If you are looking for a great game for Easter afternoon, I've got you covered! This fun Easter bunny cardboard box ball game is a great way to add a fun activity to your after brunch plans that everyone will enjoy. A few pieces of paper and cardboard, and you have a cute ball toss game everyone can play. This is great for kids of all ages, and a wonderful way to get the whole family involved in a game after Sunday brunch.
Easter Bunny Cardboard Box Ball Game
What is awesome about this project is that it is so fast and easy to make. You can literally throw it together on Easter morning to have ready for after egg hunting. All you need are a few materials and tools that are totally common, ordinary household craft supplies. We all have cardboard boxes lying around, and the paper and glue are easy to find in your craft box.
As a kid, I recall fondly the Easter Sunday afternoons of us hunting eggs while all the men in the family stood around throwing horseshoes or playing cornhole. This is a great easy version of a classic ball toss game that is super fun for Eater. I know your entire family will enjoy getting involved in making this and spending hours competing to see who can make the most "hole in one" with their ball.
What Balls Work With The Ball Toss?
If you are like me, you have tons of random balls in your kid's toy boxes. The easiest thing about this game is that you can cut the opening to fit the balls you have on hand! That means you don't need to go out and buy anything new or special. So, you can literally use any ball you want.
I will say, smaller balls work better or this as you are typically using a medium-sized box. Something like a basketball would be too big. I think a ball less than 6" in diameter is best.
Another option is to make your own little bean bags. Grab scrap fabric, some rice or dry beans, and sew little squares and fill them. If you do this, you can designate different colors for "teams" and have a friendly competition.
What are the Rules of the Game?
As with many of my favorite games, there are no set rules! Make your own!
Typically, you would use this to see how many a person could get into the opening per turn. That's why different colored balls help but aren't necessary. I like the idea of having a set number of balls/bean bags, and each person having a turn to throw. The person who gets the most into the opening at the end of each round is a winner.
Alternatively, you can use this to help kids with hand-eye coordination. I even used it with younger kids to learn their colors. They had to find the specific color ball and toss it into the opening. It's a great fun activity for all ages!
- Large cardboard box
- Scrap cardboard pieces
- Red construction paper
- Yellow construction paper
- Large googly eyes
- Black marker
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks or glue rope
- Craft knife
How to Make an Easter Bunny Cardboard Box Ball Game
Start by preparing your cardboard box by making sure it is sealed and then draw a half circle shape on one side on the bottom.
Now, you will use a craft knife to cut the half circle out, leaving the bottom attached, so that it drops down to create a tongue.
Place the red construction paper underneath this cardboard tongue and trace the shape.
Cut out the tongue shape.
You will also cut out two large red circles and set these aside.
Glue the red tongue in place.
Now, you will glue the googly eyes in place one on each side of the box and toward the top.
Glue the two red circles below the eyes to act as cheeks.
Using the black marker, you will draw a mouth, nose, and whiskers of your bunny.
Now, using the scrap cardboard, draw two ear shapes and cut those out.
Cut out two large ear shapes from the yellow paper slightly smaller than the cardboard ones.
Glue the yellow paper onto the cardboard ears.
Now, you will glue the ears onto the top back of the box.
Make or find balls or bean bags to use for playing your game!
Make sure you check out this huge list of outdoor Easter decorations, general Easter decorations, Easter centerpieces, Easter wreaths, and egg decorating ideas. Tons of great ways to add fun and decorations to your Easter routine!
If you want to make this and keep on hand for years to come, invest in some ready made handmade bean bags from Etsy. These are great quality, and perfect for use in any bag toss game.
- Draw a half-circle shape onto the bottom of your box so that it creates a "door" like shape;
- Use a craft knife to cut out this half-circle, leaving the bottom still attached so it drops down like a tongue;
- Now, lay your red construction paper under this tongue, and trace the shape onto the paper;
- Cut out the tongue from red paper;
- Now draw and cut out two large red circles from the red paper;
- Glue the googly eyes onto the box toward the top of the box;
- Now, glue the tongue in place;
- Glue the cheeks in place below the eyes;
- Using the black marker, draw a nose and whiskers onto the bunny;
- Using the scrap cardboard, trace and cut out two large ear shapes;
- On your yellow paper, draw ear shapes slightly smaller than the cardboard ones, and cut those out;
- Glue the yellow ears onto the cardboard;
- Attach the ears to the back of the bunny;
- Now you can play your game!
Feel free to paint on the tongues, cheeks, and ears if you prefer!
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