DIY Bunny Paper Plate Purse

DIY paper plate bunny purse | mer mag

I must give you fair warning that I’m a little bit obsessed with bunnies (do you find that there are a few animals that you always gravitate to? lions, llamas, bunnies, polar and black bears are top hitters for me) so when a holiday comes about that includes say, oh an Easter Bunny, well I feel full license to go full steam ahead with my bunny obsession. So be prepared for a possible onslaught of bunny themed items in the upcoming weeks ahead. Don’t say I didn’t’ warn you ;).

So on that note, I’m excited to share with you this simple DIY Bunny Paper Plate Purse. It’s so simple and easy to do with little ones – and after being filled with treats ends up the perfect little accessory for your child’s Easter Sunday best.

DIY paper plate bunny purse | mer mag


  • simple white paper plate
  • white card stock for ears
  • yarn or string for purse strap
  • paint or markers to decorate face and ears
  • glue stick or other adhesive to attach ears
  • thread, glue or staples to seal the paper plate closed (We rand ours through the sewing machine)


DIY paper plate bunny purse | mer mag

To make the bunny plate purse:

  1. Begin by folding the paper plate in half.
  2. Cut out two bunny ear shapes from your white card stock. Paint on inner ear shapes and let dry. Once dry, attach ears to the back side of the folded plate with adhesive.
  3. Paint or draw on bunny facial features.
  4. Loop a few strings of yarn through the open side of the plate, making sure it’s long enough to be worn over your child’s shoulder.
  5. Stitch together the underside of the bunny face to the back side of the plate, leaving an opening to insert candy (I sewed ours here but you could  punch a few small holes and have your little one stitch it together with yarn for a great early sewing activity).
  6. Fill up the plate purse with Easter candy of your choice. Finish by sealing up the remaining end of the plate.
  7. Hang the finished bunny purse over your child’s bed knob for when they wake up Easter morning or place it in their Easter basket for a fun surprise!

I call it a “purse” here (mainly for title alliteration reasons) but I’d totally make a bunny “bag” for my boys too and maybe ad a bowtie (just with no cheeks for Little O as he would insist). And once the candy is eaten, you can always use it as a mask afterwards.

DIY paper plate bunny purse | mer mag

DIY paper plate bunny purse | mer mag

And how¬†about my darling model? I’m seriously smitten with her preciousness. (not to mention this adorable PRSPR Kids little lady dress. In love).

sweet girl | mer mag

March 19, 2014



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    March 29, 2014

    This a cute!
    We will try to make it!
    Thanks for the inspiration and instruction.

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    April 11, 2014

    First off, you do such wonderful creative things. Thank you for sharing! I love the bunny purse! But what I really want to know is where the gorgeous dress came from. (Of course it helps that your little girl wearing it is very pretty.) Did you make the dress? If so, what pattern did you use? What fabric? Thanks!!!

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    May 2, 2014

    Love this DIY purse.
    I have to hand it to you, I made one with my daughter and she loves hers!


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