I admit that I have a soft spot for bunnies. I had two growing up and they were my favorite little pets for a long time. My husband on the other fan, is no fan of having pet bunnies so I have to settle for making my own. I mean, of course these are for my children… so here’s what I came up with and some basic directions for making your own! They were super easy to do and would be a sweet addition to any Easter basket. 🙂
Aren’t they cute?? I can’t give them to my kids for Easter because there’s no way they aren’t going to know I made them. I do plan on giving them to them tonight and I already know what they’re going to do with them, their favorite Easter game: hiding things around the house for the other to find. Normally they draw little paper eggs to hide, but I think these bunnies will be a fun addition.
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So the pegs I used are about 2.25″ tall. I do realize that they come in all shapes and sizes so you may need to shrink or enlarge the template I’ve drawn for the hat.
The first thing I did was paint the bodies. I only did one coat of paint and seeing them in the daytime I probably could have done another but I kind of like that weathered look. You can then seal them with varnish. I use the soy varnish pictured below.
I then traced the little hat template onto coordinating felt and sewed each of the darts together using a whip stitch. I also went around the perimeter of the hat with a blanket stitch. Finally I sewed the ears onto the back of the hat, about halfway up the hat so they poke out the top.
Then it’s just a matter of plunking the hat on the top of the head and gluing it down! I use a glue gun because it seems to keep them more secure but you have to act really quickly before the glue dries.
I hope you enjoy making little bunnies for your little bunnies! Happy Easter!!