Bunny Origami

Since the Museum is closed this Sunday for Easter we thought it would be great to show you how to make an origami rabbit. But we couldn’t pick just one, so here are some of our favorite origami bunnies (and a carrot!) to brighten your day in lieu of being able to enjoy the gardens.

We’ll start with the simplest project – the carrot:

carrot origami

And here’s ours


The carrot should be simple enough for younger children (though they may need some help when it comes time to fold the stem). We suggest some orange printed paper.

Next there’s a fairly simple balloon-style bunny:



baloon bunny

This one is great for kids a little older, and you can add some real spunk by using stick-on eyes (like we did) and giving your bunny a nose (ours is a push pin).

The next bunny is a little more involved, but still adorable:

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Lastly we made this mini-basket bunny, which is great for holding candy. We put some delicious Hello Kitty Strawberry Marshmallows inside (they’re not in the online Museum Store just yet, but these treats should tide you over till then). This bunny takes more time – and patience – but the video below will guide you to an Easter treat-ready finished product.

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bunny basket

We hope you all have a great weekend, and we’ll see you on Tuesday!

P.S. If you’d like to see some other wonderful origami animals, and learn about some of the techniques used to make them, head over to our website and check out our online Florigami exhibit. And make sure to join us for our annual Origami Family Fun Day, coming up Saturday, May 18!

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