Butternut Squash Bunnies

DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies

Have I mentioned how much I love bunnies? They’re my absolute favorite, so anytime I can make a bunny-themed craft, count me in!! I was browsing pumpkin-carving ideas for Halloween when I saw a few different pumpkins painted to look like adorable bunnies. Not long after, I realized that butternut squash are actually the perfect shape to be turned into bunnies too!

DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies

I love the idea of painting a few butternut squash into lop-eared bunnies for a cute woodland-themed Thanksgiving table. You could even use this as an activity for kids to paint their own bunnies for the table! I went with a more neutral color scheme for these bunnies, but pastels or jewel tones would be fun too don’t you think? Happy Thanksgiving!

DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies

What you Need

DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies
  • Butternut squash
  • Acrylic paint
  • White glue
  • Paper
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors

How-To

DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies

Step 1
Paint your butternut squash with acrylic paint and let dry completely. I used pale neutral colors for a woodland feel, but pastels or jewel tones would be cute for an even more playful table!

DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies

Step 2
Use the same paint you used on each butternut squash to paint some plain paper. Let dry and then cut into bunny ears as shown.

DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies

Step 3
Fold a small tab onto the end of each paper ear and glue onto the top of the butternut squash. Then use a contrasting color to paint on a little patch for the bunny’s nose and belly. Let dry.

DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies

Step 4
Use black paint and a fine paintbrush to add the bunny’s face: eyes, nose, mouth, and whiskers. Then use a slightly darker shade of the body color to add on little arms and feet. Let dry. I also glued a cotton ball onto the back of each bunny as a tail!

DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies DIY Butternut Squash Bunnies

Happy crafting!! :)

  • http://www.charmainenyw.com Charmaine Ng

    Omg omg omg these are ADORABLE! Butternut squash are rather expensive where I live though, so maybe I’ll be substituting the squash with something else (which I know sort of defeats the whole purpose, but still… I’ll try!)
    – Charmaine
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • http://www.fetegazette.blogspot.com Abby Hunter

    So, so cute Kathleen!!!

  • http://www.makingmine.com JoannaMurnan

    OMG stop – this is too cute!