Cardboard Tube Bunny Rabbit Family

Using cardboard tubes from paper towels or bathroom tissue, you can make this fun and bright family of bunny rabbits with your kids! A fun and easy recycled kid’s craft! Cardboard Tube Bunny Rabbit Family Ahh bunnies! They’re so cute, and cuddly, and colorful… ? Well, this cardboard tube bunny rabbit family is anyway. These bunnies don’t have to be an exclusive Easter craft but their pretty colors remind me of jelly beans! This cardboard tube bunny rabbit family is such a cute way to reuse cardboard tubes. I have a lot more cardboard tube crafts for kids and also animal crafts for kids that are fun to craft up with your kiddos as well. What you’ll need Get full list of supplies and directions in the printable version at the end of this post. Paint (I used the following Folk Art colors, you can use whatever type of acrylic craft paint you prefer): How to make a cardboard tube bunny rabbit family Cut the cardboard tubes as follows. You will end up with 5 baby bodies, 2 adult bodies and 14 ears. Paper towel tube – Cut a 4.5″ piece for dad, a 4″ piece for mom and five 1/2″ ears.Toilet tube #1 – Cut two 1.5″ bodies and two 1/2″ ears.Toilet tube #2 – Cut two 1.5″ bodies and two 1/2″ ears.Toilet tube #3 – Cut one 1.5″ body and five 1/2″ ears.Paint each tube, inside and out, and a set of ears to go with each body.Run a line of hot glue inside the ear and squeeze it closed to flatten it.Use scissors to trim the tops of the ears to make them pointy.Hot glue the ears to the top inside of the cardboard tube body.Use pink paint to paint a line on each ear.Glue on mini pom-pom noses and cut bows from felt and attach. For girls, attach bows up by the ears, and for boys at the bottom front of the body.Use Sharpie to add eyes and whiskers.If you like, cut a simple apron from white felt for the mom. Cut out a small carrot from orange and green felt and glue it to the apron. Glue apron in place. Glue 2 buttons to the front of the dad.Expert Crafting Tips Some people are uncomfortable using bathroom tissue rolls, especially those in a day care setting. Paper towel cardboard tubes are the same diameter, just longer, and work equally well. To simplify some of these steps, skip the apron on mama bunny and the buttons on daddy, and you can also use pink felt triangles (or construction paper) for the noses. Wiggle eyes will work too instead of a marker. I do use a hot glue gun in this project, so please supervise children closely or use a quick-drying glue such as Beacon’s instant grab glue. I hope you enjoy making your adorable cardboard tube bunny rabbit family! It makes an awesome Easter craft that the kids will love to help with. More Easter Crafts I love to create and share my projects with you! I know it’s hard to remember to come back and search, so I’ve made it easy for you with my weekly newsletter! You can subscribe for free and I’ll send you fun crafts every week right to your email. Print Project 5 from 3 votes Cardboard Tube Bunny Rabbit Family This cardboard tube bunny rabbit family is a fun Easter craft to make with your kids. Choose bright and cheery colors to represent Spring! Age Group: Kids CraftsProject Type: Easter Author: Amanda Formaro Supplies3 cardboard toilet paper tubes1 cardboard paper towel tube7 miniature pink and/or orange pom-pomsfelt in various colors for bow ties and hair bowsblack Sharpie markerwhite orange and green felt for apron (optional)2 buttons optionalPaintPink MelonMedium OrangePink BalloonMedium BlueDaffodil YellowPurple LilacLime Green Craft tools InstructionsCut the cardboard tubes as follows. You will end up with 5 baby bodies, 2 adult bodies and 14 ears.Paper towel tube – Cut a 4.5" piece for dad, a 4" piece for mom and five 1/2" ears. Toilet tube #1 – Cut two 1.5" bodies and two 1/2" earsToilet tube #2 – Cut two 1.5" bodies and two 1/2" ears,Toilet tube #3 – Cut one 1.5" body and five 1/2" ears.Paint each tube, inside and out, and a set of ears to go with each body.Run a line of hot glue inside the ear and squeeze it closed to flatten it.Use scissors to trim tops of ears to make them pointy.Hot glue the ears to the top inside of the cardboard tube body.Use pink paint to paint a line on each ear.Glue on mini pom-pom noses and cut bows from felt and attach. For girls, attach bows up by the ears and for boys at the bottom front of the body.Use Sharpie to add eyes and whiskers.If you like, cut a simple apron from white felt for the mom. Cut out a small carrot from orange and green felt and glue to the apron. Glue apron in place. Glue 2 buttons to the front of the dad. Expert Tips & FAQsSome people are uncomfortable using bathroom tissue rolls, especially those in a day care setting. Paper towel cardboard tubes are the same diameter, just longer, and work equally well. To simplify some of these steps, skip the apr

Cardboard Tube Bunny Rabbit Family

Using cardboard tubes from paper towels or bathroom tissue, you can make this fun and bright family of bunny rabbits with your kids! A fun and easy recycled kid’s craft!

child holding bunnies made from cardboard tubes

Cardboard Tube Bunny Rabbit Family

Ahh bunnies! They’re so cute, and cuddly, and colorful… ? Well, this cardboard tube bunny rabbit family is anyway. These bunnies don’t have to be an exclusive Easter craft but their pretty colors remind me of jelly beans!

