If you are looking for Easter chalkboard ideas you may like how you can use a free bunny printable to make an Easter Bunny look 3-dimensional on a chalkboard for your Easter decor.
To decorate my dining room for the springtime holiday of Easter I created an Easter chalkboard in a non-traditional way. Instead of by creating the bunny popping out of a spring green wreath with a Happy Easter greeting written with white chalk.
My original plan for this spring chalkboard art was to draw a bunny rabbit face on the chalkboard in the center of the wreath. When I did so, it looked too small.
When I started thinking of a new plan for the festive chalkboard, a synapse fired and the idea of making a 3D rabbit came to me. A bunny rabbit drawn with chalk on black card stock so he would look like he was still part of the chalkboard, but also look like he is about to hop out of the wreath.
How to Make 3D Chalkboard Art Using an Easter Bunny Sketch
This DIY chalkboard tutorial covers both how to make the 3-dimensional aspect of the chalkboard along with how to write the words Happy Easter in a decorative font.
- chalkboard and frame or create a chalkboard wall
- rabbit sketch or photo
- 8-1/2″ x 11 piece of black card stock – buy in the scrapbook aisle at a craft store or use black chalkboard paint on a piece of card stock.
- white chalk
- Optional: ribbon for bow tie and a hot glue gun/glue stick
- I used my tablet to find an image of a rabbit to use on my chalkboard. Google and Pinterest have many free printable rabbit images for you to use. There are many to choose from.
Another good place to find rabbit or Easter bunny images to trace for chalkboard art are children’s books, especially coloring books. They have large simple black and white line drawings that are perfect for transferring to a chalkboard. The Dollar Store is a great resource for these coloring books.
The rabbit in this image had the perspective of a rabbit that I was looking for with his front paws out in front so he could sit inside the wreath. I liked it, but I was looking for a more sophisticated sketch of a rabbit.
I found this rabbit. Credit goes to the artist, Halpenske. That was all the info I could find about the artist and that they traced this image from a photograph. I enlarged the image and printed it using my computer printer.
I didn’t want to copy every part of the image, I only wanted to use it as a guide. I wanted less detail in the rabbit and drew over the printed image to simplify it a little. I darkened and added shading to the areas I wanted to use and made the two front legs longer so I would be able to sit the rabbit in the wreath.
How to Transfer the Bunny Drawing to a Chalkboard
- Season a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ black card stock with white chalk. This makes the paper look more like a real chalkboard. Simply rub the side of a piece of chalk over the entire piece of paper, then blur it by rubbing over with a soft dry cloth.
2. To transfer the image to the black card stock, turn the image face down and rub the back of the paper the image is on with chalk. Use the side of the chalk to make large broad strokes. Go over the paper a few times to make sure you get enough chalk on it.
3. Flip the drawing over and lay it on the black card stock. Draw over the image with a pencil. Press hard as you draw over the lines, but not too hard as you don’t want to make an impression in the paper.
4. Once you have drawn over all the lines, turn the paper over to reveal the transferred image.
5. Cut out with a pair of scissors. Cut along the inside line of each leg a few inches so that once the rabbit is in the wreath you can bring the legs out to the front.
6. Every bunny needs a little Easter finery on Easter. Tie an 8″ piece of ribbon into a bow and hot glued it under the bunny’s face.
7. Place the bunny into the wreath and pull his front legs out and over the front of the wreath so he looks like he is about to hop out.
How to Write the Words Happy and Easter
I hand sketched the Happy Easter lettering simply by line drawing a basic letter and then adding a downstroke of chalk to each letter.
I then filled in the areas between the downstrokes to create the thick letters.
To learn more on how to do this type of chalkboard lettering, check out this post I wrote on hand lettering.
Other Chalkboard Lettering Ideas:
- As a lettering option, you can simply free hand your lettering in your own handwriting.
- Using your computer, download one or more decorative fonts you like. Create a document using your word processor using the font to create the words you want to use on your chalkboard. Enlarge the words as large as you can and print. Then trace onto the chalkboard.
If you would like to know more chalkboard ideas, I have a few posts where I share more chalkboard art tips:
- How to Draw on A Chalkboard Like an Artist
- Monogram Wreath Chalkboard Cabinet
- Thanksgiving Chalkboard
If you like to add more Easter home decor inspiration for around your house, here are some Easter Table Setting Ideas you may like.
These bunny napkin rings can be made in minutes.
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