Coco sunbathes next to a box of Easter eggs, drying on my work table!
This origami rabbit is a perfect model to hold a real egg that’s been decorated for Easter. All that’s needed are the desire to make the model, and an 8 x 8 inch (20x20cm) piece of paper.
The designer of this delightful bunny, David Donahue, has granted his permission to demonstrate this lovely creation in the following step-by-step video.
Tips and ideas for the Easter Origami Rabbit
- The paper can be a different color on each side, or the same color on both sides.
- If you use paper with different color on each side –for example, white on one side and pink on the other, start with the pink side up for a white-faced rabbit.
- Make more than one rabbit –They do tend to proliferate!
- Even if your first few origami rabbits turn out a little crinkly, making several of them will add to your paper-folding skills.
To dye Easter eggs
- In a plastic cup, mix together about 1/2 cup of water at room temperature, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and about 10 drops of food coloring.
- Prepare one cup per color.
- Place an egg (hard boiled) in each cup of food coloring. Remove the eggs when they reach the desired shade.
- Use a spoon to remove the egg and place it on a paper towel to dry.
- You might want to wear plastic gloves to hold the eggs with your hands.
- For a bicolor egg, hold half of an egg in one color for a minute, remove and dry it. Turn it over and hold the other half in another color.
- Before dyeing the eggs, you can draw shapes or words on them with crayons or a piece of wax. The wax will repell the color and the designs will show through.
- For a tie-dyed effect, wrap rubber bands around the eggs (one at a time), leaving some of the eggshell exposed. Once you dye the eggs, remove the rubber bands.
- You might want to experiment with natural dyes to color your eggs.
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