My family loves to craft, especially around the holidays. If you have little kiddos, Easter is such a fun holiday to celebrate! From decorating eggs to completing Easter egg hunts, there are endless activities to celebrate the beginning of Spring. So when I came across this DIY Sock bunny tutorial, I knew I had to try it. It’s a pretty simple tutorial that your kiddos will have a blast making. Here’s how to get started!
- A pair of scissors
- Tape( though not necessary)
- A few cups of rice( Although, using grit can be a good option)
- A sock
- A ribbon
- A marker
- Once you have gathered the tools use the following steps
- Take your sock and fill its toe with rice. You may consider using the large tape tube to help keep the mouth of the sock open, while others may use a funnel while pouring the rice. This will prevent you from spilling the rice on the floor.
- Next, fill the sock to the beginning of the heel so that it can stand by itself.
- Ensure that the toe has more rice than the upper top. However, ensure to form a well-shaped cylinder. Squeeze from the heel to form a small round head and a bigger body. This helps to distinguish between your bunny’s body parts. In addition, leave some space at the top of the sock for the ears.
- Use the twine to tie the upper part of the heel. This will distinguish between the head and the ears.
- Cut off the remaining upper part of the heel using your pair of scissors. This will make beautiful oval-shaped ears. However, get them to look symmetrical. Ensure that you trim off unnecessary material from the sock that would make the ears appear deformed.
- Use the ribbon and the twine to tie the middle of the head and body. The ribbon should appear at the top to make it look appealing. Ensure that the ribbon’s color can match with the sock’s color.
- Take the marker and make two small dots that make the eyes and an X to make the mouth. Ensure that they are evenly spaced.
- To make a tail, pinch a small part of the sock bunny’s body from the toe and use your twine to make the tail. Or if you prefer, you can use a small cotton ball instead!
And that’s it! After a few simple steps, you’ve got an adorable DIY sock bunny that your kiddos will love to take with them everywhere. What are some of your favorite spring crafts and activities? Let us know in the comments below!
Tutorial via Home and Gardening Ideas.