This Christmas, after we shared our Santa Walking Stick craft, my mind started jumping ahead to Easter. I though that we could do some sort of bunny walking stick–which this could probably be adapted to. But, what Soph and I came up with is this bottle topper. It’s perfect for topping a bottle of soda, or maybe bubble bath, that you’ve added to an Easter basket. It would actually be a pretty fun puppet, too. Lots of ideas for use, I guess, but either way, he’s adorable and easy to make.
This is a craft that is best suited for kids with mad hot glue gun skills (or adults of course). Every part of this cute bunny is stuck together with the scalding hot, stick stuff, so little ones should stay on the ‘testing finished product’ side of this project.
- Toilet Paper Roll
- White Paint and a Brush
- Googly Eyes
- Pink & White Felt
- Ribbons (optional)
Step 1 – Paint the Toilet Paper Roll
In order to make sure your bunny looks super white, you’ll want to paint your toilet paper roll first. I realize some rolls are sort of a white-ish color, and if that’s what you’ve got, you can probably skip this step. If younger kids wanted to help, this would be the best job for them.
Step 2 – Cut Felt Ears and Nose
Next, you’ll want to cut 4 bunny ears out of the white felt. They’ll be about 5 to 6 inches long and then shaped oblong–like bunny ears! You’ll also want to cut 2 of the pink, inner part of the ear, too…making it an inch or so smaller than the white one and skinnier. And, don’t forget to cut a little triangle nose out of pink as well.
Step 3 – Cut and Shape Wire
To get the ears to stand-up, wire is involved. Cut a piece of the wire about twice as high as the length of your ears, plus another inch or so. Then shape the wire so it fits the ear. This is another step a younger child can help with if they want in on the action.
Step 4 – Glue White Felt to Wire
Next, glue your ear shaped wire to one side of the white bunny ears. Then, Glue the other side of the bunny ear over the wire, so you have felt on both sides of the wire. Make sure to leave the extra hanging out the bottom. This is what you’ll use to glue it to the toilet paper roll.
Step 5 – Glue Ears to Toilet Paper Roll
Now, take the ears and hot glue them into the back inside edge of the toilet paper roll.
Step 6 – Cover With Stuffing
Now for the fun part…covering with the stuffing. For this, I sort of glued and stretched the stuffing over it all. Make sure to stretch and poof some over the hole on the top of the head, too.
Step 7 – Glue on Pink Ear Felt
Once your bunny is covered in ‘fur’, it’s time to glue the pink ear center to the ears.
Step 8 – Create Snout From Stuffing
To give your bunny’s face some definition you’ll want to make a little bunny nose-snout thing. To do this, I took two bits of stuffing and rolled them into balls and then glue them to the center nose area of the face. I couldn’t get a decent picture that showed this, but you can see on the final pics how the nose stands out. That’s what we’re going for.
Step 9 – Create Arms from Stuffing
Just like with the snout/nose, creating some arms with bunched up stuffing adds additional depth.
Step 10 – Create Tail from Stuffing
Of course a bunny needs a bunny tail, so just like with the nose and arms, bunch up a big bunny tail and glue it to your bunny’s backside.
Step 11 – Glue on Nose, Eyes and Bows
To finish off your adorable bunny, glue on your googly eyes, the nose and the ribbons. We did one of our bunnies with a ribbon bow tie and the other with ear ribbons.
Now your bunny is ready to top a bottle, or anything it fits on, making it Easter ready!
What do you think? Will you make your own bunny topper? We’d love to know so share your opinions with a comment.
Happy Easter Everyone!