One more bunny post! Allison’s mom provided me with a neat, customizable bunny pattern that uses felt and pipe cleaners- two things that seem to multiply in a craft stash bin. I was extremely impressed that she found this pattern from 1983. There are things on my kitchen table that I consider officially lost, and there’s no way I could conjure up something from over thirty years ago!
If Easter is just coming too fast at this point, other colors of felt could be used for upcoming birthday or baby shower decorations. The ears could be made shorter for a cat or dog, and the face could be fabric paint or embroidery. Such a neat template!
And since pipe cleaners come in packs, I found these adorable bunny ears from Dailylike: http://blog.dailylike.com.au/projects/project-easter-bunny-costume-by-lisa-tilse/:
These Easter bunny napkin rings from Make and Takes: http://www.makeandtakes.com/a-wee-enchanted-garden-and-easter-bunny-napkin-holders
And this unique toddler activity from Sorting Sprinkles, with pipe cleaner carrots in an egg carton garden:
I got some Threshold brand kitchen towels from Target to make my kitchen bunny, since we were there mulling over the Pokemon cards this weekend. We got a gold one that looked like a pretty fierce spider monkey, so the oldest son was pleased.
I had some twine left from another project. I never give away twine, it's amazing, especially when you're having to quickly baby-proof something you didn't realize a baby would ever care about. Twine and baby wipes- don't know if it's addressed in "The Walking Dead," but that's all you'll need in the zombie apocalypse.
Anyway, back to Easter bunnies. I folded the head-torso towel into thirds, then thirds again, and I segmented it with twine before I looped in the second towel.
I took the rolled towel through the head, then crossed it within the torso portion figure-eight style. A twine bow at the top, sent through in the same way as the ears, tightened up the head and added definition.
I loved the way the tassels accented the dress and apron in this set. Grateful to Allison's mom for sharing!
And you don't have to worry about your kids squeezing them like the Looney Toons abominable snowman.