Sensory Rice Easter Bunny Craft

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Sensory Rice Easter Bunny Craft is an easy sensory rice craft to create for Easter. This fun and colourful craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers. Create an Easter bunny using coloured rice!!

Supplies for Sensory Rice Easter Bunny Craft

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  • Rainbow coloured rice (see recipe below)
  • Bowls
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • White Cardstock
  • Painters tape
  • Easter Bunny Printable
  • Glue
  • Water colours, brush and water

How to Make Sensory Rice Easter Bunny Craft

  1. Grab your supplies.
  2. Cut out the Easter bunny from the free printable making sure to keep the outline intact. We will be using this to create the sensory rice bunny.
  3. Tape the outline of the cut Easter bunny to a sheet of white card stock.
  4. Use the paint brush to paint glue all over the Easter bunny cut out. Make sure to paint lots of glue to help the rice stick and not fall off as your craft dries.
  5. Sprinkle rainbow rice in the glue to cover the entire Easter bunny.
  6. Shake off any excess rice.
  7. Remove the paper cut out outline of the bunny from the card stock.
  8. Optional: use water colours to paint around the bunny!

Troubleshooting Tips

  1. Use lots of glue to help rice stick. The more the better.
  2. Make sure to shake off all the excess rice before the craft dries.
  3. Take a plain sheet of paper and lay it lightly on top of your sensory rice bunny and gently press down to help you rice to stick.
  4. Accept that a few grains will fall occasionally. Try not to bump it or bend it too much.
  5. Optional: Cover the bunny with clear contact paper to protect and secure the rice.

How to Make Rainbow Colored Rice

What You’ll Need

  • 1 Cup of White Rice
  • 1/2 tsp White Vinegar
  • Several Drops of Gel Food Coloring
  • Large Ziploc Bags
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheets or Tupperware containers

How to Make

  1. Combine the rice, white vinegar and food coloring in a Ziploc bag. 
  2. Seal it carefully and mix the contents throughly. 
  3. Repeat for each color.
  4. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet or line a Tupperware container. 
  5. Spread the colored rice out on the parchment paper and allow it to dry overnight. 


If you don’t have gel food coloring, regular food coloring will work fine. If you want your rice to be more vibrant add more than just a few drops of food coloring and a small amount of white vinegar. Although the instructions calls for 1 cup of rice I usually make between 6-7 cups of rice for a sensory bin. 

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.

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