DIY Pom Pom bunnies

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Something fun for you all to do with the kids while on Spring break, or any break at that matter. They have closed schools all around this world. It is so important to help keep those little ones mind occupied and not in places of worry. Try to keep their lives as normal as possible. Yeah, they know something is up, but no need to dwell on that. After 9/11 happened to keep our children (ages 2 and 4 at the time) happy we played vintage Disney (you know, Cinderella, Snow White…the good old days of Disney when Walt was around) and had the biggest birthday party for my daughter, everyone came. All us adults needed a 5 year old birthday to get back to living in happy times. I think I even face painted some of the adults faces that day. We all just needed some silliness at a time when our country lost so many.

So here’s some silliness for you all…pom pom bunnies. You will need some yarn, felt, glue, scissors, cardboard (use an empty cereal box), wiggle eyes or beads, tiny pink pom pom, medium sized white pom pom or cotton ball.

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First you will have to make two card board discs. You can use small bottle tops as templates. You are drawing out two donuts and cutting out the centers.

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Once you have cut out two cardboard disc Start wrapping yarn strands around the disc.

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wrap yarn around the whole disc. I wrapped it around twice.

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Once completely covered start cutting the center between the two discs. Cut all around the discs.

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Then tie off center. I pull hard and double knot to make sure all the yarn is held in place.

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Then pull discs away and trim pom poms into shapes for your bunny.

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One large pom pom for the body, one medium pom pom for the head., and two small pom poms for the paws or little bunny legs. If you want all four legs , just make four. I just used the bunnies to hang over little baskets. You can use different sized lids for different sizes of template sizes. One time just for fun we traced a large plate and made a multi-colored pom pom ball. It was huge. The yarn colors I used for these bunnies were browns, grey, pink and white but you can use all kinds of colors to design your bunnies.

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To make the ears I just drew out some ear shapes on a piece of paper to get an idea of what size and shape I wanted. Cut the pieces out and trace onto felt then glue two pieces together.

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Then I sewed the ends to shape the ears.

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After you have finished your felt ears you can start gluing all your pieces together. Glue the body to the head and ears to the head first.

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Add two pom poms to the front.

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Then glue a white pom pom to the back.

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Add eyes and a pretty bow. I used little black beads as eyes but you can use buttons, or wiggle eyes too.

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Make several bunnies to give out as gifts. I think everyone could use one of these bunnies now. Should call these cheer up bunnies.

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I love real bunnies of course but I think it is so important that we don’t just buy them for Easter. Poor bunnies every where end up being in shelters because once they get big and become a problem the children loose interest. They take too much work to take care of them. Make yarn bunnies instead if your children ask for a real one. I know, it isn’t the same but at least they don’t poop everywhere. Hey, we all need some laughs right now. Have fun with this one you guys. Before you know it, you will have bunnies all around your house. Play bunny hide and seek. Instead of looking for eggs, search for bunnies. Make different colored bunnies and turn them into a lesson on colors.

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Happy crafting everyone.

 

 

 

 

67 Comments Add yours

  1. Mommy Me says:

    Awww 😍 adorable they are!!

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  2. simplywendi says:

    these are absolutely adorable. thank you for showing me how to make pom pons, I want to make some for the top of hats that I make. 🙂

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    1. I love winter caps with pretty multi colored pom poms and there is so much yarn out there, have fun.

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      1. simplywendi says:

        🙂 thank you!!!

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  3. Tanya says:

    These are so cute. I’m making cute Easter crafts with felt. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Tanya, can’t wait to see them. I have to head over to your site soon. We are headed out the door right now. Outdoor things, as long as no crowds. The Costco by our house right now has 75 people waiting in line and they are not even opened yet. They are being handed golden tickets for toilet paper and are only allowed one set per shopper. Toilet paper is flying off the walls over there, meanwhile at the store around the corner from us they had a whole section in the back.

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    2. Dear Cheri,

      I concur with Tanya! Thank you for sharing your fabulous ideas about making these cute Pom Pom bunnies.

