We’re hopping down the bunny trail today, and Mr. Rabbit is the grand marshal of this parade of Easter crafts. I’m sharing a Yarn Bunny, and linking to 13 more Easter bunny crafts. I hope I have an Easter bunny for everyone, with bunnies made from paper, socks (two sock bunnies!), even loopy chenille (more on that later . . .) and a steampunk bunny. Some of these Easter crafts are for kids, too, who no doubt need a little something to keep them busy till the real Easter bunny comes. It was a lot of fun pulling together these Easter cuties – enjoy!
To make the Yarn Bunny, you will need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 4” egg
- White yarn (fuzzy yarn works well)
- Scrap of white felt
- 10mm wiggle eyes
- 3/8” pink pompom
- Grey quilting thread
- Thick white craft glue
- Optional: Pink chalk
- Tools: Scissors; craft pins; wooden skewer; serrated plastic knife
To make the Yarn Bunny:
1. Cut a small slice from the wide end of the egg using a plastic knife. The egg should be able to stand.
2. Place a dab of glue on the narrow tip of the egg and using wooden skewer, poke the end of the yarn into the foam egg; secure with a craft pin. Wind yarn tightly around the narrow point of the egg, adding a small amount of glue as you go; continue winding the yarn around the egg, keeping yarn close together. Add craft pins, if needed, to hold yarn in place till glue dries. Keep winding till egg is covered, and glue the end in place.
3. Cut out 3” ears and a 2 ½” x 2 ½” heart (for feet) from white felt.
4. Using wood skewer, make two small slits in narrow end of egg for the ears. Add a drop of glue in each hole. Fold the ears in half at the base. Using the skewer, poke end of each ear ¼” deep into slit.
5. Snip the point off the heart shaped feet and glue the feet to the flat bottom of the egg.
6. Glue on wiggle eyes.
7. Tie a knot in the middle of 3-5 strands of grey quilting thread to make whiskers. Pin the whiskers to the face. Glue the pink pompom on top of the knot.
8. Optional: Add a hint of pink to the ears and cheeks using chalk.
Here are several more easy Easter bunny crafts for the kiddos, all made with materials you probably have in your craft stash.
The Lollipop Bunnies from Clean and Scentsible are so cute, and would be fun favors for Easter dinner.
Here’s another fun (& funny) favor idea – the Bunny Tail Treat Cups from Delightfully Noted.
The Soap Bunnies are good, clean fun!
Chenille stems + foam balls = the Alpha Bunny by Marie at The Alpha Mom. Super simple!
Marie also designed the Q-Tip Bunny on her blog Make and Takes.
If you’re a paper crafter, check out our Paper Blossom Bunny. For a different spin, he’s made with foam cubes.
The super-sweet Silly Sock Bunny is made with – yes, you guessed it, socks!
Here’s another, goofy version of a sock bunny, the Sock-it-to-Me Rabbit.
The next two bunnies could be somewhat controversial . . . They’re made with loopy chenille, and it seems like people either love or loathe the stuff. I think it’s hard to be a loopy-chenille hater when you can make a Honey of a Garden Bunny with it.
Here’s another idea for a bunny that’s a little loopy – the Loopy Chenille Bunny Candy Holder from Factory Direct Crafts. (I mean really, how can you not like a bunny with a belly full of candy??)
Also by Debra Quartermain is the needlefelted, steampunk-style White Rabbit. Debra’s inspiration is the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.
I’ve saved my favorite for last – this super-sized, three-foot-tall replica of a Marshmallow Peeps Bunny. Eileen from The Seasonal Home shares her springtime front porch with Craftomaniac, and she shows how she fashioned her super-sized Peeps Topiary from a 2” thick sheet of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. I think it’s a lot of fun.
Speaking of Peeps, I hope you entered this week’s giveaway for the book Peeps!, all about ways to craft and create with Peeps year-round.
In other giveaway news, one of our winners from Easter Eggstravaganza Week didn’t check in, so I’ve drawn another name – Ambjer, you’ve won a craft apron and a three-pack of Starbucks Via coffee. Please contact me with your mailing address by end of the day Sunday.
Next week is the one-year blogiversary of Crafts ‘n Coffee, and I’ll start the celebration on Tuesday with a look back and a giveaway. It will be a fun week! If you’ve enjoyed Crafts ‘n Coffee, won’t you please be sure to subscribe, and share the blog with your friends, too. Thanks!
I wish you a wonderful holiday weekend!