Education
Age range: 7-11
Duration: 60 or more mins
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• D & T
• Maths

# Build an Easter Bunny Basket

## Making structures from card and assembling these into baskets

In this hands-on STEM activity for kids, students will learn about 3D structures within a graphics projects. The project will involve using templates to help them cut out the parts for an Easter bunny basket.

This fun exercise is aimed at primary school children and could be used as a main lesson activity, to teach learners about simple structures made from separate parts.

Activity: Making structures from card and assembling these into baskets

This is one of a set of free resources designed to allow learners to use Easter themes to develop their knowledge and skills in Design and Technology and Mathematics. This resource focuses on building an Easter bunny-shaped basket.

The teacher will first print the activity sheet, which can be downloaded below, onto thin card and distribute to the learners.

Learners can then follow these steps to build their own DIY Easter bunny basket:

• Step 1 – Safely cut out the basket. Score and fold the tabs on the fold lines.
• Step 2 – Glue the tabs and stick the basket together and fold the tab for the head.
• Step 3 – Safely cut out the bunny parts. Fold on the dotted lines.
• Step 4 – Stick the head to the tab and stick on the handle.
• Step 5 – Stick on the bottom and tail holder. Stick on the tail.
• Step 6 – Stick on the paws.

Once learners have completed each step for themselves, the teacher can explain how nets are used to make objects and how separate parts are used to make a larger structure.

Learners will share their completed bunny baskets with the class. What do you think went well? What could be improved?

This activity will take approximately 50 – 80 minutes to complete.

Tools/resources required

• Glue sticks
• Card
• Scissors
• Cotton wool (for the bunny tails)

The engineering context

Engineers use nets and card to allow them to make scale 3D models of buildings and other structures, as well as packaging for products.

Suggested learning outcomes

By the end of this STEM challenge learners will be able to understand how structures are made using separate parts and they will be able to make and assemble a bunny basket structure from card parts.