How to Draw a Bunny Rabbit: Just in time for Easter…here is a fun and easy handout you can use with your kids to step them though drawing a cute, contemporary (polka dots and stripes are contemporary, right?!) bunny rabbit! I have included a handout you can print for them as well as the steps broken down in pictures and I’ve also included a short video you can use to either learn the steps yourself, or show to your students and let them learn from the video. Thank you for making art with your kids! I hope this will be helpful to you. For my many other Easter and Spring resources please visit me HERE. This resource is for personal use only!You will need: Pencil, eraser, permanent marker, “how to draw a rabbit”handout, 12″ x 18” watercolor paper, watercolor paints, brush and water.
Please note that the material list is simply a suggestion based on what was used for the example shown. You could draw your bunny on any size paper and you could color it with crayons, markers or colored pencils if watercolor paint (or any kind of paint) was not an option. Use scrap paper and practice drawing your bunny before you work on the 12” x 18” large paper if you’d like to.
Follow the steps on the handout to draw your bunny rabbit. Try to think of everything as a basic shape (or parts of shapes), for example the body is like a triangle with the top not showing and the corners rounded. Draw lightly so you can erase later if you need to. The final rabbit will be in proportion to the size you draw the “U” shape for the head. If you draw the “U” very large the entire bunny will not fit on the paper (which can be fine). If you draw it very small the bunny will be very small. You will want to place the “U” slightly higher than the middle of the paper leaving room above for the ears.
For a printable version of these instructions and for the “How to draw a rabbit” handout click HERE or on the image below.
When I do any directed drawing activity with my students I like to “sing” the part of the drawing and then let them sing along with me. It’s kind of like Simon says-but for drawing. So for example I might say in a singing (silly) voice, “Draw a U” as I draw the shape of the head. Then the kids would repeat what I just said and sing and draw along with me. This works really great for little kids because it keeps them on pace with you…and they think you are pretty cool for singing and being silly with them. I always tell them to stay with me and in the end they can go back and erase and make changes. Older students can use the handout or preview the video and learn that way–but they like it when you sing to them too. It’s silly and fun but it’s very effective!
Check out the Video Tutorial below.
Here are the steps written out with pictures. Be sure to click HERE to download the handout and steps as a PDF.
Hang up your final artwork for all to enjoy!
Thank you for reading and for making art with your kids!
Check out some teachers who have used this lesson (please feel free to share any blog posts or images with me and I’ll add you to the list!).