Do you love to knit or crochet? If so, you probably have a skein or two of yarn lying around the house. Even if you don’t knit you’ll still enjoy making a really unique Easter bunny that’s made from a skein of white yarn. Remove the wrapper from the yarn, then cut the yarn in two equal halves, and set the two separate groups on a table. Remove one strand of yarn from one of the stacks and set it aside.
You’ll need a three inch Styrofoam ball – or something similar – to make the head of the bunny. Set the ball on a vase, glass or another object, so that the ball will not roll. Take the first group of yarn and lay it on the ball from side to side. Position it to where both sides are equal. Now take the second group of yarn and lay it on the ball from front to back. Again, make sure the yarn is equal on both sides.
Gather the yarn around the ball as you lift it off of the glass. Gather the yarn around the bottom of the ball and hold it there while you reposition yarn pieces, if necessary. You should be able to look straight down at the yarn-covered ball and not see the ball at all. If you can see the ball in certain areas simply adjust the yarn to cover it. When the ball is completely covered use a rubber band to secure the yarn under the ball in the “neck” area of the bunny. Tie a pink, blue or other color of ribbon around the rubber band. If the ribbon will not hide the rubber band, tie the ribbon very tightly, then reach under it with scissors and snip the rubber band. Pull it out from under the ribbon and discard.
Set the ball back on the glass allowing the yarn to hang down inside. Take the piece of yarn that you set aside and slide it through the yarn on top of the head. Just thread the single yarn piece through several of the yarn pieces across the top of the head so that you can make a hanger. Tie the ends in a knot, trim, then work the knot underneath the yarn on the head. Your hanger is now complete.
You can now lay the rabbit on a towel to keep it still while you create the face and ears. Use hot glue to glue on wiggly eyes and a pink pom-pom nose. The nose pom-pom should be fairly small. Use two white pom-poms, slightly larger than the pink one, to form the muzzle. Simply glue the two white pom-poms next to – but slightly below – the nose pom-pom.
Use six pieces of black, stiff wire, inserted into the Styrofoam ball for whiskers, or just glue on strips of stiff twine. Another option is to cut very thin strips of Fun Foam to make the whiskers. No mouth is necessary for this Easter bunny. You will need to make ears, though, so use thin Fun Foam or even felt to create them.
Cut two sets of white ears and two sets of pink ones. The pink ears should be slightly smaller than the white ones. Cut two pieces of pliable craft wire to create ears that are bendable. Lay the white part of the ear on a table and position the wire in the center. Leave enough wire hanging below the bottom of the ear so that the wire can be inserted into the Styrofoam ball head. Glue the pink part of the ear onto the white part while trapping the wire between. Stick the wires into the head. Move the yarn around slightly to cover the bottom edges of the ears. Use glue, if need be, to keep the yarn around the ear bottoms.
Glue small flowers, strands of beads, or other embellishments onto the head to create a floral hat. If you want to, you can cut a circle of Fun Foam, make slits for sliding the ears through, then glue the foam hat in place. Now glue on flowers to help create the bonnet-type headdress. Or, do something more simplistic by simply gluing on the ears then gluing a satin bow on the head.
The yarn hanging down below the ball will be the body of the bunny. Take a few lengths of yarn from the left side, and a few from the right side, and bring them together in the center. Glue any type of small novelty atop the gathered yarn. The novelty can be a small plastic egg or something else. This novelty will hold the “paws” of the bunny together in front of him or her. Hang the finished Easter bunny up and enjoy!It’s easy to make an Easter bunny from a skein of yarn.Place a ball under the yarn to form the head.It’s easy to make an Easter bunny from a skein of yarn.Place a ball under the yarn to form the head.Glue on eyes and pom-poms to form the nose and muzzle.Purchase yarn here: www.michaels.com