Want to create some Easter magic for your kids? Here’s how to make easter bunny footprints from your door to their easter baskets!
When I was a kid, my mom was a super mom. Truly, I didn’t realize it at the time, but she did so much to make holidays special for my sister and I.
As I have become a parent, I’ve realized how much she worked to make that happen.
One thing that always stuck in my mind was the Easter bunny footprints that came from our front door to our Easter baskets each year.
This trail of footprints created so much excitement for my sister and I. I remember so much glee at following it to the baskets.
My mom also always spelled out both of our names in coins on the floor for easter. I had a shorter name and got more quarters, my sister Caroline had so many letter she was stuck with nickels 🙂
I look forward to re-creating that when my kids are old enough to not be putting coins in their mouths.
In the mean time, we are making easter bunny footprint trails! This will be our 4th Easter doing it and I’m so excited to share a tutorial with you today.
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- Easter Bunny Bucks – free printable
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How do you make Easter bunny foot prints?
You can easily use your hands to make Easter bunny paw prints for a fun tradition!
What do you use to make Easter bunny footprints?
You can use any white powder to make Easter bunny footprints.
- Flour (what we use)
- Powdered sugar
- Baby powder
- Chalk (outdoors on sidewalk)
- Baking soda
- White glitter (if you are brave, that’s a no from me) or mix glitter into any of the above
You can also have the bunny drop little treats on his path like jelly beans or easter eggs. We have pets so that doesn’t work great for us!
How do you make Easter bunny footprints with your fingers?
I prefer to use the side of my hand (balled in a fist) to make my bunny footprints. If you want to add toes, you can do that using a finger.
Some people use a footprint template. This is OK, but have you ever tried to stencil something? I think it turns out neater to do just them by hand.
I have also seen people cut little sponges into circles and piece them together to make paw prints. That’s fine too.
But let me give you permission to KEEP IT SIMPLE. Your kids will not remember how perfect the paw prints were or if they had toes.
They will remember the joy and excitement. And one day, decades from now, they will appreciate your effort!
How do you make an Easter bunny trail?
To make a bunny trail, you want to leave a trail of footprints across your home. Start at a door, window, or other entry point.
Do footprints (remember to use both hands to get both bunny feet!) staggered to wherever the baskets are hidden.
We like to make our footprints go here there and everywhere around in circles and dead ends to make it a bit of a scavenger hunt and more fun for the kids!
- Your choice of: flour, powdered sugar, baking soda, baby powder
- Optional: clear or white glitter
- Shallow bowl
- Floor where you want your bunny trail
- Your hand (2 hands are great for opposite feet)
- Pour the white powder of your choice into a shallow bowl.
- Make a fist and identify the outside of your fist that makes the shape of a foot.
- Dip it into the powder.
- Press onto the floor gently. Optional - use your finger to make lil toe prints.
- Repeat to create a bunny trail. I like to alternate hands to show two different feet.
- Wash your hands and enjoy! Powder cleans up easily with a broom.
If you have pets, try to do this easter morning and not the night before. Naughty cats have been known to smear bunny trails 😀
Don't wash your hands right before doing this. You don't want a wet hand, but a slightly sweaty or clammy hand can help. Too-clean hands are less sticky. Gross but true.
Thanks for reading!