This cardboard tube bunny rabbit family is such a cute way to reuse cardboard tubes. I have a lot more cardboard tube crafts for kids and also animal crafts for kids that are fun to craft up with your kiddos as well.

several cardboard tube bunny rabbits

What you’ll need

Get full list of supplies and directions in the printable version at the end of this post.

supplies for making cardboard tube rabbits

Paint (I used the following Folk Art colors, you can use whatever type of acrylic craft paint you prefer):

boy holding cardboard tube bunnies

How to make a cardboard tube bunny rabbit family

Cut the cardboard tubes as follows. You will end up with 5 baby bodies, 2 adult bodies and 14 ears.

  1. Paper towel tube – Cut a 4.5″ piece for dad, a 4″ piece for mom and five 1/2″ ears.
  2. Toilet tube #1 – Cut two 1.5″ bodies and two 1/2″ ears.
  3. Toilet tube #2 – Cut two 1.5″ bodies and two 1/2″ ears.
  4. Toilet tube #3 – Cut one 1.5″ body and five 1/2″ ears.cardboard tubes cut into sections
  5. Paint each tube, inside and out, and a set of ears to go with each body.boy painting cardboard tubepainted cardboard tubes
  6. Run a line of hot glue inside the ear and squeeze it closed to flatten it.gluing cardboard
  7. Use scissors to trim the tops of the ears to make them pointy.cardboard tube cut on corners
  8. Hot glue the ears to the top inside of the cardboard tube body.adding ear to head
  9. Use pink paint to paint a line on each ear.painting pink on ears
  10. Glue on mini pom-pom noses and cut bows from felt and attach. For girls, attach bows up by the ears, and for boys at the bottom front of the body.
  11. Use Sharpie to add eyes and whiskers.drawing faces on cardboard tubes
  12. If you like, cut a simple apron from white felt for the mom. Cut out a small carrot from orange and green felt and glue it to the apron. Glue apron in place. Glue 2 buttons to the front of the dad.apron cut from felt

Expert Crafting Tips

  • Some people are uncomfortable using bathroom tissue rolls, especially those in a day care setting. Paper towel cardboard tubes are the same diameter, just longer, and work equally well.
  • To simplify some of these steps, skip the apron on mama bunny and the buttons on daddy, and you can also use pink felt triangles (or construction paper) for the noses. Wiggle eyes will work too instead of a marker. I do use a hot glue gun in this project, so please supervise children closely or use a quick-drying glue such as Beacon’s instant grab glue.
a family of cardboard tube bunnies

I hope you enjoy making your adorable cardboard tube bunny rabbit family! It makes an awesome Easter craft that the kids will love to help with.

More Easter Crafts

I love to create and share my projects with you! I know it’s hard to remember to come back and search, so I’ve made it easy for you with my weekly newsletter! You can subscribe for free and I’ll send you fun crafts every week right to your email.

boy holding cardboard tube bunny rabbits

Cardboard Tube Bunny Rabbit Family

This cardboard tube bunny rabbit family is a fun Easter craft to make with your kids. Choose bright and cheery colors to represent Spring!

Age Group: Kids Crafts

Project Type: Easter

Author: Amanda Formaro

Supplies

  • 3 cardboard toilet paper tubes
  • 1 cardboard paper towel tube
  • 7 miniature pink and/or orange pom-poms
  • felt in various colors for bow ties and hair bows
  • black Sharpie marker
  • white orange and green felt for apron (optional)
  • 2 buttons optional

Paint

  • Pink Melon
  • Medium Orange
  • Pink Balloon
  • Medium Blue
  • Daffodil Yellow
  • Purple Lilac
  • Lime Green

Craft tools

Instructions

  • Cut the cardboard tubes as follows. You will end up with 5 baby bodies, 2 adult bodies and 14 ears.

  • Paper towel tube – Cut a 4.5" piece for dad, a 4" piece for mom and five 1/2" ears.

  • Toilet tube #1 – Cut two 1.5" bodies and two 1/2" ears

  • Toilet tube #2 – Cut two 1.5" bodies and two 1/2" ears,

  • Toilet tube #3 – Cut one 1.5" body and five 1/2" ears.

  • Paint each tube, inside and out, and a set of ears to go with each body.

  • Run a line of hot glue inside the ear and squeeze it closed to flatten it.

  • Use scissors to trim tops of ears to make them pointy.

  • Hot glue the ears to the top inside of the cardboard tube body.

  • Use pink paint to paint a line on each ear.

  • Glue on mini pom-pom noses and cut bows from felt and attach. For girls, attach bows up by the ears and for boys at the bottom front of the body.

  • Use Sharpie to add eyes and whiskers.

  • If you like, cut a simple apron from white felt for the mom. Cut out a small carrot from orange and green felt and glue to the apron. Glue apron in place. Glue 2 buttons to the front of the dad.

Expert Tips & FAQs

  • Some people are uncomfortable using bathroom tissue rolls, especially those in a day care setting. Paper towel cardboard tubes are the same diameter, just longer, and work equally well.
  • To simplify some of these steps, skip the apron on mama bunny and the buttons on daddy, and you can also use pink felt triangles (or construction paper) for the noses. Wiggle eyes will work too instead of a marker. I do use a hot glue gun in this project, so please supervise children closely or use a quick-drying glue such as Beacon’s instant grab glue.