Can you believe that Easter will be here in a few short weeks? This one is sneaking up on me, how about you? So, let’s hop on down the bunny trail with two Easter bunny crafts. First, could these Bunny Babies made from pastel socks be any sweeter? Or, how about the Glove Bunny, an Easter bunny made from an old glove? If you’re looking for an Easter craft for the kids this weekend, put these on the list.
These Bunny Babies are made with small pastel socks, but don’t you think they’d also be pretty darn cute made with bright, patterned socks? They require some sewing, but I’ve suggested shortcuts for Steps 2, 3, and 4 that require no sewing and make it easier for the kiddos.
To make a Bunny Baby, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: one each 1-1/2” and 2” balls
- Small sock
- Ribbon: 1/8” x 12”
- Thread to coordinate with the sock
- Small handful of fiberfill
- Whiskers: 1-1/2” long paintbrush strands OR 22-gage black wire OR black thread
- Ears: sock scraps + white fabric (short cut: felt to match the sock)
- Feet: sock scraps (short cut: felt or foamie sheet to match)
- Whiskers: paintbrush strands OR 22-gage black wire OR black thread
- Eyes: black paint & fine paintbrush OR fabric marker
- Tail: white pompom
- Low-temperature glue gun
- Optional: cotton swab & pink blush
- Tools needed: Scissors; wooden skewer; needle
To make a Bunny Baby:
1. Slip the 1-1/2” ball into the toe of the sock, followed by the 2” ball. Using the wooden skewer, poke a ¼” wide and ½” deep hole in the bottom of the 2” ball. Pull sock around the 2” ball, and trim excess sock, leaving a 1” tail. Using your skewer, tuck the extra sock into the hole, stretching it around the ball and then adding glue to the hole to keep it in place. When glue has dried, tie ribbon around bunny’s neck, creating definition between the head and the body.
2. To make the arms: Cut two, 2” x 1-1/2” pieces from the sock scraps. Fold in half to measure 1” x 1-1/2” and cut a slight curve in one end for the hands. Stitch around the edges, leaving one small end open. Turn right side out and lightly stuff with a tiny bit of fiberfill. Turn in the open edges and stitch shut. Glue to body. (Optional: Lightly wrap thread around the ends of the arms to define the hand.)
Shortcut arms: Cut two arms, 1-1/2” long x ½” wide from felt or a foamie. For each arm, cut a curve in one end for the hand, and glue the other end to the body.
3. To make the feet: Cut two, 2-1/2” x 1-1/2” pieces from the sock scraps. Fold in half to measure 1-1/4” x 1-1/2” and cut a slight curve in one end. Stitch around the edges, leaving the end open. Turn right side out and lightly stuff with a tiny bit of fiberfill. Turn in the open edges and stitch shut. Glue to body.
Shortcut feet: Cut a heart shape from the felt or foamie, and glue body onto the heart.
4. To make the ears: Sandwich together two, 2” x 1” pieces of socks and two, 2” x 1” pieces of white fabric. With all four pieces together, cut into the shape of a bunny ear. With right sides together, stitch together the pairs of ears, leaving the bottom open. Turn right side out and glue to top of head.
Shortcut ears: Cut out two, 5/8” wide x 1-1/2” long ears from felt or foamie. Glue to top of head.
5. Glue on pompom tail.
6. Add eyes and nose with paint or fabric marker. Glue on whiskers.
This Easter bunny is made from a white knit glove and a 4” egg of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. You’ll find a complete list of materials and the step-by-step instructions to make the Glove Bunny on StyrofoamCrafts.com. So, hop on over!
Who’s crafting this weekend? Are you crafting for Easter? Tell me if you’re making eggs, chicks, bunnies, or something else.