It wasn’t that way back I advised my hubby that I used to be feeling a bit artful. He simply hates once I say that. He is aware of meaning I’m dragging him all the way down to the craft retailer so I can go searching and spend cash. He all the time jokes I can’t go alone as a result of somebody has to “monitor my spending.” That’s once I considered this concept: the Easter bunny craft.
I’ve all the time been the kind of individual that once I see one thing, I instantly get a number of concepts in my head of how it may be tweaked into one thing else. In the event you bear in mind, I created a Sock Snowmen craft one Christmas/winter season as a cute craft, and seeing one thing just like that gave me the concept for this cute little bunny craft!
Any Bunny Feeling Artful?
Let’s get began on the right way to make this lovable little Easter bunny craft. (In the event you don’t have a good time Easter in your college, that’s okay. You may completely simply create it for “spring,” proper?)
To get began, you’ll need the next supplies:
- Socks – I like to recommend pastel colours, however any colour is okay. Keep in mind, you will discover some on the greenback retailer. You want one sock per individual, and the size of the sock is simply the peak of the bunny actually.
- Rice – That is the filler half, however you should utilize different filler, such because the polyester filler they promote in craft shops or no matter you select. You would even use scrap paper for those who’re going for a tough sort of bunny.
- Eyeballs – the craft eyes. The dimensions is totally as much as you.
- Scissors – to chop the sock (the ears)
- Rubber bands – to create the neck and once more for the ear pinning
- Glue gun – I take advantage of this for velocity and insurance coverage that it stays in place. You, after all, can use different glue-like supplies. So long as you (or a guardian volunteer) are in command of this piece, it ought to be high quality.
- Different enjoyable stuff – This may be distinctive to every individual’s bunny craft, so learn on.
Creating the Bunny Craft
Step 1 – Collect all of the supplies wanted.
Step 2 – Open your sock and pour within the rice. Then, place a rubber band across the rice to create a “neck” space. See the (darkish, shadowy) picture beneath.
Step 3 – Subsequent, you’ll need to chop the ears. You’ll do that by beginning on the high of the sock and chopping down the center to the place you desire to your head to be. Right here you’ll add one other rubber band across the high of the bunny to create a head, BUT you’ll need to fold the “ears” again into it first.
What I did was first, I used a spot of scorching glue to attach the sock closed for every ear so I wasn’t coping with two items on every ear. Then, I wrapped the rubber band across the sock just a few instances, creating the top. After I did this, I then wrapped the final time inserting the ear piece. When it’s wrapped and the ears are folded again, it appears to be like like this picture beneath.
After all, you don’t must fold the ears. You may minimize them to the fitting dimension for those who choose. I folded them as a result of I discovered that once I minimize them, my sock curled up and bought all wonky. Sure, wonky. That’s the one means I can describe it. And, once I fold it, it’s sturdy sufficient to “rise up.” However, for those who discover a nicer means, please share. I like to study.
Step 4 – Now we’re going to add all of the little trinkets that make this bunny craft truly seem like a cute, lovable, little bunny! I added a ribbon across the bunny’s neck to cowl the rubber band. I might in all probability go for one thing a bit extra “attention-getting” than white, however once I went to tug all my ribbon, I found my kids had a ribbon social gathering or one thing with it.
I used a small piece of material that I formed right into a “stomach” for my bunny and glued it to her stomach. Moreover fabric, you might use felt (which may be very cheap, and you might simply divide it up for college students; one piece for each 4 college students or extra). Or, it appears to be like simply high quality with out something within the stomach area. You would additionally depart it with stable colours, similar to white.
I scorching glued on eyes and a flower to cowl the rubber band on the high the place my ears come collectively. You would alternatively use buttons, pom-poms, or every other trinkets. Once more, these might be gadgets you discover on the greenback retailer. I took a small piece of white felt (however any materials will do – even paper) and minimize out a small rectangle to create tooth. I added a line down the center to indicate two tooth. I additionally glued a spot of a pom-pom (minimize up a bit of) to make the nostril. (Nevertheless, the nostril might be fabricated from any materials additionally. I’m pondering subsequent time I would truly use a small piece of darkish pink felt and minimize it right into a small coronary heart form for the nostril!) Lastly, I glued a big white pom-pom on his again (or backside) to symbolize his tail. See the picture beneath.
So, when all is completed, I had created an lovable Easter Bunny craft that’s interesting and certain to seize consideration. It’s excellent for a centerpiece for the vacations or only a enjoyable exercise to do earlier than spring break when the scholars are getting a bit antsy! Both means, it’s certain to be partaking. Oh, and for those who’re searching for one thing simply as partaking for Earth Day (because it all the time follows Easter), take a look at my Freddie Fish weblog submit (with a freebie!) or my Earth Day Booklet.