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How to make a no sew sock bunny

With the Easter holidays fast approaching I’m starting to think of some simple ideas to keep the little ones occupied.  I keep crafts as easy as possible in our home and try to use items which we already have lying about.  These sock bunnies are always a massive hit as children of any age can get involved.

First you are going to need - an old sock, marker, rice, tape, twine, scissors and some ribbon.

Step 1

Fill an old sock with rice up to the beginning of the heel.  (You can make your life a little easier by using the tape roll to hold the sock open while you stuff it.) The sock needs to be able to stand vertically on its own when stuffed.

Step 2

Form a pear shape with more rice at the bottom than the top.  Pinch 2/3 of the way up the stuffed area to push the rice up into the heel and form separate head and body parts.  The ankle of the sock above the head will be used to form the ears.

Step 3

Tie off the sock immediately above the rice that forms the head using twine.  This distinguishes the ears from the head.  Ensure you tie it off tightly and securely as this will keep the rice in the sock.

Step 4

Using another piece of twine, tie the neck of the rabbit between the head and the body.

Step 5

With the heel (which will become the face) turned towards you, cut down the centre of the ankle of the sock to form the ears.  Shape these as you wish by trimming material from the ankle - long and floppy, short and oval or asymmetric - its your bunny so have fun!

Step 6

Give your sock bunny eyes and a mouth with the marker, dots for the eyes and an X for the mouth works really well.

Step 7

Add a ribbon around your bunnies neck, tying a bow to one side.

You could also add a tail by pinching and tying off a small section with more twine.

 

Let us know if you give it a go - collect up those old socks and make a little rabbit family!

 

Jill