Washcloth Bunnies

Posted by on March 17, 2014 in DIY and Crafts, Holidays, kids crafts | 38 comments

Happy Monday!  And Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!  We’re back to reality from our Florida Vacation.  Oh, how I miss the sand, the ocean, and mostly … the warmth!!  Here in MN … more snow today!  :)  I love this state … I love this state … I love this state …

But … on with a Spring project for today …

I remember doing all kinds of fun crafts for each holiday when I was little.  One that always stands out in my mind each year when Easter rolls around, however, are these washcloth bunnies.

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I can remember making these with my cousins, and they were always so much fun … and super easy!  I decided to give them a try now as an adult … with my two boys to help.  Owen and Charlie got a kick out of the finished product!  They couldn’t stop giggling at the finished bunnies … once they finally figured out what on earth we were trying to make.

 

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Wash Cloth Bunnies

 

You could make these bunnies with washcloths you already have on hand … in any fun color you choose!  I stuck with a pack of new white washcloths from Target (because they were on clearance for $2.97 for an 8 pack … can’t pass up that deal)!

Soooo … Want to give these guys a try this year?  

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

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Wash Cloth Bunny Supplies

 

  1. Washcloths
  2. Ribbon or Baker’s Twine (or both!)
  3. Glue on eyes
  4. Small Pom Poms for the noses
  5. Larger Poms OR yarn for the tail
  6. Glue (not pictured)

 

And here’s the step by step:

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How to Make a Wash Cloth Bunny

 

  1. Start with the washcloth laying flat
  2. From one corner, roll half the washcloth into the center
  3. From opposite corner, roll the other half of the washcloth into the center
  4. Fold the washcloth in half as shown
  5. Grasp the washcloth near the center
  6. Wrap your fingers around the center, and
  7. Fold the loose ends back
  8. Grasp the washcloth about an inch from the fold you just created.
  9. Tie a ribbon around the washcloth where you were just holding it
  10. Add an accent ribbon (optional)
  11. Add nose (small pom) and eyes (glue ‘em on)
  12. Add tail (large pom) OR
  13. Make tail pom with yarn;  wrap yarn around three fingers and then
  14. Follow these detailed instructions on how to make yarn poms.
  15. COMPLETE!

 

Wash Cloth Bunnies  |  View From The Fridge

Wash Cloth Bunnies  |  View From The Fridge

 

You can make a whole family of washcloth bunnies with that 8 pack of Target washcloths (we made 6 for some reason … not quite sure why)!

Wash Cloth Bunnies | View From The Fridge

 

Hope your week is off to a good start!  I’ll be back tomorrow to share some of our trip.  Thanks for stopping by!

signoff

 

38 Comments

  1. So cute! I’ve always wanted to make those.
    Alexis AKA MOM recently posted…Happy St. Patrick’s Day … Shamrock CookiesMy Profile

  2. These are SO adorable! LOVE!
    Angela (Life in Velvet) recently posted…Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. #11My Profile

    • Thanks so much, Angela! Hope your week is off to a good start!

  3. Oh my gosh, will you adopt me? You come up with the cutest projects to do with your kiddos!
    Melissa @ A Prudent Life recently posted…$30 Nightstand Makeover – Craft Room Project #6My Profile

    • Ha, Ha, Melissa!! Be careful what you ask for … our house is usually crazy chaotic! Thanks for stopping over!!

  4. These bunnies are adorable Katie, I think I’m going to have to try making some of these with the boys. Such a unique and clever craft idea. I’ve never made one myself but looking forward to adding this to my Easter craft to-do list!
    Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney recently posted…Easy DIY Upcycled Laptop Table MakeoverMy Profile

    • Thanks, Courtney! It really was one of those crafts that has stood out in my mind since I was little. It was so fun to try making them again as an adult!

  5. Katie, these bunnies are so cute!! I love the pom pom tails, so adorable!! :)
    Brittany recently posted…Happy St. Patrick’s Day + Free Printable!!My Profile

    • Thanks, Brittany! It really was probably more fun for me to make these bunnies again than it was for my boys!

  6. These are so cute! Great Easter craft. Thanks for sharing at our link up Mondays 8:00am EST at Your Designs This Time. http://www.elizabethjoandesigns.com. Can’t wait to see what you share next Monday!
    Emily recently posted…Your Designs This Time – No. 1My Profile

  7. these are soo cute. We have a Boo-boo bunny in the freezer. The spot where the nose is, you add a ice-cube ice-pack and then you freeze. when they were small and the kids got hurt they would always grab Boo-boo bunny to make them feel better, the ice-cube is so tiny I doubt it did anything, but it was their thing. :)
    bette @ Somerset Lane recently posted…FEATURE FRIDAY: SohoSonnet Creative LivingMy Profile

    • Bette! This is a great idea! Right now, Owen insists on a bandaid for everything (most of the time when there’s absolutely NO blood anywhere). If I could give him a boo-boo bunny instead, I would go through many less boxes of bandaids!! Great idea … Thanks!

