Good Morning Y’all! Let’s make a Recycled Can Bunny and Chick for Easter with just a few simple supplies. My recycle bin is usually pretty empty because I am saving all the things that I could possibly upcycle into a craft project. I love to take items out of the trash and create fun, funky, and fabulous pieces of home decor, especially for all the holidays.
How to Make a Bunny and Chick from Recycled Cans
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Here’s what you need to make Soup Can Chick and Bunny:
- Recycled Cans – (Large Soup and Mini Veggie sizes)
- Americana Acrylic Craft Paint by DecoArt – Titanium White, Banana Cream
- Craft Foam; Pink, Yellow, Orange, White – Dollar Tree
- Craft Feathers; Orange – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Twine; Black – Dollar Tree
- Paper Shred; Yellow, White – Dollar Tree
- Ribbon – 3/8″ wide Gingham – I love this assortment!
- Pom Pom; Pink – Dollar Tree
- Scissors – Fiskars are my favorite!
- Metal Ruler
- Pencil or Marker
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- RECYCLED CAN BUNNY AND CHICK PATTERNS download below ⇓
Here’s how to create an Upcycled Chick and Bunny from Cans:
To begin the Recycled Can Bunny and Chick, gather all supplies. Wash and dry the metal cans, then apply a basecoat of Titanium White Americana acrylic paint to the outside, bottom, and inside edge of both cans. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. Topcoat the small veggie can with Americana Banana Cream acrylic paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Download, print, and cut out RECYCLED CAN BUNNY AND CHICK PATTERNS below ⇓ Trace chick beak and feet patterns onto orange craft foam, and chick wings onto yellow craft foam with a pencil or marker. Trace bunny muzzle and ears onto white craft foam, and bunny inside ears onto pink craft foam. Cut out all patterns with scissors.
Measure and cut six lengths of black twine into one-inch whisker sections. Attach whiskers and pom pom nose to bunny muzzle with a glue gun and glue sticks. Assemble bunny by attaching wiggle eyes, and muzzle to face. Layer pink and white bunny ears together and then glue to the top inside edge of the can.
Assemble chick by attaching wiggle eyes and beak to face with a glue gun and glue sticks. Layer an orange craft feather to the inside and outside of the back of the chick. Glue the feet to the bottom and the wings to the right and left sides of the chick.
Tie gingham ribbon into a bow, cut triangular notches from the ends with scissors. Attach bow under the bunny muzzle with a glue gun and glue sticks. To finish, fill the Bunny can with white paper shred and the Chick can with yellow paper shred.
Quick and Easy Recycled Can Chick and Bunny
Straight out of the recycle bin, this Recycled Can Bunny and Chick are quick and easy to create with the kiddos in an afternoon with simple supplies from Dollar Tree.
Dig into that recycle bin, get the kiddos involved, and create your very own Bunny and Chick, to display on the mantel for Easter. Fill with sweet treats and gift to friends, family, neighbors and teachers.
Recycled projects are my jam, so here are a few more that I know you’ll love! Recycled Cereal Box Notebooks a Step by Step DIY. How to Make Recycled Tin Can Snowmen for Winter. Create Jumbo Chocolate Kiss Containers from Plastic Soda Bottles.
Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
Thanks for stopping by!