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Fantastic Motor Bunny Stamp Paint Exercise for Preschoolers

March 30, 2023
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Create an adorable spring art project with this bunny stamp paint activity inspired by our featured book Peter Rabbit. A classic book for your preschooler to read with you. Learn how to quickly create your own bunny stamp with a pipe cleaner with this spring activity for preschoolers.

Pipe Cleaner in shape of rabbit head in front of spring hydrangea flowers

This week’s featured book for the Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids is The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

Do you remember reading the story with Mr. McGregor and his garden as a child?  This classic tale of shares about the naughty Peter Rabbit as he squeezes under the gate into Mr. McGregor’s garden and finds himself in all kinds of trouble!

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

There are several versions of The Tale of Peter Rabbit avaiable in book stores and at the library.  It’s actually pretty fun to compare them with your child.  If you’re curious, this version is my favorite for preschoolers with the bold pictures.  For older kids this Treasury of Peter Rabbit is perfect to learn to read with.

Bunny Stamp Paint Activity

Here’s a quick preschool activity to go along with the story of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. It’s a fun fine motor skill to just highlight bunnies.  Peter Rabbit has brothers and sisters too in the story which you could choose to label in the art project when you’re done.  It’s really just about the experience of creating your very own rabbits while painting, let your preschool have fun with this as they create many rabbits on their paper. When you’re all done you can use it to send off as an easter greeting card to a loved one too.

Materials for Bunny Stamp Paint Activity

  • Heavy cardstock White
  • Pipe cleaners
  • marker or crayon Black
  • Paint
  • Paint tray or paper plate

Directions for Bunny Stamp Paint Activity

1. Start with making a bunny using the pipe cleaner.  To form the bunny create the ears first from each end.  Then connect the ears and twist the pipe cleaner to form the circle for the head of the rabbit stamp.

Pipe cleaner made into a bunny outline with two long ears

Make sure that all parts are flat on the bunny stamp of your pipe clean.  This step is important so that the stamp will work during this bunny art project.

2. Pick a paint color to make your bunnies out of or a few colors, it’s really up to the artiest and the mess you want to have on your hands.  I keep a paint tray for these types of activities and we tend to head to our front porch. You can also set up some recycled newspaper to keep your table paint free.  My daughter picked a hot pink for her bunny stamps.

Bunny Stamp with Paint set up on sectioned paper plate

3.  Encourage your child to use the pipe cleaner bunny stamp to create bunnies all over the large sheet of cardstock paper. You can switch paper colors if you want to or create multiple pipe cleaner bunny stamps.

4. Allow the bunny stamps to dry

Pink paint outline of rabbit from bunny outline with pipe cleaner for Kids

5. Now it’s time to add faces to all of your bunnies that were created.  Using a black marker or crayon have your child draw a bunny face with eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers.

Once you’re all done you can also add green grass or flower stamps or even little carrots around all of the bunny stamps to recreate Mr.McGregor’s garden from the story The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Bunny Outline with Paint on Paper by Preschoolers

Bunny Themed Activities for Preschooler at The Educators’ Spin On It

  • Bunny Themed Name Tracing with Chalk 
  • Sidewalk Chalk Bunny Alphabet Game 
  • Bunny Math Games for Preschoolers
  • Bunny Playdate Ideas  
  • Bunny Themed Snack Idea for Book Club 
  • Bunny Shaped Writing Prompt 
  • Bunny Shaped Bread Recipes for Kids 

Be sure to check out below all of the featured activities from our Virtual book Club for Kids The Tale of Peter Rabbit featured activities.

Book Cover of The Tale of Peter Rabbit with Bunny Week for Virtual Book Club for Kids

Peter Rabbit Themed Activities for Preschoolers

  • Peter Rabbit Map Making with LEGOS – Inspiration Laboratories 
  • Hop the Alphabet Bunny Game – Mama Smiles
  • Count and Pick Carrot Patch – Rainy Day Mum
  • Peter Rabbit Inspired Movement Game from My Storytime Corner
  • Peter Rabbit Felt Easter Craft- Teach Beside Me
  • Peter Rabbit Shape Matching Activity – School Time Snippets

Also stop by the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook group to see what others are sharing for Bunny Week!

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