Children's folk art easter bunny drawing project based on Our Easter Adventure

Have you discovered Emma Randall yet? She is one of our favorite children’s illustrators.

For our Spring Bundle, we wanted a sweet Easter Bunny drawing. So, like most of our homeschooling life, when we need inspiration, we look in a book. (Super Why anyone?)

Finding Easter Bunny Drawing Illustrations

Randall captures the essence of spring and the whimsy of Easter with a joyful folk-art style in Our Easter Adventure.

Incidentally, we were working through a Marie Curie unit and tied this in when we examined the Polish portion of our unit.

Famous for their folk art and gorgeous eggs, it was an easy tie-in and fit well with the spring timing.

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Easter Bunny Drawing Guide

Our Easter Adventure

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Child in pink bunny costume

If you’re looking for a different springtime book for your literature-based art studies, consider Randall’s fun and whimsical “How to Trap a Leprechaun.”

The Easter Bunny Drawing Step-By-Step

What You’ll Need

  • 12″ x 18″ white sulphite paper
  • Black oil pastel
  • Medium round paintbrush
  • Liquid tempera paint

Don’t buy fancy supplies. Use what you have available and have fun creating.

***Grab the free Step-by-Step Easter Bunny Drawing Guide***

Children's Easter Bunny Drawing and Picture Book "Our Easter Adventure"

Creating Your Easter Bunny Drawing

You always have the option of beginning your art with a pencil and then tracing with your oil pastel.

For younger students, this is often one too many steps for their attention span. Older students might enjoy the ability to adjust before finalizing shapes.

l begin by finding images of rabbits online in a variety of habitats. This way they’ll have lots of ideas for backgrounds, making the artwork uniquely theirs.

Note: One of the hardest things about homeschool art is the lack of peer to peer examples. Solve that and build connection with your kids.

Draw along with them – mommy-n-me art for the win!

Tracing around a cup for the Easter Bunny Drawing face

Step 1: Draw the Face First

Help your students find ways to locate the upper half of their paper so they’ll have room for the bunny’s ears and his chubby body.

You can always draw a very faint frame or gently fold the paper. I like to use hands for reference…leave room for 1 hand or 2 hands above etc.

Note: due to the pastels in the spring collection, use your black outlines sparingly. Instead, consider outlining in a light grey.

Step 2: Trace the Circle

Circles are tough, even for adults. Trace a round object for the face-I chose a plastic glass-but use whatever you have handy.

Children's Easter Bunny Drawing Guide

Step 3: Draw the Body

Next, you’ll draw an upside-down “U” shape for the belly that stretches almost to the bottom of the page. Add two long, tall ears and you’ve got your body outline.

Add some additional body elements by creating two rounded rectangles for the feet and curved arms.

Children's Easter Bunny Drawing Guide

Step 4: Draw Face and Details

You’ll add in the face with a softly rounded triangle nose, back-to-back “c” shapes for the mouth and two round circles for the eyes.

Choose your additional details such as a vest and a bonnet now, and inner ears.

When you get done, your bunny might look something like this.

Step 5: Draw the Horizon

One of the easiest ways to help your kids feel great about their art is by including a background.

You rarely ever go into a museum and see a subject without anything behind it on the canvas. Most art goes to the edges. Help your kids create their own masterpieces by including a background.

Because my jacket was going to be green, I created a low horizon for my bunny with a lot of blue sky background for contrast.

A simple line, remembering to hop over the bunny (get it, hop over)…the egg and the basket will get added on later with oil pastels.

Paint Your Easter Bunny Drawing

Depending on the age of your student, this might be the second art session for this project.

I paint the face first, but leave the pink nose for last. I always try to use color at least twice in my artwork to ensure that there’s continuity.

Children's Easy Easter Bunny Drawing Guide

For the background, I paint a bit of light blue and then double load my brush with both blue and white to create more depth in my sky.

Children's Easter Bunny Drawing

When you’re paint is dray, you can go back over your lines with the grey oil pastel to outline it better.

This is when I add details like white fluffy clouds, flowers on his bonnet, a basket, and an egg on the ground.

One of my favorite details is the folk art design that brings his vest to life.

Their Sweet Folk-Art Easter Bunny Drawing

Children's Folk Art Easter Drawing Guide

As they finish up, ask them questions that bring their art to life. Questions might be:

  • What do you think he’s thinking about?
  • Does he have a family?
  • What is his favorite food?
  • Where do you think he lives?
  • Where does he get his eggs?
Children's Easter Bunny Drawing and Picture Book "Our Easter Adventure"

Longing for Homeschool Art Resources?

Don’t forget to download the Easter Bunny Drawing Printable to print out or use offline.

Or, why not try out a free on-demand video lesson unit?

If you’re looking for other art resources to help you personalize your homeschool curriculum, you might love the guides below.

Find more resources on our Homeschool Easter or Spring Homeschool Projects Board

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Children's Easter Bunny Drawing with book "Our Easter Adventure"
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