  8. Awwww the easter crafts have begun! These are so stinkin cute, just adorable Katie. Great idea and fabulous job on them.
    Sonnet @ SohoSonnet Creative Living recently posted…Kitchen Printables {Guest Post at Happy Housie}My Profile

    • Thanks, Sonnet!! And yes, we’ve started in on Easter. Anything to bring on Spring!!!

  9. These are adorable hopping (pun intended) from #fluster buster

  10. I love them they are so cute. I gotta try this sometime. (seen on whimsy wednesday)
    Joybee recently posted…Great Idea Thursdays 47My Profile

    • Thanks so much!! It was a great project to do with my two boys! They got such a kick out of these bunnies! Thanks for stopping over!

  11. I just had to stop by when I saw this project. I made a whole bunch of these years ago for a friend’s baby shower. They made great favors. I honestly don’t remember how I did it, so I’ll have to pin these instructions!
    Scarlett recently posted…What’s Cooking? Pineapple Coconut WhipMy Profile

    • Great idea for a baby shower!! I’m keeping that in mind! Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Cute !!!!!!
    Anna

  13. Love these! Will have to try making them

    • They’re so easy! And … if you really want to use the washcloths after Easter (as washcloths again), you can always pin on the nose and tail and just an itty bit drop of glue for the eyes. Have a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping over!

  14. These are adorable and glad you had a nice time in Florida. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us again at the #WWDParty.
    Antionette recently posted…Weekend Wind-Down Party #11My Profile

  15. So cute! these would be so great to put in kids Easter baskets ;o) Thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire. You are being featured this weekend and I just spread the word all over my social media ;o) I tagged you where I could so If you see it… retweet, share or like it so we can all work together to promote our projects ;o) Emily@nap-timecreations.com

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. You were featured in the spotlight!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    carolyn ~ homework
    Carolyn ~ homework recently posted…The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~146~My Profile

    • HI Carolyn,
      Thank you so much for featuring my bunnies!! What a great surprise to see that! Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping over!

  17. These are too cute!!! I’m totally making them as part of my Easter decor and pinning them to my Easter Pinterest board. Thanks for stopping by and sharing at The Wednesday Round-Up!!!
    Jessica (Savory Experiments) recently posted…Potato, Andouille Sausage and Egg SkilletMy Profile

    • HI Jessica! Thank you! This was a super fun project to do (and super easy)!! Thanks for stopping over! Have a great week.

  18. These are super cute. What a fun idea.

  19. I had a friend introduce me to these a few years ago and she called them Boo Boo Bunnies. She’d put a piece of ice in the bunnies back and the child could hold the bunny on their boo boo and help it heal. VERY cute!

    • Hi Janelle! Someone else just mentioned that, too! What a great idea. Right now, my son just requests bandaids for everything (most of the time when there’s no blood). A boo boo bunny would be a great alternative when he gets bruised. After Easter, they’re headed to the freezer!
      Katie recently posted…20 Wishes Project … Month Two UpdateMy Profile

  20. This is the most adorable craft! I just wanted to let you know that I will be linking to this post if you don’t mind.

  21. How creative you are! These must be perfect for Easter :)
    Maz Kwok recently posted…Crafting Along # 35My Profile

  22. These bunnies are really cute! I love their pom pom tails! Thank you for sharing at The Submarine Sunday Link Party!

  23. These bunnies are adorable… I could make good use of my extra washcloths (a few dozen! ) that I have left from my baby shower party lol. Thanks again for sharing this at my Facebook Milestone Link Party :)!
    Roxy | Roxy’s Kitchen recently posted…Milestone Link Party – Celebrating 40,000 Facebook FansMy Profile

  24. You have been a busy crafter this Spring! These are so stinkin cute! My boys would get a kick out of them for sure. Pinning! and thanks for sharing your awesome projects at our party…I always look forward to seeing what your share. :)

  25. Oh Katie! I love these, someone gave me one when I was pregnant with my daughter 10 years ago and I still have it in her room. I don’t think I could ever give it away. Now I know how to make one for someone else- thank you!
    Mandy Hank recently posted…Get Your DIY On Spring Project FeaturesMy Profile

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