Easter Burlap Bunnies Craft Ideas Even Young Children Can Help With

My kids are on spring break this week and we are still experiencing single digit temperatures at night!  It sure doesn’t  feel anything close to spring.  Believe me when I say, we’re looking for all of the spring crafts we can do to hopefully bring spring our way.  Easter is next Sunday and I want to share some cute burlap bunny crafts you can sew and your kids can help decorate and paint. Below is a supply list of what you need to make the bunnies.

 Burlap Bunnies Supply List

Let me share what we have made so far.

I purchased a roll of burlap, cut two pieces and folded them in half

The pieces are folded in half and look deceivingly smaller in these photos than the actual size.

The pieces are folded in half and look deceivingly smaller in these photos than the actual size.

Next you cut a V in the middle.

Next you cut a V in the middle.

Then I trimmed the tops to look more like rabbit ears.

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Next, I just took it to my sewing machine and sewed each side up to right under the ear.

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Turned it right side out.

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Then I stuffed it with fiberfill.  If you want you could also used dried beans.

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Off to the sewing machine where I sewed around the ears and in between to securely hold the filling.

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You then tie with a ribbon of your choice. Next, you can paint, color with markers or paint pens the inside of the ears and make a face.  I added buttons for cuteness, you can really have fun here and the kids love to help!  You can add a white cotton ball tail to the back side of the bunnies.  These make adorable country inspired decorations or you can make one for everyone with their name as place holders for dinner.  There are so many great ways to use them and they are simple to make.

 

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Next, I wanted to make a bunny to hang on the door.  This nearly turned to a Pinterest Fail but I turned it around.  I just found a basic bunny template online and printed it out.  I had to extend it because it was too large for the paper.  I pinned and cut the pattern out of the burlap.

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Then off to the sewing machine to sew around the bunny.  Leave a part open so you stuff it.

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After you stuff it, just sew the opening close and trim your threads.

Here is the almost Pinterest fail.  We had wanted to put polka dots on the natural burlap with the spouncer brushes but it did not go as planned. LOL

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 Back to the drawing board and we painted the bunny purple, leaving the edge natural and adding pink polka dots.

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Then you want to find a ribbon to hang it with.

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We decided to continue the polka dot theme.

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 I attached the ends of the ribbon to the bunny some machine stitches.

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You can add a ribbon around the neck or other embellishments.  I chose to keep ours plain country simple for the side door.  Let me know if you try some burlap bunnies and how they turn out. If you want to make things really easy they have burlap already printed with polka dots or you could make egg shapes and use with multi color burlap or chevron stripe.  Happy Easter! Please if you are in a warm part of the country would you send some spring our way!  Let me know what you think and if you tried any of these crafts.

 

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