This is a fun Easter craft project to do with the kids! And this sleepy bunny can be played with afterwards in and out of his cute carrot bed. So not only will get your kids doing something crafty, but will provide hours of entertainment afterwards too!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Felt fabric – orange, green and 2 or 3 other colors of your choice.
- Matching thread and needle
- Fabric glue (optional)
- Pencil – to trace the template
- Template (right click on image below and select print or save from the menu that pops up)
Print and cut out the patterns from the template. Trace the patterns on the selected felt fabrics and cut them out carefully.
There are 2 body parts for the bunny, take any one of the body parts and draw the face details on it lightly with a pencil. Prepare black or dark colored thread and needle and stitch the details by simply doing flat blanket stitches.
Once the face is done attach the 2 inner parts of the ears and the heart. You can either glue or stitch these pieces, it's up to you! Then place the 2 body parts together with the detailed part on the top. Whip stitch around the sides of both parts to join them. Make sure to keep a small opening for stuffing.
You can use the left over felt pieces for the stuffing. Just cut the unused felt into small pieces first and slide them into the opening until your bunny is a fluffy as you'd like. Then finish whip stitching to close the bunny up.
Take the 2 parts for the carrot with the smaller piece on the top of the big one, matching the bottom ends of both pieces. Whip stitch around the sides to join both pieces. Keep the top of the smaller piece open.
You're almost done! To finish, just stitch the 2 green leaf patterns on the top of the larger carrot piece. Place the larger leaf at the back and the smaller leaf in the front.
Now you're bunny is ready to sleep in it's little carrot bed!