Easter is coming, so I’ve decided to make a fun, little Easter craft!
I found a picture of pom pom bunnies, like the ones above, on Pinterest and decided to make some of my own!
Before we begin crafting, we need to gather some supplies.
- Yarn (I used both super fine, 1, and light weight, 3, yarn)
- Pom Pom Makers (I used the small ones, but the big ones can be used too!)
- Small pink pom poms
- Medium white pom poms
- White embroidery floss
- Small black beads
- White felt
- Glue (I used hot glue)
Now that we’ve gathered our supplies, let’s get started!
The first step is to make one of each size pom pom from either the small or large pack. This video really helped me understand how to use my pom pom makers.
Once you get the hang of it, making pom poms is really easy and very fun!
Once your pom poms are made, it’s time to assemble your bunny!
Take your sheet of felt and cut two small ears out of it. I recommend free handing the ears. I traced out my first set of ears with pencil and they ended up looking dirty with pencil streaks all over them. It’s harder to free hand, but it will look better in the long run.
Next, tie two pieces of embroidery floss together to create whiskers. In the picture below, I show thick whiskers, but when it came time to attach the whiskers to the bunny’s face I decided to make them thinner.
To make thinner whiskers, take one thread out of the three or four that are wrapped together in the single embroidery floss thread and tie that single thread like you did before to create the thick whiskers.
Now it’s time to glue it all together! I used hot glue because I find it easier to work with. Hot glue eliminates the majority of drying time and allows you to craft much faster than tacky or Elmer’s glue would.
I started by gluing the small pom pom on top of the larger pom pom. Glue the small one a little off to the side to create definition between the bunny’s head and body. If you glue the pom poms directly on top of each other you’ll achieve a snowman look. (Which is not what we’re going for but may be useful information for a fun winter craft!)
Before I glued the pink nose onto the bunny’s face, I glued the whiskers to the back of the nose.
I recommend gluing the ears on before the eyes and nose. You may have to move the strands of the pom pom aside to create a little hole to stick the ears down in.
I think having the ears in place first makes it easier to create a more symmetrical bunny face.
Glue the nose on after the ears. Try to line up the nose directly between the ears about halfway down the bunny’s face. I would aim for wherever the pom pom is at its widest. Does that make sense?
Once the nose is in place, go ahead and glue on the eyes. You may have to dig a hole for the eyes, much like we did for the ears.
Once you have your face glued on, turn the bunny around and glue on the tail!
When the bunny is sitting on a flat surface, the majority of the tail should be visible!
Once the tail is glued on, your new bunny friend is ready to frolic in the grass! Repeat the steps above to create as many bunny friends as you would like!
Happy Easter and happy crafting!!