Produced by Shannon Phillips
From the print edition, April 2012
Best for: Toddlers and preschoolers
You know she likes sweets, but if your toddler just hasn’t grasped the whole looking-for-eggs-under-the-couch-and-behind-picture-frames thing, this handmade solution will help her navigate her first hunt.
Using the prettiest scrap paper, the Easter Bunny constructs a collection of rabbit footprints: Cut out three small ovals for toes and a medium-sized oval for the foot, and glue these to a larger oval that widens at the front. (The number of footprints needed depends on how long the hunt is, but they should be positioned about a ruler length or so apart.) The tracks are laid out in pairs to create a trail before little hoppers are let loose with a basket to collect their treats.
TIP: If there are any pets that might jumble the trail, non-marking tape will secure the footprints in place.
Photography by Michael Alberstat
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