[music plays] Hey, I'm Jane, and these are my kids, Alex and Emilie.
[together] Hi! These kids love to play pretend which is fantastic because they're using their imagination and practicing their social skills.
Sometimes we like to create simple props like these bunny ears.
Props are a great way to spark the imagination.
Today we'll show you how to make these bunny ears out of paper plates and cotton balls.
[piano roll] [baby giggles] [piano plays] For this craft, you'll need heavy paper plates that are white on at least one side, crayons, cotton balls, a pencil, safety scissors and glue.
The first step is to fold your plate in half like this.
[music plays] Next, draw the ear shape with a pencil like this.
[music plays] Now cut around the outline you just drew.
If your kids can handle child-safe scissors, it's a good idea to let them try cutting.
Cutting with scissors develops finger muscles which kids need when they learn to write.
[music plays] If you're not comfortable with your kids using scissors, you can just do the cutting for them, or use a pre-cut plate so they can just assemble.
Now open the plate and color the inside of the bunny ears any color you want.
I'm doing pink.
[music plays] Now for my favorite part, adding cotton balls to make the ears fluffy.
You can glue the cotton balls on as-is like this.
[music plays] Or stretch out the cotton balls and stick them on with little dabs of glue like this.
[music plays] Looking great guys, now lets let our bunny hats dry.
You can adapt this craft to make bear ears, frog eyes, antlers, or anything else your kids can imagine.
If you want to extend this craft, you can paint the hat different colors, or add extras like feathers and glitter.
Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop.
Well, what do you think? Pretty cool, huh? Let's pretend that I'm the mommy bunny and you're the baby bunny.
Okay! Hop, hop, hop, hop, The best part about this craft is getting to play bunnies when you're done.
Try making the bunny hat at home with your kids.
And if you're the sharing type, please send me some photos and videos.
For more bunny fun, you and your kids can sing along with our Bunny Hop.
You can find the video on YouTube.
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[together] Bye! [beep] [music plays] [beep] [baby giggles] [piano plays].