This is a project I've been wanting to try with my students for awhile. Unfortunately we are already on our 2 week spring break and won't get back until after Easter. I barely managed to squeeze in St. Patrick's day activities. So I did this project at home with my daughter.
This bunny head was made using plastic Easter eggs and salt dough. We used the top (pointy) part. I first covered the egg with a bit of saran wrap as my eggs had little holes and I wanted to make sure that the eggs slipped out easily afterward.
First we made a nice flat pancake.
Next we draped the pancake over the egg and used our fingers to help it take the shape of the egg. We used a plastic knife to cut away the excess on the bottom.
Then we added facial features. We created little balls of clay that we pressed firmly onto the face using a little water to act as our glue.
Then we formed and pressed on ears. I purposely tried to attach them together as I thought it would be more solid that way. We also used the end of a paintbrush to poke eyes, but adding big googly eyes after would also be super cute!
We let this dry for a few days until the outside was pretty firm. The inside was still pretty damp. Then we removed the plastic egg and saran wrap and I placed it in the oven. I just put it in after cooking dinner one night and let it dry as the oven cooled.
Finally we painted the bunny using acrylic paints and a black sharpie filled in the eyes.
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!