Easter Bunny Checkers Game

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What a delight it would be to present this Easter theme checkers game to the kids in your family. One side features squares with Easter baskets and white bunny pieces.  On the other side you’ll find colorful eggs and pink bunny pieces.  This miniature board measures about  8" square and is just the right size for young hands.  The artwork for the board is surrounded by a field of green and is free to download.  Print it onto Craft Attitude film, glue it to foam board and the checkerboard Is done.  The bunny head pieces are made of clay and created with clay cutters so no special artistic talent is required.  Just bake them in the oven, color the ears with a pink marker and you're ready for a game.  So which side are you rooting for - pink bunnies or white bunnies?

IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines.  On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1, the thinnest is 9.

Directions

step 1 - Download the board image and print it on the glossy side of Craft Attitude film.  Spray adhesive onto a piece of foam board that's 8" square or larger.

step 1 - Download the board image and print it on the glossy side of Craft Attitude film.  Spray adhesive onto a piece of foam board that's 8" square or larger.

step 2 - Place the board image on the foam board with the printed side down.  Roll across it to smooth out any air bubbles.    

step 2 - Place the board image on the foam board with the printed side down.  Roll across it to smooth out any air bubbles.  

 

step 3 - Pull off the film backing.  Use a sharp craft knife to cut along the green edges through the film and board to remove the excess.  The board is done!

Step 4 -  Roll out and condition 1 oz. each of pink and white clay.  Roll the clay through the conditioning machine on the setting for maximum thickness. 

step 5 - Place the clay on wax paper.  Cover it with kitchen plastic wrap.  Press a circular shape into the clay that measures 3/4” or less.  Bottle caps and container openings with fine edges are ideal.  The size should fit into the squares on the board with a little breathing room. Cut 12 white circles and 12 pink.

step 5 - Place the clay on wax paper.  Cover it with kitchen plastic wrap.  Press a circular shape into the clay that measures 3/4” or less.  Bottle caps and container openings with fine edges are ideal.  The size should fit into the squares on the board with a little breathing room. Cut 12 white circles and 12 pink.

step 6 - Press a bunny cutter onto the pink clay.  Cut out 24 pink pieces and 24 white.  Two bunnies will be joined to create one playing piece. 

step 6 - Press a bunny cutter onto the pink clay.  Cut out 24 pink pieces and 24 white.  Two bunnies will be joined to create one playing piece. 

step 7 - Put two bunnies back to back matching outer edges and ears. 

step 7 - Put two bunnies back to back matching outer edges and ears. 

step 8 - Gently press a small Etch n' Pearl tool into the ears to give them dimension.  Flip the bunny head over and do the same on the back side.

step 8 - Gently press a small Etch n' Pearl tool into the ears to give them dimension.  Flip the bunny head over and do the same on the back side.

step 9 - Make a depression in the base of the circles with the end of the Etch n’ Pearl tool. 

step 9 - Make a depression in the base of the circles with the end of the Etch n’ Pearl tool. 

step 10 - Press the chin of the bunny into the depression.

step 10 - Press the chin of the bunny into the depression.

Step 11 - Bake all the clay on a foil lined baking sheet at 275 degrees for 30 minutes with the pieces standing up.  Allow to cool completely.

step 12 - Use a pink marker to color the inside of all the pink and white ears.

step 12 - Use a pink marker to color the inside of all the pink and white ears.


Supplies

At Amazon

  • Premo white clay - 1 oz.
  • Sculpey ballerina pink clay - 1 oz.
  • clay conditioning machine
  • Etch n’ Pearl tool
  • Super 77 adhesive
  • Craft Attitude Scrapbooking film
  • Craft and Scrapbooking Stores
  • foam board
  • printing paper
  • pink marker
  • craft knife

Miscellaneous

  • heavy duty aluminum foil
  • plastic wrap
  • Wax paper
  • round cap or container opening
 

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