Easy DIY No Sew Felt Rabbit
Today I told Buddy to pick any book he wanted and that we would read it and then make up a project to go along with it. I figured it was going to be a train book – but was pleasantly surprised when he brought the book to me. He choose The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. We decided to create an Easy DIY No Sew Felt Rabbit so Buddy could have a rabbit of his own to hug and love.
You can order your own copy of the Velveteen Rabbit by clicking the image below (not an affiliate link):
This project was fairly easy and would make a great Easter basket gift. This would be a great project for older kids to do but younger kids will need lots of assistance as you are cutting with sharp scissors and using a hot glue gun for assembly.
- Felt (any color – Buddy loves green hence our selection)
- 1 small pom pom
- 1 large pop pom
- 1 small googly eye
- Fiber fill
- Hot Glue gun and sticks
- Fabric Scissors
- Rabbit – Printable Template
- Permanent Marker
- Optional puppy assistant 🙂
The first step I took was to draw my Rabbit shape (I created a printable template that you can download, cut out and trace – see above in Materials Needed section). After I drew the Rabbit shape, I cut it out and traced it on the felt as you can see below. Next my lovely and distracting assistant decided to sit in my lap to “help” me cut the rabbits out.
While I was cutting and tracing I had my hot glue gun plugged in to warm up. After I had two rabbits cut out I started by hot gluing the tops of the ears together – next I added a little poly fill. I slowly worked my way around the outline of the rabbit gluing and filling as I went until he was lightly stuffed and completely closed.
Once the rabbit had taken shape we added his eye, nose, and fluffy tail. In less than an hour we went from idea to completed Rabbit. You could also make a bunch of these Rabbits and string them together to create a very cute Easter garland.