These cute sock bunnies are super quick and easy to make with the kids who will absolutely love playing with them.
But their appeal is not limited to child's play – they also make ideal, mess-free pets sitting quietly on your windowsill or even as a handy little doorstop.
What you need:
- Permanent marker pen
Take your sock and put it through the middle of the sellotape (I used two reels together), folding the top of the sock out over the tape to keep the mouth of the sock open.
Fill the toe of the sock with rice up to the beginning of the heel. If you prefer, you can use a funnel to pour in the rice to prevent spilling it. The sock should be able to stand up on its toe by itself.
Put your hand around the sock near to the heel and squeeze gently to form the small round head, making sure the body is bigger. Make sure you leave space at the top of the sock for the ears.
Use the string to tightly tie the top and bottom of the head. You may want to do the top first to avoid rice spilling out of the top of the sock. Tying the string will clearly define the head, the ears, and the body.
Add a small tail by pinching a small part of the bunny's body at the back and securing with string to form the tail.
Decide how long you want the ears to be then using scissors, cut off the remaining length of sock at the top. Cut long, leaf-shaped ears starting from the outer edges into the middle. Try and make them as symmetrical as possible. Trim off any unnecessary fabric.
Use the ribbon to tie a bow around the bunny's neck.
Finally, use a permanent marker to make two small dots for eyes and an X for the mouth. Make sure that they are evenly spaced. And voila – your lovely sock bunny is complete!
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