I am absolutely gushing over these adorable felt bunnies! They are super easy and take less than 15 minutes to make if you are looking for a simple Spring or Easter craft.
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They are the cutest solution to what to do with loose Easter candy in baskets or treats for an Easter party. As a kid, my mom used to divvy up the loose candy (like M&Ms, Robin’s Eggs) between the kids and tossed them in the basket intermixed in the grass. It looked cute, like little eggs hidden in the grass. But here’s the thing – we always used the same grass every year and no one washes plastic grass. Think about that for a second….yeah….a little gross.
- a square piece of felt but I imagine a napkin would work well too. I used an 8×8 piece of felt for mine that was 29 cents a piece at Micheal’s.
- candy of choice
- googly eyes
- rubber band
- glitter glue (multiple colors)
Steps to Making a Folded Bunny
Step 1- Lay a square piece of felt out flat. Put a small toy or handful of candy in the center if you choose.
Step 2 – Fold the top corner down half way to the center.
Step 3- Fold/Roll the folded end TWO MORE TIMES.
Step 4 – Bring the sides together that will be your ears.
Step 5 – Pinch the middle where the base of the ears will be. Adjust ears as necessary.
Step 6- Tuck the corner in and then pinch with the thumb to put in position. The picture may suggest it but I can’t do this one-handed. Someone had to hold down the camera button.
Step 7 – Pull the front sides up and back to smooth out the face area. Adjust ears again if necessary.
8. Secure with a rubber band (I used a hair band since I didn’t have one). The front face area will come just above the rubber band. Tie your ribbon underneath the rubber band, making sure it is tight enough to be secure but it doesn’t have to be super tight. My bows are made using the fork method.
9. Gently remove the rubber band if you want to. I used hot glue to adhere the rabbit’s eyes and glitter glue to make the mouth and nose. (I am a huge fan of stickles from ranger). You can mess around with the ears until you get them how you like them.
On Friday, I will share with you how I used these little guys during my Easter entertaining. Oh and one last thing. If this is going to a child, might I suggest wrapping the loose candy in a small baggy or the candy will most likely end up all over your floor. No fun. And these bunnies are all about the fun! Thank you for joining me today! Have you made any spring or Easter crafts? I would love to see and hear about them! You can always send them to my Facebook page and maybe get featured on the feed!
Have a great day,
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