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Craft Ideas For Kids - Pom Pom Easter Bunny

Using our pom pom chick idea, we decided to experiment a little and make an easier version for younger children who might not be so patient with the wool winding process. We decided to make a wool pom pom rabbit using our natural felting wool. Click on the link below to buy our special pack of natural felting wool or you could use any scrap of felting wool you may have around.

You will need: natural coloured felting wool, compass, cardboard, felt sheets in similar colours to your felting wool, needle and wool thread.

Each pom pom Easter bunny is made using three pom poms of wool felt, one large, one medium and one small.

Using your compass, draw the following circles on your cardboard: two tiny circles with a radius of 18mm with a tiny circle inside about 8mm in radius, two small circles with a radius of 36mm with a circle inside of about 10mm radius and two large circles with a radius of 60mm with a small circle of a radius of 34mm.

circle pompom rabbit

Cut out the circles so that your rings have holes in the middle.

rabbit pompom cut out rings

Cut into the rings in one place.

curling into ring

Using your wool thread, make a double loop and place on to one of your cardboard rings.

double ring rabbit pompom

Lay the second ring of the same size on top, ensuring that the cuts into the ring are not on top of each other. Let the ends of the loop hang on the outside of the rings.

placing of ring

Wind your felting wool around the rings until the hole in the middle is filled up. We used lots of different natural-coloured wool to make a patchy rabbit.

wrapping pompom rabbit

We layered the different colours on top of each other.

pompom rabbit

Last colour to go.

rabbit pompom

pompom rabbit

Push your scissors between the two rings and cut around them, make sure not to cut your dangling ties. Draw the loops which were laid between the rings tight and tie up firmly. Now carefully remove the cardboard rings. Repeat this process with the other two remaining rings.

cutting

Tie or sew on your finished wool felt pom poms - smallest pom pom as a tail, and the other small pompom as the rabbit's head.

pompom rabbit

Trim into shape. Then cut out your two rabbit ears out of your felt sheets.

pompom rabbit ears

Stitch together.

sewing ears

Once your ears are finished, stitch on to your rabbit. And you have finished the perfect cuddly wool rabbit.

pompom rabbit

pompom rabbit

 

 

 

 

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