I love putting Easter baskets together; carefully filling the baskets with personalized items for each kid. Sometimes I include odd things like band-aids for my band-aid obsessed daughter, or new shoelaces for my son who recently learned to tie his shoes. I try to add different things besides candy and plastic eggs. This year I made these Pom Pom Bunnies to add to each Easter basket!
DIY Pom Pom Bunnies
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If you do not want to make your own cardboard forms, you can purchase pompom makers!
Supply Tip: The thicker the yarn, the less you will need to use to create the pom poms.
One of my favorite things about this project was that you can make roughly 5 bunnies out of one thing of yarn. My sheets of felt cost a dollar each, so it such a cheap way to add some Easter flair to an Easter basket.
How To Make Pom Pom Bunnies
The first thing you need to do is the cut circular cardboard forms. For this I traced a medium sized bowl and a small sized bowl on a piece of cardboard. You will need two sizes of forms — one to create the head, and one to create the body. You will also want two of each of the sizes to make a total of 4 cardboard forms. After you cut the circles, you will cut a straight line of each circle and cut a small quarter sized circle out of the middle.
Your circles do not need to be perfect, so don’t worry if they are a bit uneven. Stack the two pieces of the larger form on top of each other, and begin wrapping the yarn all around. As you can see in the picture, you want to wrap a lot of yarn. The more you wrap the fluffier the pom pom will be. When you are done wrapping, tuck the end of the yarn under a few of the wrapped layers.
Now you are ready to begin cutting the yarn. Take the scissors and begin cutting in between the two cardboard circles. Cut all the way from one side to the other side of the form. When all the yarn is free from the cardboard form, take an extra piece of yarn and slide it between the two forms, pull it tight, and tie a double knot.
Repeat that same process using the small cardboard form. Once you have your two pompoms, you need to even out the edges. Cut off any long pieces of yarn, so all the edges are even. Use your hot glue gun to attach the smaller pom pom and the larger pom pom together. This is the body for your bunny!
I used fabric to make the ears and attached them to the head with hot glue. The eyes and nose are made with beads.
To make the whiskers, loop pink string around your fingers a few times about an inch wide. Then slide it through the bead and tie it. Cut the looped ends, and attach the bead using your hot glue.
The final step is to add the white pom pom tale! I got a bag of white poms from the dollar store.
Your pom pom bunnies are now ready to be placed in an Easter basket.
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