Going from Rags to Rabbits

Looking for a sweet Easter treat that isn’t loaded with sugar? Try making adorable bunnies from plain white washcloths. These bunnies make neat basket stuffers for children, small surprises for the elderly, or place card holders for your sit-down holiday meal. This project is fun, easy and perfect for crafty Grandmas, working with children over 7 years of age.

 Rabbit meeting

Rabbit meeting

Assemble your materials in advance. You’ll need white washcloths, available in packets of 10 at most bath and bed stores. You’ll also need white string or heavy, white cotton thread, some googly eyes and small pompom balls for tails. I recommend using Sobo Premium Craft and Fabric Glue and Scribbles Fabric Paint.

1. Place one washcloth on a flat, clean surface. Roll the washcloth from opposing corners, rolling from tips to center.

2. Fold the rolled washcloth over hand.

 Step 1. Roll the cloth

Step 1. Roll the cloth

 Step 2. Fold the cloth

Step 2. Fold the cloth

3. Using cotton thread, tightly wrap folded washcloth five times, then tie off.

4. Fold front panels backwards, creating a “face” with protruding ears. Again using cotton thread, tightly wrap the section between the face and ears. Wind five times, tie off, and leave the long threads hanging.

 Step 3. Tie the cloth

Step 3. Tie the cloth

 Step 4. Face and ears!

Step 4. Face and ears!

5. Using a needle and the remaining hanging thread, create whiskers and trim. Use glue to attach the googly eyes.

6. A generous dot of glue in back, with a pompom, makes a fluffy tail.

7. A carefully dropped, generous "drip" of Scribbles fabric paint makes a perfect bunny’s nose.

 Step 5. I can see!

Step 5. I can see!

 Step 6. Does this tail make my butt look big?

Step 6. Does this tail make my butt look big?

 Step 7. What's that smell?

Step 7. What's that smell?

8. Glue a sprig of artificial spring flowers deep into the interior loop of the bunny.

9. Allow glued bunnies to dry, overnight. They may have one last hurrah, together, before distribution!

 Step 8. I feel pretty!

Step 8. I feel pretty!

 Step 9. Nice meeting you all...

Step 9. Nice meeting you all...