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.
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.
Cut out the circles so that your rings have holes in the middle.
Cut into the rings in one place.
Using your wool thread, make a double loop and place on to one of your cardboard rings.
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.
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.
We layered the different colours on top of each other.
Last colour to go.
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.
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.
Trim into shape. Then cut out your two rabbit ears out of your felt sheets.
Once your ears are finished, stitch on to your rabbit. And you have finished the perfect cuddly wool rabbit.