Pom Pom Bunnies Tutorial!
Spring is just around the corner and if you are slightly upset you didn't receive your very own bunny for Easter don't worry we have got it covered. A super-duper tutorial to get creative and make one of your own little Thumper!
We fell in love with these Pom Pom Bunnies as soon as we saw them - who wouldn't? They are so simple and easy to make, perfect for children of all ages. If you fancy having a go, hop along and follow our step-by-step tutorial!
You can use any kind of wool to make your bunnies, and different pom-pom makers for bunnies big or small!
You will need:-
- Pom-pom maker (small and large)
- Strong glue
1. Start by wrapping the end of your wool around one side of your pom-pom maker as shown. Keep wrapping, working from side to side - the more wool you wrap around, the more thick and fluffy your bunny will be! (picture 1)
2. Once you’ve filled one side, fold it into the centre and move onto the next side, repeating the process. When both sides look even, fold them into the centre and cut the wool leaving a 10cm tail. (picture 2)
3. Cut an additional piece of wool, about 20cm and place it aside. Now start carefully trimming the layers of wool along the outer ridge of your full pom-pom maker, holding it together firmly as you go. (picture 3)
4. Once you’ve trimmed all the way around, take your 20cm length of wool and slot it into the outer ridge. Meet up both ends of the wool and tie it in a very tight knot! Do a couple more knots for good luck. (picture 4)
5. Now you can prize away the pom-pom maker which separates into two pieces, leaving you with a lovely bundle of fluff! Give your pom-pom a roll in the palm of your hand to even it out. You can give your pom-pom a trim if you like, but leave the long tails as we’ll need those later.
6. Repeat this process with the other pom-pom maker, so you have two different sized pom-poms. Now tie them together tightly using the long strands, creating a body shape.
7. Cut out your bunny’s ears and eyes from coloured felt, and attach them using your strong glue. You could even add feet and a little tail if you like! (see above picture)
There we go, I hope it keeps your little ones - and you of course - busy. Now you just have to name them. Happy Making!