How To Paint an Easter Bunny: An Easy Guide For Beginners

How To Paint an Easter Bunny: An Easy Guide For Beginners

For this painting tutorial, we’re teaching you how to paint an Easter bunny! We’re highly recommending this tutorial to children and beginner painters alike! This painting will surely be fun and enjoyable for you and the little ones, so keep on scrolling to see how to paint this cute, fluffy bunny!

Step 1: Prepare for the Painting session!

If you’re doing this with children. It’s important for you to make sure you have everything prepared! With multiple children, it’s best to use disposable items to make cleaning up easier. We also encourage you to use aprons or wear old shirts to prevent unwanted paint stains! So for this painting here is a list of materials you will need;

  • Canvas size of your choice
  • Acrylic Paint in the colours; Titanium White, Cerulean Blue, Yellow Green, Light Green, Dark Green, Magenta
  • Paint Brushes in different variations
  • White Chalk
  • Black Sharpie
  • Old shirts or Apron
  • Palette or Paper Plate
  • Cups with water
  • Disposable table matt
  • Paper Towels or Rags

Step 2: Make your background!

The background for this painting will be a bit simple! We will be painting a sky background with some grass! Take the canvas and turn it so it will become horizontal. For the sky part, you will be needing your cerulean blue and titanium white, so add them to your palette!

Take a flat brush and dip it into the cerulean blue, paint horizontal strokes on the very top of your canvas, and paint about 5 inches down of this colour on your canvas! Without rinsing your brush, dip it into some white and then paint on the bottom part of the blue you just made and paint downward while blending to create a transition in the colour! As you paint down and run out of paint on your canvas, keep adding more white so that the blue will become lighter as you go down. Leave a small space on the bottom of the canvas for the grass part! Make sure your blue is dry before moving on to the grass.

Once your sky has dried down, use the three greens you have prepared and put dollops of them on our palette. Use your flat brush from before but make sure you’ve rinsed it well to get rid of the blue. Start with your yellow-green and position your brush so that it is vertical, then with one stroke, paint on a single piece of grass. Do this repeatedly across the canvas! After your first row of yellow-green is added, do this technique again using your light green! Make sure it doesn’t go taller than the yellow-green. Finally, with your deep green, do your last layer of grass by reusing the very same technique you did with the others. 

When you’re satisfied with the grass, let your canvas fully dry,

Step 3: Create your bunny!

Using some chalk, create an outline of your bunny! It’s up to you if you want to put your bunny in the middle of the side. Start by drawing a circle for the head, don’t worry about making mistakes because you can always wipe it with a wet paper towel! Add two lines on top of the head that are around two one and a half-inch apart to the line where the ears will go, draw long and slightly curved lines to draw the bunny ears. The ears should go up to the top of the canvas. Draw two half circles on the button of the canvas for the paws. 

Once you’re done with the outlined use titanium white to paint all over the outline. Make sure your brush isn’t too wet so the white will be more opaque. Paint a second layer if you have to. Use magenta and a bit of white to create a lighter pink shade and paint the inside of the ears, and nose. 

Use a sharpie or a black marker to draw on the mouth, whiskers, paws, and outlines of the eyes. Then with your light green shade add dots for each of the eyes! Add more details like pupils and other outlines to your bunny until you’re satisfied, and you’re done!

With that, you’re done! You may add flowers to your background or a rainbow, or whichever you like! If you enjoyed this step-by-step on how to paint an Easter Bunny, make sure you check out our other easy-to-follow tutorials on our page!