      I would like to share more ideas with you about Easter bunnies with my post published at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/easter-in-modern-multimedia-perspective/

      Please enjoy. 🙂 May you and Tanya have a lovely Sunday and a happy mid-March!

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      1. Thank you, and you as well. Have a very happy and beautiful Sunday too.

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  4. Liz says:

    Aww. So cute. They easily put a smile to ones face. I certainly needed this.
    Maybe I ought to make one when I am back home today.

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    1. They would look cute with your elves up by the window.

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      1. Liz says:

        My elves are never in one place. But if they are ever near the window bird watching, then they could come across a bunny, or two.
        The bunny, or two could join with my hedgehog. 🙂

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      2. I love hedgehogs, so cute.

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  5. mel says:

    It’s so adorable! Kids would love these cute bunnies!

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    1. Thank you Mel, I bet you could design some really cute ones too, you have a good eye for that. I like that they are pretty inexpensive to make, Just some yarn and felt and beads for eyes.

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    1. Thank you, wish I could take the full credit but pom pom animals have been around since the 70’s or early, maybe the 30’s…I don’t know. They were fun to make and the kids will love them in their baskets.

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  6. Invisibly Me says:

    Aww so sweet, and I love the idea of bunny hide & seek! xx

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  7. Camie says:

    Too cute! 🐰🐇 Great tutorial.

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  8. Liz says:

    You have got me on this project since I seen this post and replied. I am in process of making my first one.
    I have pom pom makers which I have only just used for the first time after some years having them. You have inspired me. I have a feeling I will be making 2 or 3 of these. 🙂

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    1. Awww…that is so sweet. I flatten the large pom pom and trimmed and cut it into a shape of a rabbit body, and the same thing with the face. There are so many fun little animals you can make with pom poms. I have another post coming up next week on pom pom Easter chicks with pipe cleaner legs.

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      1. Liz says:

        I will look out for that one. I had chicks on my mind. 🙂

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      2. I need to write it up. You know how that goes. Today I am trying to catch up with some other sites and also home stuff and now preparing for this cities chaos that I fear will only get worse the more people panic. I might be off for awhile but I will have some pre-scheduled post for everyone to at least read.

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      3. Liz says:

        Take care. It’s the reactions of others that concerns me more.

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      4. You are 100% correct, the people have no reason to go into a panic and some of this stuff they are fighting over is ridiculous. Careful though, with everyone sick around the world, the factories are closed and there will be other shortages.

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      5. Liz says:

        I have been lucky to go into a shop and buy what I need, with the exception of hand gel. But I still have hand gel from last year before all this started.
        If we are going to be short there’s nothing I can do if its not there.

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      6. That is true and regular soap is good too, in fact it is better to wash with soap and water but hand gel is great for when we can’t. There are kids making gel here and selling them on their streets like they used to do with lemonade stands.

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      7. Liz says:

        Yes, soap and water always comes first. Hand gel is ok when you don’t have access to a sink, like out and about travelling

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      8. Liz says:

        My bunny is rather round, the first one I made. I didn’t do any trimming, as I wasn’t sure. I only trimmed the tail after fluffing it up a bit, before gluing on. But I feel I am looking at a rabbit. I will trim on my next one. 🙂

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      9. That’s the fun part about creating, each piece will have it’s own personality. That first bunny of yours was just meant to be a chunky one, so cute. I added the extra information on trimming pom poms into other shapes because that is how we soft sculpt these into little critters. Kind of like how gardeners shape bushes into certain shapes by how they cut them up. Most important thing is to just have fun with it and know that each piece will look different. The more you make, the better you will get with designing your animals.

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      10. Liz says:

        Yes. Thank you for that. I have cert had fun. I have since, even though I said I wouldn’t, trimmed a little. But only a little with it complete. I didn’t want to risk spoiling.
        When I have made my other one later in the week, I will share in my blog, sharing a blog link to your post, in case anyone else would like to make their own.

