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I’m obsessed with socks – I love them – the colour, the variety , the feel – oooh I could go on…!It’s no surprise then, that I always have plenty of socks at my house, it gets embarrassing for my older children when we’re out & about these days & I’m cooing over socks saying things like ‘oh this could be… ‘ and ‘doesn’t this sock look like…’
Anyway they weren’t too embarrassed to be involved in this sock creature activity I devised – in fact we ended up with a whole warren of bunnies – well you know what they say about rabbits. Just a couple of big knots is all you need to make this simple no sew sock creation, so even the youngest crafter can make it with a little help from an adult.
So here goes…
You will need
- A sock
- Felt scraps
- PVA glue
- Stuffing –this can be toy stuffing, shredded paper, newspaper, cut up bubble wrap or even old tights
1) Take your sock & fold it out so that the sole & heel are entirely flat (not in half like your usually see socks).Carefully using the scissors cut down the middle of the sock from the toe until you are about 1cm away from the start of the heel. These will be the ears of the bunny so the longer the sock the floppier those bunny ears!
2) Turn the sock inside out. Tie a knot at the cuff end (that’s the bit that holds your sock up) younger people may need some help here.
3) Turn your sock the right way round again & using whatever stuffing you have stuff until you reach the top of the opening. Make sure you are happy with the shape.
4) When you’re happy tie a big knot (or two) this closes the body & makes the ears hang down each side.
5) Using the scissors carefully cut out different shapes for your bunny face. You can do any kind of face you like – I’ve just kept mine really simple – and glue them on.
6) Your bunny is ready to be released!
You can have such fun with these little creatures, let your imagination run wild making bunny families & maybe even designing a warren. It’s such a cheap & cheerful activity too – that’s got to be a bonus these days!
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I used The Englishman’s old socks – had to roughly darn the heel first! Hope he, erm, won’t miss them!! I love the idea of using newspaper or bubble wrap. As I have a 6 month old in the house, I used newspaper in my bunny – nice and safe! When children are older, you could use fun buttons as eyes too! An old pillow case and jeans scraps for eyes and nose! Done. Took me 10min. As I write, Red Ted is napping, but I know he will be VERY excited to meet this little fella once he gets up. Bunnies rock in our house!
Well, here we have another lovely lovely Guest Post. This time from The Other Mousie – remember Monsieur Alphonse Poissonnier in Red Get Crafty? Well… here we have a super duper easy bunny version to make with children! (Scroll down to bottom for my attempt!)
***Please note – enjoy the tutorial make these with your kids. Have fun. Link back. Above all – This design may not be copied for commercial purposes.***
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