Monday, March 25, 2013

Some Assembly Required: FREE Hoppy Easter Tidings!

Need something fun for Easter?  How about a bunny that hops when you push his butt?

(Or even better - a shark that attacks when you press his back!)

This is one of those moments where I know that my husband is going "OMG YESSSSSS."  because I didn't tell him I was going to put these together and his excitement over Finvites-shark-appropriate things is ridiculous.

Here we have origami Bunny/ Sharks, just in time for your easter baskets.

If you're looking at that and saying "I have no idea how you make those into bunnies or sharks."  Never fear friends, I took assembly pictures.  Ready for a quick tutorial?

What you'll need:
  • A copy of the downloaded .pdf (if you have card stock, print it on that for maximum jumpability)
  • Scissors or a cutting board that cuts straight lines
  • Crayons
  • Tape (for the sharks)
  • A sweatshirt from your husbands alma-matter, which you didn't realize featured so prominently in all the tutorial photos you took until you uploaded them.  Go broncos.

Steps (Click any of the pictures to make the image bigger)
1.  Color!  Be creative, easter is known for rainbows.  Wanna see a green bunny?  Make a green bunny.

2.   Cut out the rectangles along the SOLID grey lines.  If, halfway through this you realize that your paper-cutter does not cut straight lines, swear, print a new copy and go back to step 1.  Then switch to scissors the next time around.

 3.  (optional) Using a straight edge and a paper clip, score all the grey dotted lines to ease in folding.  This is particularly good to do if you've used cardstock.

4.  Fold and the unfold the two diagonal creases at the top. 

5.  In the middle of the two diagonal creases, there is a crease to be made by squeezing the two sides together, making the top of the craft look like one uncreased triangle. (if that does not make sense click that photo.)

6.  Fold that whole deal down the middle. 

 7. As if you're making an airplane, fold the two long sides into the middle longways (there is a line there, just follow the dotted lines)

8.  Just as we did the "inverse fold" on the bunny's head, unfold those long side folds and push the bunny's "cheeks" inwards before folding the side back down.

 9.  Make the bunny kiss his feet by folding the whole thing in half.

10.  Then fold the bottom half of the bunny back under to allow the bunny's paws to touch the table.11.  Your bunny is done!  To make him/ her jump, push his tookus on the bunny-tail.

To fold the shark:  All the same steps as the bunny.  When you finish, tape the "ears" together to form the fin.

Then go ahead and leave your small army of bunnies and sharks somewhere to surprise your kids/ significant other/ coworkers/ etc!
Shark attack!

If you end up making your own easter swarm of hopping joy, I wanna hear about it!  Let me know in the comments, or send me a quick picture at  
And of course, Have a Hoppy Happy Easter!


Queen Holly the Magnificent said...

I think we need to make some sharks and some bunnies and have a battle to the death.

Danielle said...

Those are adorable! You are so creative =)

Kp said...

Holly- did you ever do microwave peep jousting? You put a toothpick sticking out of two peeps, face them toward each other, and hit the "+1 min" button. Whichever stabs the other first wins!

And thanks Danielle!