Easter Egg Hunt Backpacks

Kids Easter egg hunt backpack made from a cereal box

It’s that time of the year…time for Easter egg hunts! Last year my husband and I hid eggs filled with little toy trucks all around our yard on Easter day. My oldest son absolutely loved it and for weeks he would look out the window every day to see if the “Easter bunny” had left him any more eggs. Needless to say, we are a little excited for our Easter egg hunt this year. We are also prepared with our new Easter Egg Hunt Backpacks made from cereal and animal cracker boxes. 

Kids Easter bunny backpack made from repurposed cereal box

How I Made These Easter Egg Hunt Backpacks:

To start creating these backpacks, I began by flipping a cereal box inside out. If you have a plain, brown box then you can skip these first steps.

How to flip the box inside out:

To flip the box inside out, I first opened the top and the bottom of the box. Then I tore the box open on the side where there is an overlap in the box (see picture below). For the cracker box, I was able to easily open the box with my fingers but for the cereal box I had to use a box cutter to help open it to keep it from ripping. 

Next, I folded all of the folds in the opposite direction that they were originally folded.

Finally, I hot glued the box back together. I glued along the overlap seam and glued the bottom of the box shut. I left the top of the box open so that my boys can put their Easter eggs inside. 

Making The Backpack:

To continue creating the backpack, I started by cutting bunny ears out of another cardboard box and hot gluing them to the top, front of the box.

Next, I decorated the box using a chalk marker and sharpie pen. 

Finally, I added the straps. I made my straps by cutting a dog leash, that I found at the Dollar Tree, in half. I cut four slits into the box and pushed the leash through. Once I had the leash through the slits, I measured what size I needed the straps to be by placing the backpack on my son’s back. Then I hot glued the straps in place by gluing them to the inside of the box. 

My boys can’t wait to look for Easter eggs with their new backpacks!

Easter egg hunt bunny backpack for kids

Easter bunny backpacks for kids egg hunt. Made of repurposed cereal box

What You Will Need:

Boxes (such as a cereal or animal cracker box), hot glue gun, scissors, box cutter, straps (I used a dog leash that I cut in half), chalk marker (or white crayon/paint), black sharpie marker (optional)

Directions:

  1. Flip the box inside out (if your box is already all brown, skip to step #2)
    1. Open the top and bottom of the box
    2. Open the box along the overlapping seam along one of the sides
    3. Fold all of the folds in the opposite direction that the were originally folded
    4. Hot glue the seam back together
    5. Hot glue the bottom of the box back closed
  2. Cut bunny ears out of a second box
  3. Glue bunny ears to the top, front side of the backpack box
  4. Decorate! (I used a chalk marker and sharpie marker)
  5. Cut four slits in the back of the backpack, just large enough to fit the strap through
  6. Push the straps through the slits
  7. Measure the size that you want the straps to be by placing the backpack on your child’s back
  8. Hot glue straps in place on the inside of the box
  9. Enjoy your new Easter Egg Hunt Backpack. Happy hunting!

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Katie Priest
2 months ago

Oh my goodness! These backpacks are so cute. I’m sure my daughter would love one even if it wasn’t Easter!

Christine
2 months ago

These are adorable and so simple. Any kids would love these! I am not sure my grown up kids wouldn’t enjoy them!

Samantha
2 months ago

These are so cute! What a fun idea! This is great for Earth Day, too! 🙂

Bri
Bri
2 months ago

Making this ASAP! My toddler is OBSESSED with backpacks right now! Can’t wait to see her face!

Ashley T
Ashley T
2 months ago

These are so cute and creative!!

Gervin Khan
Gervin Khan
2 months ago

This is such a cute project. I am going to make this as a gift for my kids for this Easter. Thanks!

Witty Millennial Mama
2 months ago

I really love your blog! All the craft ideas posted were amazing and simple to do with our kids.

Ceci Rey
2 months ago

I love this…how creative! Kids love to play with boxes too! 🏨🍕👓

Maureen
2 months ago

How fun! These backpacks turned out really cute. I love how easy it is to make with materials that we already use. Your boys are so ready for egg hunting!

Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

Sarah
2 months ago

What a fun way to celebrate Easter! Great idea for littles. 🙂

Rachael
2 months ago

These are adorable. Your crafts are so creative! I love them!

Rachel
2 months ago

Absolutely adorable. 🐰

Jessica R Althoff
2 months ago

Oh my! This is adorable! My kids love all of my cardboard creations (my “quarantine hobby”). I may have to add Easter egg back pack to my collection! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine Santiago Jose
Catherine Santiago Jose
2 months ago

Easy and cute paper box activity. My kids will definitely love this, thanks!

Kim
Kim
2 months ago

Oh my goodness – these are ADORABLE! I’m thinking I need to make these for my kids over the weekend!

Marina
2 months ago

My girls love backpacks. You just gave me the greatest idea ever! So simple to do, and so adorable. Thank you

Kimmy
Kimmy
2 months ago

Oh my gosh how cute!

Danielle
2 months ago

These are so adorable and so festive.

Lynn
Lynn
2 months ago

This is a really cute project! It’s just too cute!

Jazmin Maybell
2 months ago

So freaking cute! Can’t wait to try this out with my kids!

sarah
sarah
2 months ago

What an awesome Easter craft. My daughter would love this.

vidya
2 months ago

wow! I am loving all the craft ideas you are posting.. this one is so very cute and easy to do as well and so unique.. definitely will be used for hours of play

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