Monday, 7 April 2014

Easter Crafts for Children

Sock Bunnies 

to colour and make your own!

Proud girl with her sock Bunny
 This is a quick and easy craft for children and can be completed in less than 30 minutes with adult supervision.

Supplies Needed:
  1.  white glue or a glue gun (we used a glue gun as we found it held the eyes and tail securely in place)
  2. scissors  
  3. pom poms, eyes and ribbon 
  4. fabric markers to colour the bunny with
  5. white ankle socks for the body of the bunny
  6. elastic bands
  7. rice
  8. quilt batting 
 Step #1

Using their skills of cooperation one child holds the sock open while the other places a little more than a 1/4 cup of rice in the toe of the sock.  The rice acts as weight and hold the bunny in an upright position.

Step #2

A small amount of quilt batting is added on top of the rice to form the larger bottom portion of the bunny and an elastic band is loosely applied at this point over top of the sock forming the neck.

Stuffing the bunnies
Step #3

Quilt batting is stuff above the neck to form the head.  It is important to remember to leave enough room to cut off the sock ribbing and still have room to make ears.  Once the head is the size wanted another elastic band is applied tightly on top forming the head.
Instructions for cutting the ears
Cutting the ears

The first cut is from the bottom corner of the ribbing to the middle seam of the toe.  The second cut is to divide the fabric above the second elastic in half.  You now have two poorly shaped ears.  With adult supervision given the age and sharp scissors you now shape the ears cutting away excess fabric.
Girl colouring her sock bunny
Before colouring the sock bunny an adult will need to hot glue the eyes and tail on.  With the fabric markers the face is drawn on and ribbon placed at the neck.  The final stage is colouring your sock bunny.  
Sock Bunnies
Grandma Snyder
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