Fun and Fanciful Easter Bunny Tracks
By Jessica Ackerman –
If your child is like most children, every year he or she probably anxiously awaits the arrival of the Easter Bunny.
This Easter season why not add to the fun by adding adorable Easter Bunny tracks around your home and yard?
This can be a fun way to decorate your home before Easter. Or, for added excitement, these fun and fanciful bunny tracks could mysteriously appear on Easter morning. Here are several different ways you can see where the Easter Bunny trail is around you home and yard.
Materials You Will Need
Depending on the surface to be decorated, you will need materials to create your Easter Bunny tracks. If you want to show where the bunny hopped up your driveway, across the sidewalk, up the front steps and across the porch, sidewalk chalk can be a good choice. If you want to add some cute little tracks across your carpeted floors, felt cutouts or bunny paw prints cut from shelf paper can work well. Choose shelf paper with a very light adhesive so that you’ll be able to remove the paw prints easily. Shelf paper can also work well on hardwood floors, as long as the adhesive doesn’t leave any sticky residue. To be safe, check first in a hidden location. On vinyl or linoleum floors, cut your bunny paw prints from shelf paper or even plain paper, using double-stick tape to hold them in place. You’ll also need to create a template for each of the bunny’s paws. To make accurate paw prints, look online for examples of real rabbit tracks. You’ll also need some stiff cardboard, a pencil, and a pair of scissors
Create the Bunny Tracks
Trace your bunny paw tracks onto stiff cardboard and cut them out, so that you have stencils you can trace. Cut out as many paw prints as you need to make the proper length of bunny trail, using your templates. If you are making felt paw prints for carpeted areas, they will probably cling to the carpet without the need for tape. If you are using shelf paper, cut out the paw prints, remove the paper backing, and stick them to the floor. Trace around the stencils with a piece of sidewalk chalk if you are making a bunny trail on your concrete driveway or sidewalk. Then, use the chalk to color in the paw prints.
Accessorizing Your Bunny Trail
Once you’ve clearly marked where the Easter Bunny hopped through your yard and house, you can also leave a few clues as to what he was doing while he was visiting. Place your child’s Easter basket along the bunny trail, or leave a couple of carrots scattered along the way. You could also scatter a few plastic Easter eggs or a few pieces of wrapped Easter candy on either side of the trail. After all, the Easter Bunny was probably in a hurry, and was probably hopping along with his paws quite full. So, it would stand to reason that a few eggs and goodies would drop along the way.