Chalkboard Bunny for Easter Decorating

Easy Easter Bunny Chalkboard with Template

This time of year our home is such a hubbub of cleaning,  purging and reorganizing every surface in our home is in use,  it feels good when it’s done but during the process, the clutter overwhelms me.    Soon the house will be neat and tidy and ready for Spring with some easy DIY Easter crafts, like this little chalkboard bunny.
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This bunny chalkboard is hung out by the front door, beside a candy dish and some faux carrots I have been using throughout my Easter arrangements.  It’s easy enough that children can create it if you prefer, but I found it relaxing to create one myself.

Supplies for the Easter Bunny Chalkboard

 

Chalkboard at least 12 inches wide

Coloured Chalk

Cotton swabs

Cotton balls

Water

Bunny Templates 1 & 2

Creating the  Bunny Chalkboard
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Adding the Chalk Bunny Transfer

There are various ways to fill in the little bunny, I tried three versions before settling on this one.  The templated rabbit is kind of sweet and soft looking and I found lightly filling in the sections kept the soft look I wanted.

If you want your rabbit to be a little more rugged you follow the tutorial and lightly zigzag the outline.     Its fun to play with and if you don’t like it, wipe it off, with the template as a start it only takes minutes to create a new version.

Print out the bunny chalkboard template in landscape, letter sized, its two pages.
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Cut the bottom template along the line.  Line up the two halves of the template and tape together.

Place your template printed side out on a window.  Using chalk outline the template, using the colours you choose.

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Place your bunny template chalk side down on the chalkboard.  Rub the template with your finger, concentrating along the lines.  Remove the template, your chalk transfer will look similar to this.  You will notice the ears are wider than the 11-inch paper, so hand draw in the ends of the ears.
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Completing the Chalkboard Bunny

As you can see the chalkboard outline is a bit faint, needs to be filled in and tidied.  However, it does give you the general outline, proportions etc.  Now you get to have fun and make it your own.

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Using the chalk colours you like to outline all the lines of your rabbit.  Fill in the nose, mouth, and eyes.

To fill in the remaining portions of the rabbit, place chalk on your fingertip.  Then using your finger to smudge the chalk onto the rabbit.  If you happen to mess up an existing line don’t worry, we will fix that at the end.

Once your rabbit is filled in, lightly blow the excess chalk off of the chalkboard.  Use a dry cotton ball to lightly smudge and dust off the rabbit.

Dip a cotton swab into the water and pinch to remove the excess, so you swab is just moist.  Trace around the inside of your lines cleaning up the edges.  Repeat on the outside of the lines.  This neatens your lines and makes them stand out.

Adding the Lettering

Using your computer create the wording.    Unfortunately, I am not allowed to share the printable for the lettering because of the fonts.  I used my Silhouette print and cut, but you can use Word as well.  I came up with this little saying because the chalkboard is being placed next to my candy dish by the front entrance.

Adding the Carrot Embellishment

You know when you think something is simple and it ends up taking an hour.  I tried to attach this little carrot with ribbon, then tape, I almost resorted to gluing a to heck with the consequences.  When desperate I usually go for fishing line and duct tape.  That’s exactly what I did here and it worked.

Tie a piece of fishing line around the leaf portion of the carrot.  Hang it from the top of the chalkboard.  Secure the second piece of fish line to the point of the carrot using a tiny safety pin.  Then attach the fishing line to the back of the chalkboard using duct tape.

Thank you for stopping by comments are always appreciated.  It’s nice to hear what you think.

 

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9 thoughts on “Chalkboard Bunny for Easter Decorating

    1. Thank you, Debra. It was a bit of work to keep the chalkboard looking as soft as the template did. He was fun to do.

    1. Thank you very much Virginia. I enjoy designing a different chalkboard for the seasons. They are fun and of course, the variety is endless.

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I love chalkboard art as well. I am still at the stage where I prefer to make a template first and then apply the chalk. I

    1. Thank you. I need to create a template before I do a chalkboard, that way I can fold it to get the sides the same etc. This year I was all about lop-eared rabbits, glad to hear you like him.

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