Hopping down the bunny trail today: DIY Easter bunny crafts

What’s Easter, or spring for that matter, without a bunny or two? I am revisiting several bunny craft tutorials from past years, and sharing a new tutorial for a soft, sweet pair of pastel, felted bunnies. If you’re not into needle felting, read on for bunnies made with yarn, socks, gloves, and more. If your kids are clamoring for an Easter bunny craft, I’m sure they’ll love one of the bunnies below.

So sweet! Easy needle felting project, and great for beginniners. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Mama & Baby Bunnies by Debra Quartermain.

To make Mama & Baby Bunnies, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Mama bunny: 3-1/16” x 2-5/16” egg (Duck egg); and 4” ball
    • Baby bunny: 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″ egg (Hen size); and 3” ball
  • Wool roving: 4 oz. each natural and violet
  • Embroidery floss in black, 1 yd.
  • Tools needed: Scissors; two round toothpicks; felting needle* (Debra used the Clover Needle Felting Tool); embroidery needle; scrap of foam rubber or other felting base

*Note: Felting needles are extremely sharp; use caution at all times. The higher the needle number, the finer the needle and the smaller the hole left in project.

To make Mama and Baby Bunnies:

Note: The Baby and Mama bunnies are made the same way, so if you’re making both bunnies, you’ll repeat the process, using the sizes indicated in the list of supplies.

1. Press the wide end of an egg on a flat surface, such as a tabletop, to flatten it. The egg will be the bunny’s head; the narrow end is the nose, and the flattened end attaches to the body.

2. Place glue on the ends of a toothpick, and insert one end into the flat end of the egg, and the other into the ball. Add glue between the two foam pieces, too. Consult the photo for how to position the head onto the body. Press together firmly, and let glue dry.

3. Loosely cover the Mama’s body in natural roving, and insert your felting needle through the roving and into the STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Repeat, inserting your needle over and over again, to lock the fibers in place. When you’re done, the fibers should hold tightly onto the body without glue. If needed, add more roving as you go. Felt around the area where the head joins the body to create a neck.

4. Needle felt the Baby bunny with the lavender roving, following the instructions in Step 3.

5. Eyes: Thread embroidery needle with six strands of black floss. Insert the needle under the head at the neck, and through to the center front of the face. Make French knots for the eyes. When done, push the needle through to the back of the head and knot thread.

6. Mama’s nose: Form piece of violet roving into a tiny ball and felt to the face, below the eyes. Baby’s nose: Repeat, using natural roving.

7. Mama’s ears:

  • Place natural roving on felting base, and using felting needle, form a 4″ by 5″ piece of felt.
  • Using pattern, cut out two ears from felt.
  • Shape two thin strands of violet roving into two swirls, and felt one to each ear.
  • Felt ears onto the bunny on either side of her head.
  • Baby’s ears: Repeat, using violet roving for the ears and natural roving for the swirls.
How to needlefelt a bunny. CraftsnCoffee.com.

The swirl looks like the bunny’s tail.

11. Shape a thin strand of violet roving into a swirl, and felt onto the side of the Mama bunny. Optional: Add a natural swirl to the side of the Baby bunny.

Here are a few more tutorials for making adorable, springtime bunnies. I’ll start with this sweet, pastel bunny family made from socks.

Sock Bunny Babies

So sweet! Sock bunnies made with little baby socks. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Scatter these little cuties around the house.

Yarn Bunny

How cute is this? Kids can make this little Yarn Bunny, too. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Wrap up a Yarn Bunny.

Amigurumi Bunny

Easy, amigurumi style bunny. There's no knitting, no crochet and no sewing! Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Easy Amigurumi Bunny by Rebekah Meier.

Glove Bunny

Another fun Easter bunny the kids can make. This one's made from a glove! CraftsnCoffee.com.  #Easter #Bunny #Craft #Kids

This Glove Bunny is an easy DIY.

Prim Felted Bunny

Rebekah Meier shares an easy felting technique to make this Prim, Felted Bunny. CraftsnCoffee.com

Prim, Felted Bunny by Rebekah Meier.

And there are even more bunnies in this roundup!

A collection of 14, super-cute Easter crafts. CraftsnCoffee.com

Three Baby Bunnies & a Very Large Carrot

Every year, a bunny visits my garden and eats my crocus right down to the ground, before they ever bloom. But not this year. I’m wondering what happened to the bunny, and hoping he simply moved on to greener gardens.

At last -- the crocus are blooming! CraftsnCoffee.com

At last — the crocus are blooming! And you can see we’re having April showers, too.

Are the critters stirring in your neighborhood?

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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18 Responses to Hopping down the bunny trail today: DIY Easter bunny crafts

  1. Jeanette says:

    Love the three bunnies with the carrot. Such a great idea. Thanks.

  2. Angie Dyer says:

    Love your bunnies! So sweet for spring and for a Happy Easter!

  3. Alissa says:

    These are the cutest bunnies ever!! What inspiration!!
    I can’t decide which is my favorite ^_^ ! I love ‘em all!!!

  4. CraftyB says:

    How sweet. Easter is only a hop or two away!! Love the Mom and baby bunny – perfect color for Spring.

  5. Becca Christensen says:

    I have bunnies decorating my house year round. Just found a few more to add to them. Thanks for the darling ideas.

  6. Sara Tanner says:

    Good lord these are soooooo CUTE!!!! I’ve just got to try needle felting. And those sock bunnies, ahhh everything is so cute!

  7. studiorose says:

    Awwwww! That prim felted bunny is the best! I’m sure your crocus-eating bunny is still around; he just hasn’t made the trip to your garden yet. :)

  8. LisaM6 says:

    Love the bunnies. What cuties.

  9. Katiria says:

    There are no bunnies in my yard but we have seen giant rats.. EEWW.
    The “Easy Amigurumi Bunny” looks difficult to me but worth it because he’s just the cutest!

    • Sharon says:

      EEWWW! Oh man, giant rats? I’d like to think that our crazy winters do away with a lot of those! You can make this bunny — you just wrap yarn around the balls of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. You can do it! Happy crafting. Sharon

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