While web surfing I came upon a jumping cup project at Bloesem Kids. I thought that it would be a fun project to with Alex and adapt for Easter. So instead of a rocket and a frog, we made a bunny and a chick.
I cut out the parts to the bunny and chick out of construction paper, we used some yellow feathers for the chick wings and some silly googly eyes. Alex glued them together with a little guidance. Once they were dry I taped them to the jumping cup I had prepared.
To make the jumping cup you simply take a plastic cup and cut 4 slits around the rim. Take 2 rubber bands and cut them so they are no longer a circle. Tie a knot in each end of the rubber band. Then stretch the rubber bands across the rim of the cup and slide each end into one of the slits. The knots should hold the rubber band in place but I added a piece of tape on each knot for security.
To make the animals jump simply put the jumping cup over another cup holding it from the bottom. Let go and watch them jump!