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      11. That is so sweet, thank you. I can’t wait to see what bunnies you created.

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  9. eginnydesigns says:

    These are just adorable! I love that you showed how to make templates – I’ve always loved the idea of making my own pompoms but never wanted to invest in a pompom maker, so this is perfect! Thank you!!

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    1. You’re very welcome and thanks for liking it. Have fun making some.

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  10. ourcrossings says:

    O my goodness, I don’t think I’ve seen cuter bunnies than yours! What a fantastic yet simple idea. We are waiting to see if Ireland is going into lockdown, so far just the schools, colleges, restaurants and pubs are closed yet still many people are getting ready for not-so-typical work day tomorrow! Stay safe 😊 Aiva xxx

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    1. Please stay safe over there as well. We also just got word that all our schools in our state are now closed. The restaurants are still open though. We were out this weekend before they closed the schools and I think issued a state of emergency for the whole country, which they have done now. So far our family in Italy is doing okay, but a little stir crazy. I don’t know about family in the UK, we have an aunt that is very sick and has cancer so she is in Chemo over in the UK. Last I heard she was hoping to get back to the Canary island but we all know what traveling is like now and she is in no way okay to travel. I feel like I am in a nightmare sometimes, everything is surreal and so strange. When we went to an outside market everything seemed okay, and no one seemed too concerned. We left when people started coming. We went very early and we were the only ones around beside the employees. plus this is away from the city where the community cases were reported but we all know how that works…it spreads. The grocery stores here have lost their minds, well the people that is. They are going early and waiting in the back of stores when shipments come in, then they grab crates of items to buy like potatoes, instead of a bag which is normal. Most of these people will end up throwing away some of this stuff because that many potatoes for one person will rot unless they know how to can them. These are people who live in small apartments in the city. Where are they putting all these items and toilet paper I wonder.

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      1. Oh, whoops…forgot something, Thank you. Glad you like the bunnies.

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  11. Holly says:

    My sweet friend, these could not be any cuter if you tried!! I have shared your post on social media because this is very much the perfect project to brighten anyone’s spirits! I absolutely love these. If I was good at crafts, I’d definitely be making these.

    You have taken a drab day and turned it all around. Then again, you ALWAYS do. Love you my friend. I am praying for you and your wonderful family. 🤗

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    1. Awww shucks, you are too kind, what my dad would have said…I miss that from my dad. Sending lots of love back your way. Hope whoever makes these bunnies does cheer up a bit, we all need a little happiness right now. Oh, and you definitely can make these, they are not hard at all, at least give it a try, bet you will surprise yourself. Have a great week and stay safe out there.

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  12. daisydust02 says:

    These are just adorable! love the idea of bunny hide and seek. 🙂 ♥

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    1. Thank you, it will keep the kiddos busy.

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  13. These are adorable! I’m sending this to my daughter to do with her kids. 🙂

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    1. Awww…thank you. She will have so much fun.

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    1. Thank you Liz, just read the post and I love it. Your bunnies came out so adorable.

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  14. These are absolutely adorable. I will definitely be making them at home and maybe next year at an art workshop once this virus thing is all over.

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      1. Want to run an online tutorial with me via Zoom where we can all make them together? Since we can no longer do this in groups I thought it would be fun to do together in an online environment? It would have to be at a time when i t is your evening though. Are you in Canada? What time would it be for you at our 10 or 11am in Australia?

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      2. Thank you, great idea. I have too much going on right now but sounds like fun. I bet your hospital group will enjoy this. Those kids will have a lot of fun.

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      3. Thank you. I will be running it next week.

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      4. But I will share the photos with you.

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  15. Reblogged this on Coolncreative and commented:
    Get ready for Eater with these cute Pom Pom Easter bunnies.

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  16. OMG! I can’t get over how cute they are! Absolutely adorable!❤

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    1. Thank you, just made me smile. They are so easy to make too.

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  17. R Qube says:

    Amazing

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