How to Make Your Own No-Sew Bunny: DIY Crafts

Have you ever wanted to make a bunny so your little one can have something to cuddle with during story time? With Hush, Little Bunny as the latest addition to your bookshelf, here’s the perfect chance to craft a bunny. If you don’t have some of the supplies listed, don’t worry! You can use things you find around the house — an old blanket or shirt to make the bunny out of or a cotton ball for the tail if you don’t have a pom pom. Whatever you make your bunny out of, it’ll make storytime all the better.

Supplies:

  • Fleece: brown/tan and pink
  • Stuffing — you can use rice, grains, or poly-fil
  • Fabric or fleece glue — we used Fabri-Tac
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Elastic bands
  • Cotton tail — pom pom
  • Permanent marker

Instructions:

1. Fold your brown/tan fleece in half and starting from the fold cut a basic shape for your bunny — a round body going up to a longer section for the head and ears, make sure to keep the fold in the fleece intact because this will be the base for your bunny.

2. Use fabric glue to create a seam about 5mm from the edge of the fleece along each side. Press the front and back together. Make sure to leave the very top section (the tip of the ears) free from glue. Set aside to dry for a couple of hours.

3. Turn your bunny inside out and push stuffing all the way to the bottom. Once the body of the bunny is full, use an elastic band to tie it off, and then fill the head. Once again tie an elastic band in place leaving a section for the ears free.

4. Using scissors cut down the center for the ears to separate them, and then trim them into the shape of a bunny ear.

5. Tie a ribbon between the head and body of your bunny.

6. Cut small pink pieces of felt and glue them to the inside of the bunny’s ear.

7. Use a permanent marker, or embroidery thread, to add the eyes and mouth.

And there you go, the perfect reading partner for your kids!

Featured Book

Hush, Little Bunny by David Ezra Stein

Hush, Little Bunny is a heartwarming, lyrical love letter from a papa bunny to his little one — from David Ezra Stein, Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Interrupting Chicken and Leaves. Fans of Kevin Henkes and Beatrix Potter will adore this gorgeous book.

Come, little bunny, don’t be shy . . .

“Hush Little Baby” is a lullaby that parents have sung to their children for generations. Now Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein has reimagined the classic featuring an irresistible papa bunny and his little one.

This new classic is the perfect gift for Easter, baby showers, Father’s Day, and all year long.

Sing along to the HUSH, LITTLE BUNNY lullaby with this video!