This project will appeal to all ages but children and the elderly will especially have fun making sock bunnies for Easter or anytime. Quick and easy!
Materials and Supplies
- One sock*
- 24" Ribbon
- White yarn or string
- Two 10mm googly eyes
- Polyester fiberfill (stuffing)
- Poly pellets or rice 1/2 cup
- Blush, pink paint & a paint brush or a crayon
- 1/4" Pink pompom (nose)
- Black button thread
- Black fabric paint in a squeeze bottle or black permanent marker
- 1 1/2" pompom (tail)
- White glue
- Optional - 1 bumpy white pipe cleaner and a hot glue gun
* The size of your sock will determine how big your bunny is. If the sock is bigger than you need, you can always cut the top to get a smaller bunny. Our sample used a ladies crew sock.
- Pour about 1/2 cup Polly pellets or uncooked rice into a sock.
- Add Polyester fiberfill to your sock until it is the size you want the body of your bunny to be.
- Using a piece of yarn or string the same color as the sock, tie the sock closed just above the stuffed area.
- Start adding more stuffing (fiberfill) to the sock above where you tied it. This will be the head.
- Once the head is the size you want, tie it off with string or yarn.
- There should still be more sock above the head which will be used to make the ears. Cut down the center of the portion of sock remaining above the head - dividing it in two.
- If desired, trim the two ear pieces into an ear shape by cutting off and rounding the corners.
- To color the center of the ears, the belly and the cheeks either brush with blush, color in with a pink or rose crayon or brush on some fabric or acrylic paint.
- Tie a ribbon around the neck between the head and body.
- Glue the 1 1/2" pompom to the back of the bunny for a tail
- Cut several strands of button thread to 3" long. Hold the strands together as one and make a knot in the center of the strands. Trim. These will be your bunnies whiskers.
- Glue the knot in the whiskers to the center of the bunnies face and glue a 1/4" pompom on top of the knot for a nose.
- Glue on googly eyes above the nose and whiskers.
- Using fabric glue in a squeeze bottle or a black permanent marker, draw a mouth and eyebrows.
- Feet are optional - if making with small children, either eliminate this step or have an adult do this part. Cut one "bump" off of a bumpy pipe cleaner. Fold the bump in half and hot glue it to the bottom of your bunny for one foot. Repeat for the second foot.
- Try making bunnies out of pastel colored socks.
- Check your local dollar store for cheap white socks.