Accordion Paper Bunny Craft

Today we’ve got an adorable Accordion Paper Bunny Craft that the kids can actually play with too. This homemade paper bunny toy has a simple but cleverly folded body that makes it nice and strong and allows it to stand up and be walked along by little hands. The accordion folds also work a bit like a spring so the paper bunny can be made to boing and bounce up and down on their bottoms. Seriously so much fun and cuteness!

1 DIY: Paper Accordion Bunny

Paper Accordion Bunny Supplies

  • Thick Paper or Card
  • Googly Eyes
  • Marker Pen
  • Glue

How To Make An Accordion Paper Bunny Craft

To make this paper reindeer craft’s body and tail we use what I call a double accordion fold. It looks a bit tricky but honestly it is super simple and a great craft technique that I’m sure you and the kids will find lots of uses for.

1 – Glue the two ends of your long body strips perpendicular to each other.

2 – Fold the lower strip over the top of the upper strip.

3 – The upper strip is now the lower strip so fold that over the upper strip.

4 – keep folding the strips over each other until you have used up the length of the paper.

When you’ve made your bunny’s body out of the double accordion fold glue the two ends together and snip off any excess. You’ll see that it is now a sort of spring that you can push flat or stretch out.

Repeat the same process with the little strips of paper to make the bunny’s neck and glue it into place. Fold over your bunny’s legs a little at the end to make bunny paws for it to stand on.

Glue the accordion folded bunny’s body between the two pairs of rabbit legs.

Draw and cut the muzzle and ears.

Glue the ears onto the back of the bunny’s head.

Glue on the head and your Accordion Paper Bunny Craft is ready for playing with. We like to sit ours on their bottoms, squash them flat and watch them boing back to shape. So fun!

2 DIY: Paper Accordion Bunny

Paper Accordion Bunny Supplies

  • Thick Paper or Card
  • Googly Eyes (or painted)
  • Marker Pen
  • Glue

How To Make An Accordion Paper Bunny Craft

Draw the face of the paw and ears.

By analogy, make the body and neck.

Don’t forget to glue the tail.