Peter Cottontail

Easter Bunny Pin

Hippity hoppin', here comes Peter Cottontail! Who isn’t familiar with this traditional Easter song and the anticipation of baskets filled with chocolate eggs and fluffy bunnies?

The Easter bunny rabbit is a symbol of the new life during the spring season. It has it's origins in Germany. The first eatable Easter bunnies were formed in Germany during the early 1800s and were created with pastry dough and sugar.

The Easter bunny was introduced to the American folklore by the German settlers during the 1700s. The children thought that if they were extra good the "Oschter Haws" would lay a nest of colorful eggs.

The kids would construct their nest in a secret spot inside their home, in the garden or in a barn. Their nests were made with caps for the boys and bonnets for the girls. As the tradition spread through the country, the use of baskets was introduced.

Easy and fun to make, this Easter Bunny Pin is a cute craft for adorning your Easter outfit. Although most bunnies are made out of delicious edible chocolate, these delightful bunnies are going to be made out of non-edible glass. But, they will look good enough to eat! These Peter Cottontail pins are quite simple to make if you have use of a glass saw.

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Materials List:

  • Pattern
  • Card stock
  • Permanent marker
  • Beeswax or Chap Stick
  • White glass (tail)
  • Brown or tan glass (body)
  • Black stringers (whiskers)
  • Glass saw
  • Glass cleaner or soap and water
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Kiln
  • Glasses with IR and UV protection
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin back

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    1. Mark and cut the figure.

    2. Pose the cut shape on the appropriate colorful glass. Draw close to shape with a permanent marker. Liberally put on beeswax or Chap Stick across the drawing.

    3. Utilizing a glass saw carefully trim down the shape. Make sure to cut on the lines to attain a flowing project.

    4. Wash off the piece with soap and water or use glass cleaner to remove any marks and residue. Air-dry the object completely.

    5. Set the pieces on the prepared kiln shelf and place shelf within the kiln. Grasp glass by the border to keep off finger marks.

    6. Shut the oven lid or door. Switch on the unit. These parts are small enough to permit them to heat as promptly as achievable.

    7. Start looking at and noticing the figure at around 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Always have on glasses with IR and UV protection when watching and looking inside a hot kiln.

    8. When you acknowledge that the project has achieved the appearance you want, turn off and unplug the kiln. If the unit is assembled of thick fire bricks, you are able to permit it to cool off on its own. If however the kiln is constructed with ceramic fiber, keep the kiln on and check that it doesn't cool off more than roughly 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.

    9. When the temperature registers beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be safely opened up.

    Once the pieces have cooled to room temperature, you can add a pin back. These Peter Cottontail pins will gussy up even the simplest outfit. Hippity hoppin', Easter's on its way!

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