Saturday, 19 March 2016

Pom Pom Spring Easter Bunnies

These cute pom pom bunnies have been popping up all over our home ready for Easter & the beginning of Spring. Such a simple seasonal craft for kids to create & they make the sweetest mini pets to share with friends. Here's how we made them.


To make our fluffy Bunnies we used Pom Pom Makers like these which come in a range of sizes, normally 2-4 of them in a pack. We used the large & medium Pom Pom Makers for our bunnies which were an ideal size for small hands to use, & much simpler (& quicker) than the traditional method of threading wool through card discs. 

If you're not sure how to use the pom pom makers take a look at this video from Blitsy Crafts which has a helpful step by step guide.


After guiding Minnie a little with the making of the first pom pom she soon got the hang of it & was able to make subsequent ones independently. Over the next few days I noticed more & more of these fluffy balls appearing, & it was clear that someone was obviously enjoying making them. We used a soft white yarn to make them but of course your bunnies could be any colour, or even a mixture of colours. 


To make our bunny ears we cut a pipe cleaner in half & then moulded each section into a long ear shape securing the ends together. For the feet we used white felt & a small circle of pink felt for the nose. 



To attach our bunny features to the pom pom we used a hot glue gun, making sure we pushed the pipe cleaner ears as close into the centre of the pom pom as possible. We then added 2 googly eyes & a small pom pom tail like these to complete our Easter Bunnies. (Obviously The glue gun was used under close adult supervision.) 


Make sure you keep an eye on these bunnies, as I said, once you've made one then more tend to pop up very quickly! 


To keep our Easter Bunny pets safe we added them to a basket which quickly became their 'home' & straw was added to keep them warm. Each was given a name & soon they were having their own adventures around the house & garden. 


These super soft bunnies would be a sweet surprise to discover on Easter Day, or a fun little gift to share with friends. They're perfect for inspiring some imaginative & creative play, & the process of making them encourages a range of motor skills.


Whether your Pom Pom Easter Bunnies stay with you or they hop off to someone else's home, I hope they bring as much joy, fun & wonder as our little bunny pets have to our pad. 
Hoppy Easter! 

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