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The perfect craft to celebrate Easter AND National Pet Month, pom-pom bunnies are seriously cute and offer hours of crafting fun! The fun isn’t just for you, though. Thanks to our simple guide, you can get the kids involved too. There’s a little bit of sewing involved, which you’ll have to do, but you can support your junior crafters in creating the pom-poms, ears and adorable features. So, what are you waiting for? There’s plenty of fun to be had creating these bunnies and the kids will love keeping them as soft toys!
Using the same yarn that you’ll use to create the pom-poms, cut a length of yarn that is approximately 12” long, and then set it aside. Cut out the printed bunny ears (download our PDF above and print out at home) and set them aside.
To create a large pom-pom, take the ball of yarn and begin winding the yarn round four of your fingers. Wind enough yarn to create a large pom-pom. (The more yarn you wind, the fuller the pom-pom will be!)
Cut the end of the yarn, making sure it doesn’t unravel from your fingers. Take the pre-cut yarn (from stage 1) and insert the end through the top of the wound yarn on your fingers, and then pull it through to the other end. It’s best to do this on the palm side of your hand.
Pull the ends of the inserted yarn together and tie them in a single knot around the tip of your finger. Make sure you tuck the loose end of yarn from the yarn wound around your fingers under this knot.
Slip the now tied yarn off your fingers, pull the tied yarn tight, and tie another knot to secure it. You should now have a pom-pom featuring lots of individual yarn loops.
Using the scissors, snip the end of each loop to create a fluffy pom-pom; be careful not to cut the knot securing the pom-pom.
You need to repeat the process again to create another pom-pom. This pom-pom needs to be slightly smaller as it will be the head of the bunny. To do this, simply wind the yarn around three of your fingers, instead of four.
Now it’s time to create the ears. Using the cut-out bunny ears (from stage 1), draw the ears onto tracing paper and then cut them out. Using sewing pins, secure the tracing paper ears onto the felt and then cut around them.
To create the inside of the ears, use the same template again; simply cut the printed template down to the second ear outline and then repeat the same process for creating the bunny ears.
Layer the two pieces of felt fabric for each ear together and glue them using a hot glue gun or standard adhesive glue. Allow them to dry for 5 – 10 minutes.
To create a nose, cut the corner from a sheet of felt or a small triangle from the felt cut-offs.
Now it’s time to assemble the bunny! Using thread that’s the same colour as the yarn, sew the small pom-pom to the large pom-pom; this will create the bunny’s head and body. Do the same for the bunny ears.
Using a hot glue gun or standard adhesive glue, glue the googly eyes and the felt nose to the small pom-pom to give the bunny features.
To complete the bunny, glue a mini pom-pom to the back of the large pom-pom to create a tail.