These washcloth Easter bunnies are easy and quick to make, and they will hold a plastic or boiled Easter egg very well.
After Easter, you can use the bunny as a Boo Boo Bunny. Just nestle an ice cube inside the open circle instead of an Easter egg (or place some ice inside the plastic Easter egg) then hold the washcloth bunny against those little bumps and bruises to ease pain and swelling.
New: For video instructions on How to Make a Boo Boo Bunny, just scroll to the bottom of these project instructions.
- washcloth – a large baby washcloth is ideal
- rubber band
- two small black pompoms or plastic, movable eyes
- one small pink pompom
- one medium white pompom
- small amount of thin ribbon or yarn
- optional: small silk flower
1. Lay the washcloth on a table. Roll one corner, diagonally, into the middle. Roll the opposite corner in the same way, so that both rolls meet in the middle.
2. Hold the two sides together and fold the two ends backwards, over the top. Fasten a rubber band around the front area to form the head. Fluff out the two ends to make bunny ears. This photo shows a side view of the bunny so far.
3. Glue the white pompom to the back, to make the bunny’s tail.
Glue two small black pompoms in place as eyes. Glue a small pink pompom below the eyes as the nose.
Fasten thin ribbon around the bunny’s neck and tie it in a small bow. If desired, glue a small silk flower in the middle of the bow.
4. Your washcloth Easter bunny is finished now. But, wait – where’s the Easter egg?
Slip an Easter egg into the open circle at the back of each bunny, behind the ears. You should find that the bunnies will hold their Easter eggs in place quite well.
Now all you need to do is set your bunny in a hiding place, ready for the Easter egg hunt.