01 May 2010

Boo-Boo Bunny...

Throwing a babyshower? Or just taking a gift? Here's a really cute idea I found for party favors or just to put in with a gift basket/bag. Boo-Boo Bunnies! They're really cheap to make and super-cute! 
Here is what you'll need:

Regular washcloths (any color or themed pink for girl, blue for boy, white for unknown, etc...)
Small pompoms 
Medium pompoms
clear rubberbands (can find great ones in the hair accessories)
ribbon (I recommend a thin ribbon that won't fray)
small-med. google eyes 
hot-glue gun

Begin with an unwashed washcloth. Lay on a flat surface with one of the corners facing you.
 Start by rolling the corner towards the center. Not too tight, or the bunny won't be fluffy enough. :) The pre-fold makes it easy to know where to stop. 
 Next, roll the other side towards the center.
 Then, fold the rolls in half with the split to the outside and the part on the surface (shown above) to the inside.
 Then fold that in half backwards leaving most of the ends on the top. See example below.
 Next, tie off the part that will make the head with a rubber band (I used white twine since I had no rubberbands). There should be a little more body than head. Adjust as necessary. Add your ribbon next to cover up the rubberband.
 The front of your bunny should look like the example above. I used a thin pink ribbon on a pink washcloth since this is for a girl. :) 
Next, attach your bunny's tail with hot-glue. If you're doing more than one boo-boo bunny, you can mix up the colors of the tails. On this one I used a white pompom with glittery fibers and on the others I used pink pompoms.

 Next, attach your google eyes and nose. Be careful about using too much hot-glue or you will have glue on the outside edges of your eyes and nose. 
 After that, just let the glue dry really well. And you can add the message below by printing off several (if you're making more than one) or it can be handwritten. 

If a boo boo has you feeling crummy,
Stick an ice cube in my tummy.
Hold it to your boo boo tight,
Soon everything will be all right!
These are super-easy to make and kids can help too! You can always use tacky glue instead of hot-glue. It's just faster to use hot-glue. :)
Hope everyone enjoys this little project! 


Dana said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

Oh these are too cute!!! Great job!!! I'll have to make some of these!!!



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