project // easy bunny finger puppets
Need a quick Easter or springtime project? These bunny finger puppets come together in less than 30 minutes (plus drying time) and make a great little gift.
A pink rabbit has a very Easter Bunny look to it, but these little guys (or gals) don't just have to go in Easter baskets. When you have several bunny finger puppets they can play together and tell stories, which makes them fun for any time.
If you don't have need of finger puppets, you could make little bunny ornaments or even make a bunch and create a garland!
You will need:
Felt (wool-blend is good for this!)
Small white pompom
Craft/fabric glue -or- hot glue
BUNNY FINGER PUPPET PATTERN PDF
Use the template to cut out a front and back piece from felt. You may find it easier to trace the patterns onto freezer paper, iron it onto the felt, and then cut out the pieces.
Embroider the face onto the front piece using three strands of floss. I used french knots for the eyes, satin stitch for the nose, a straight stitch and a scallop stitch for the mouth.
I usually hold the pattern in front of the felt and poke the needle through the paper for placement. Then I freehand from there, trying to match the pattern as closely as possible. But you can stitch through the paper for the whole face, then tear away the paper.
Run a line of glue along the back piece stopping just above the feet.
Press the front piece onto the glue and if any oozes out the sides, wipe it away. Let the glue dry for at least an hour before you slide a finger in there. If you use hot glue, it will be ready to use in a few minutes.
Glue the pompom on the back of the bunny.
When the glue is dry, your bunny is ready to play!
And maybe your bunny will want a friend? Yep, pretty sure you need a whole herd of bunnies. And they look so fun in pastel colors along with some natural tones.
I left the arms facing out like on the pattern, but you could glue the arms folded to the front like this. It would make some of them look a little different, as though they're rubbing their tummy or waving hello!
And how about those little pompom tails! I love their faces, but part of me just wants to have them hop away so I get to see their fluffy bunny butts. Please don't judge me.
Now, what color bunnies will you be making?