Easter is in the air! So why not make some bunnies with our little bunnies? Here is a wonderful way of making bunnies out of socks and the best part is it is a no-sew bunny!
- Large tape
What to do:
- Take the sock and put it over the tape roll so that you can easily pour rice into the sock.
- Once you have fixed the sock over the tape, using a small cup start pouring rice into it.
- Fill the rice into the sock until you reach the ankle portion of the sock.
- Now form a pear shape with the rice-filled portion such that the upper portion forms the head and the lower portion the body.
- The ankle portion on top of the head forms the ears of the bunny.
- As you make the pear shape and get the head and body, first tie the ear portion on top of the head using a twine. Ensure you tie it tightly.
- Next tie another twine that separates the head and the body. This forms the neckline.
- Now you need to cut the upper part of the sock vertically so that you get 2 ears of the bunny. You also need to further cut each of these pieces to give the shape of an ear.
- Mark the eyes of your bunny using a marker. You can simply put a dot or make it a little oval in shape.
- To keep its mouth simple, you could simply put an X.
- Now give the final touch by tying the ribbon around its neck and making a bow.
- Your Easter bunny is ready!
Hints and Tips
- Generally, the colours of the bunny and socks will coincide easily. You can make them in brown, black or even grey.
- Also, for the mouth, you could use a red coloured marker.
- You can shape the ear any way you want; you can make them short and oval-shaped or long and droopy or any way you would like it to be.
- Make sure you secure the ankle portion tightly with the twine as it will prevent the rice from falling off.
- This activity develops creativity in a child. Ask them to think of something else that they could make in a similar manner. It may be a doggy or a pussy cat or anything else.
- This proves to be a great sensory activity too as they play, touch and feel the bunnies made out of rice. It rejuvenates the palm muscles and is a very good muscular activity.
- You can substitute something else as stuffing but the sensory act can be satisfied only if we use rice or maybe some larger sand particles like the grit.
- The kids can make such bunnies and gift them during the Easters. Gifting inculcates a lot of values in a child.