This Easter Bunny directed drawing is adorably cute and perfect for your Easter lessons and celebration.
This directed drawing can be adapted for any primary classroom or completed at home with a few simple materials. You will need white art paper, pencils, erasers, fine black markers or Sharpie pens, and watercolor paints. I recommend proper paper meant for art because it can handle the water and paint and shouldn’t tear the paper if used properly.
When teaching this art lesson to a class I recommend standing front and center and using a large easel and chart paper to draw on. Students can sit at their desks with their supplies. I take things slow and draw each step and give each instruction one at a time. I give my students plenty of time to follow along and ask questions. You will have the most success if you model the lesson this way and take your time.
Below are all the steps for the Easter Bunny directed drawing art activity.
Place a large white piece of art paper in portrait orientation. Starting in the upper part of the page draw a medium sized circle for the head. Add two black dots for eyes. Draw a small heart shape in the center for the nose and a forward and backward ‘J’ shape coming down from the nose as the mouth. Add three whiskers coming off of both sides of the face, leaving room for painting on cheeks later.
For one ear, draw two curved lines going up from the head to the top to look like they would go off the page. For the other ear, draw an arch from the head up to the left. Draw a line from the left point up to the right and a line up from the head to connect.
At the bottom of the page, draw two curved arches from the center going out towards the sides for the paws. Add two small lines on the end of each paw for the toes.
Draw two curved lines down from under the head on each side connecting with the paws for the body. Draw two more smaller curved lines down from under the head on each side connecting with body midway down for the arms.
Now it is time to add details. Add a cloud shape connecting from the side of the lower body to the paw for a fluffy tail. Under the bunny’s chin, add a bow tie shape. Add two lines inside each of the bunny’s ears to create an inner ear area. Add a pattern design inside the details. Stripes are used in the example.
You can get creative with the details here and allow your students to draw their own details from a few ideas that you share with them (draw an egg, low necktie, or basket). Let them choose the pattern for inside the ears and on the bowtie or egg they draw. Patterns like polka dots, stripes, and zig-zags would look great!
Use a fine point black marker or Sharpie pen to trace all the lines of your Easter Bunny. Erase the pencil lines with a good white eraser.
I usually complete the activity over two days or periods of time. On day one we complete the drawing and the tracing with a black marker. One day two we paint. If your class hasn’t used watercolour paints before, you should demonstrate how to make proper brush strokes with a paintbrush and the water to paint ratio. I usually use larger paintbrushes instead of the small ones that are normally included with watercolour paint sets.
Use watercolour paints to paint the details of the bunny first, starting in the center and working your way outward. Add two pink cheeks as well. Remember to leave the Easter Bunny’s body white.
Paint the background behind the Easter bunny in a bright colour like yellow, purple, pink, or another spring colour. These colours will make your Easter Bunny really pop from the page and look great as a display!
Once everyone completes their Easter Bunny directed drawing, place them somewhere to dry completely. Don’t make the mistake to hang them or place them upright. Paint and water would drip down onto the snowman. Once dry, I recommend hanging them up or creating a fun bulletin board display for Easter.
You can download and print the instructions for the Easter Bunny directed drawing to use in your classroom during your art lesson HERE.
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