are all lined up straight before gluing them together.
  2. Decorate your Easter bunny in your favourite colour! We made bunny baskets with pastel blue, pink, and purple details, but you can use whichever colour you’d like.

Blue, pink, and purple bunny paper plate baskets with candy around them

Do I have to glue the paper plate bunny basket together?

We used turbo tacky glue to put our basket together. It dries really quickly and it’s very strong, holding the basket together and giving it a clean look.

For a low mess alternative you can staple all the parts of the basket together and then use glue tape or a glue stick to attach the inner ears and face of the bunny.

Holding a DIY Easter bunny basket filled with Easter grass and candy

What can I fill my paper plate bunny basket with?

We like to use Easter grass as a base in all our baskets. It’s so fun and festive!

Then you can fill your basket with chocolate eggs or wrapped candies. You can also add little toys like a bouncy ball or car, or small beauty products like a lip balm or nail polish.

Or why not add in some other DIY Easter crafts? Marbled paper Easter eggs or tissue paper eggs would look adorable sticking out of the basket, and yarn Easter eggs or pipe cleaner Easter eggs would also be a lot of fun.

Cute paper plate bunny basket sitting with candy on a wood background

What can I use as a handle for my bunny paper plate basket?

We added a matching ribbon with a polka dot pattern, but you could also use yarn or twine. A single strip of fabric or several pieces braided together would also look really cute. Or cut the rim off another paper plate and use that!

Can I make this DIY bunny basket without a paper plate?

If you don’t have paper plates you can cut cardboard to the right size and shape. It will be harder to keep the cardboard curved into the basket shape for the back, so make sure you use a binder clip to hold the pieces together until they’re dry.

DIY paper plate bunny basket

Celebrate Easter with a paper plate bunny basket! This fun paper plate craft is SO EASY to make, and the end result is super cute!

DIY paper plate Easter basket shaped like a bunny

Here’s even more Easter craft ideas:

Pom Pom Easter Eggs

Yarn pom pom eggs

Plastic Egg Bunnies

Plastic bunny Easter eggs

Peek-a-boo Clothespin Eggs

Peek-a-boo clothespin eggs

Our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids is loaded with 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!