Make a super easy washcloth bunny craft this Easter (also known as boo boo bunnies).
Our bunnies are no-sew and are easy enough for kids make. They make adorable 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.
You might also like our free printable bunny baskets
These washcloth bunnies are a nostalgic craft project made from a happy childhood memory.
When I was a kid my Nan would frequent the local craft markets. She was more of a craft fan than a crafter herself – I don’t think I ever saw her crafting in her life.
But, she loved to buy handcrafts and send them to her grandchildren as Christmas & birthday gifts. She would mail parcels filled with wrapped up pretty things to me and 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 would make them from the old washers in Mum’s cupboard which is where the inspiration for this project came from.
One year I decided to make 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 — or use our free printable paper eyes for a more eco-friendly version
- 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 they were preschoolers, now I think I’ll teach them how to make one themselves.
More Easter ideas you can make from simple materials:
- Upcycle a ceral box into an Easter basket
- These cute paper roll bunnies are fun and easy to make
- Here is a printable bunny sweet box cover that would make a nice small gift
- Create an Easter hat from a paper cup
- Easter bunny pom pom poppers are SO much fun!
I loved!! Thank you!
Cynthia Jenkins says
I had these in the house when my girls were growing up. We called them Boo Boo bunnies and put an ice cube in the back to put on a “boo boo” when the kids got hurt. Thank you for the directions. Now the grand kids can have their own Boo Boo Bunnies!
I love that they were called Boo Boo bunnies. I’ve never heard of that name before
I made the Boo Boo Bunnies years ago for my grand-babies. I guess I need to make some for the great-grand-babies now.
They will love them!
A plastic egg with a goody was placed in boo boo bunny.There was a poem we attached to the bunny telling Mama to put an ice cube or freeze water inside plastic egg and wrapped in the cloth apply to boo boos for relief.
That’s a lovely way to use the bunnies, I’d never heard of ‘boo boo bunnies’ before sharing this craft
Mom-Mom Chrissy says
I made a total of 22 so far this Easter ,they make awesome gifts for everyone including teachers,dance instructors,grown children,little children,grandparents…be sure to keep one for yourself as well .Love love love this fun lil Bunny..Thank you for the idea!
That’s gorgous! I’m so glad you like them and I hope all the people you made them for do too.
Hi, these are the cutest. Do you recommend a type of glue? Like a fabric glue?
Fabric or tacky craft glue would be best. I actually used ordinary Elmers glue but one eye has fallen off a bunny so I wouldn’t recommend it
Nancy Spencer says
What type of glue would you use so the eyes and nose come off to use as a washcloth?
I’d say anything that is “washable”. Kids craft glue would work.
Fretta Mitchell says
I have been making these for years. I add a small plastic cube that can be frozen and call them Boo-Boo Bunnies. The kids love them.
That’s such a great idea, I didn’t know about the boo boo bunny use before writing this article
i still have a “Boo Boo bunny from my grandmother. It is about 40 years old now, and still works great. She never taughtr us how to make them so… THanks for the instructions now I can make them for our grand children .
Is there a recommended size for the cloth used?
Just a standard sized washcloth works well
I love those bunnies. I have made them before. They really come out cute.
They do! Kids love them too
Susan Hull says
Think I’ll try this for decoration at our school lunch room. So cute and wouldn’t be real expensive!!
That sounds like a great idea!
Carrie K says
Is the glue washable so the kids can actually use the wash cloth eventually?
I used fabric glue and pulled the eyes off, now using the bunnies as ordinary washers. You can pull the dried bits of glue off
These are adorable. Can’t wait to make them with my grandkids. Love the idea of the boo boo bunnies to.
Hope they have fun!
Edith Jones says
I can’t imagine anyone wanting to take them apart to use the washcloth later. I have had a couple of them for about 40 years. This has inspired me to make some for my great grandchildren. Thanks for the reminding;
That’s amazing! I hope your grandchildren love them too 🙂
thank you 🙂
Andrea Wojciechowski says
I made one for each of my grandchildren; had all supplies except wash clothes, purchased those from the dollar store. Turned out super cute!
I’m so glad you had fun with these 🙂
I am physically disabled and I have to order my supplies. What millimeter are the googly eyes and the nose? I had 7 millimeter eyes and they were too small. Many patterns I’ve seen No one says what size eyes! Lol
The pandemic I didn’t get to see my five grandchildren so I want of the supplies on hand when I get to see them in a couple months. Everyone will be vaccinated then.
Thank you Dear, I loved your variation plus the other ideas u linked.
We did this craft a while ago so I can’t measure them (because I no longer have the bunnies), but the eyes I’ve used look about 12-15mm. You could order a mixed pack and just use the ones which look best on your bunnies.
Heather Hinks says
I will be making wash cloth bunnies with the children at our after school vacation care program for their Easter activity this coming week. They will be super easy for the children to make.
I hope they have fun!
I’m so excited when I see the posts on the deferent crafts I am eager to make a cloth bunny
Thank you 😊