Make a simple washcloth bunny this Easter.
These bunnies are no-sew and are easy enough for kids make. They make cute handmade Easter gifts too! We’ve put chocolate eggs in the back of ours but you could swap this for a strawberry heart soap or similar.
Now there is some nostalgia behind this project. When I was a kid my grandmother would frequent the local craft markets. She did not do any craft that I ever saw, nor did she have an artistic bone in her body (I know, I played Pictionary with her on more than one occasion). She went because she loved to buy handcrafts and send them to her grandchildren for Christmas & birthday gifts. Huge big packages filled with wrapped up pretty things for me & my sister. We loved it!
One year we received bunnies just like this, but with a scented smelly soap in the back instead of a chocolate egg. My sister (being the oldest & therefore the cleverest) pulled her bunny apart & figured out how to make them, so she showed me how to do it. We used to make them from the old washers in Mum’s cupboard, so that is where the inspiration for this project came from.
One year I made them for the girls as an Easter gift – but from Mum not the Easter bunny. They are super easy and quick to make too, here’s how.
How to make a washcloth bunny
You will need
• Washers or flannels (or whatever you call them in your country) – one per bunny
• An elastic band
• A piece of ribbon
• Googly eyes
• A cotton ball or pom pom
• A button or small pink pom pom for the nose
• A chocolate egg or a small soap for the back
Lay your washer flat on the table and roll it into a long tube starting from one corner.
Fold the tube in half and pinch together.
Bend the two tips back over themselves and tie with an elastic band. The shape now resembles a bunny and all you need to do is decorate it.
Tie a piece of ribbon over the top of the elastic band.
Glue on your eyes, nose and tail and your bunny is complete!
Pop an egg in the back and you’re good to go – told you they were easy!
The girls adored receiving them as Easter gifts back when I made these two, now I think I’ll teach them how to make them themselves.
More Easter Bunny craft ideas for kids:
• Make a pastel paper Easter Bunny basket using our printable template
• These cute paper roll bunnies are fun and easy to create
• These yarn bunnies are also made from paper rolls
• Here is a printable bunny sweet box cover that would make a nice small gift
• Make a cute and easy paper cup bunny hat
• Easter bunny pom pom poppers are SO much fun!