Easter Sunday will never be the same after you introduce these DIY giant origami bunnies. Your kids are going to hop with joy!
Does Easter put you in the mood for bunny love? Then you’re going to ADORE these giant origami bunnies!
These guys are just as cute as the real thing — and you don’t have to worry about being nipped for snatching their carrots! This project is must for any origami fan, and will wow guests at your Easter Sunday brunch. If you’re not ready to commit to a pet bunny, try one of these guys 🙂
DIY Giant Origami Bunnies
What you’ll need:
- 53” seamless paper backdrop
- Self-healing mat
- a long ruler
- X-acto knife,
- Bone folder (for hard creases)
- hot glue gun
Roll out the paper backdrop on a large flat surface. You may need weights to prevent the paper from curling.
Fold one of the free corners in to create a triangle. Using the self-healing mat, long ruler, and x-acto knife, cut the paper from the roll. Unfold. You should have a perfect square.
Fold in half to create a rectangle. Unfold. Fold in both sides to meet at the center crease.
On the left-hand side, fold the edges in to create a triangle. Unfold.
Using the pre-folded lines, do a squash fold. It should look a diamond. Fold the right-most end of the diamond over to meet the left.
Fold in half. Flip.
Fold the corners of the remaining rectangle edge. This doesn’t need to be precise! We went with a rough 30 degree angle from the center fold.
Fold in half, again. Flip. Rotate the paper as photographed.
Fold the top-right corner in to create a triangle (this is when you’ll start needing that bone folder). Unfold.
Using the pre-folded lines, do a squash fold. It should look like a larger triangle. Fold the left-most corner of the triangle over to meet on the right.
Open the fold you made in Step 7. You should see a pre-folded triangle on the right. Using your ruler and pencil, mark the mid-point of the triangle.
Create a pre-fold crease from the top right corner to the penciled mark. Repeat with the lower right corner.
Using the pre-folded creases, pop the top portion up to create a reverse L shape.
Separate and fold the triangle down from the top-most point. It should look like a larger triangle.
Open up the flap on the right. Bisect using the inner crease as a guide. Close the flap. Repeat on the other side.
Z-fold the top-most part using the pre-folded crease. The sharpness of the angle is up to you — these are your bunny’s ears. Repeat on the other side.
Open the flap on the right, again. Looking at the backside of the z-fold you just made, fold the side in, making a small squash fold. Apply hot glue and hold until cool. Close the flap. Repeat on the other side.
Using the right-most point, z-fold ⅓ of the way into the face. This is your bunny’s nose!
Using the left-most point, fold another z-fold. Let the point stick out a few inches. This is your bunny’s tail!
Looking into the interior of the bottom-fold, you’ll see a flap on the right-side. Fold this over so that it peeks out beneath the bunny’s face.
Pinch-fold paper under the bottom-right point (the front paw). Approximately ¼ of the way up the paw, apply hot glue, and hold until cool. Repeat on the other side.
Approximately ⅓ of the way into the body from the left-hand side, create a loose pinch-fold. This is your bunny’s back legs. Apply hot glue and hold until cool. Repeat on the other side, being careful to make sure both of the back legs are even.
Apply hot glue ⅔ of the way down the fold created in Step 19. Hold until cool. Create a small, triangular pinch-fold on the face, using the pre-folded crease as a starting point. Apply hot glue and hold until cool. Stand your bunny up and adjust as necessary! Don’t forget to fluff his ears!
Watch this video for a detailed instruction on how to fold a paper bunny:
Enjoy your life-sized origami bunnies! I’m hopping with delight just looking at the cuties.
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