The Bath Bunny in this tutorial is an uncommon variation of the BooBoo Bunny made to hold a small square object in it's "tummy". They make great inexpensive gifts for ladies and children and can hold any item of similar size to the bar of soap mentioned in the next section. What will you do with your Bath Bunny? The sky is the limit!
Step 1: Gathering Materials
1) A wash cloth.
These can be any color or quality but should be at least a normal-sized washcloth or they may be too small.
2) A small wrapped bar of soap no bigger than two by three inches.
The wrapping part is important as it keeps the soap clean and dry and helps make the bunny more colorful. Other items you could use instead of soap include tins of candy or mints, plastic eggs, small bars of candy (tapped together if too small), small boxes of chocolate or anything you can think of that is around the size of the soap bar mentioned. It does not have to be exact, though it should be at least one by two inches.
3) Rubber bands and/or ribbon (not pictured).
The ribbon should be no more than a half inch wide and should not have wires. Small rubber bands such as the kind found in office supplies or used on hair work better than large ones here, though should not be used at all if the bunny will be kept somewhere moist like a bathroom as the rubber will be eaten away by time and water.
The materials pictured in this project were found at a local discount store and cost me a total of $0.90 a bunny to make. Look for mutlipacks of soap and washcloths and search in discount bins for inexpensive craft ribbons and rubber bands.
Step 2: Step 1
Take two of the corners opposite of one another and fold them inward so they are overlapping in the center.
If there is a tag on your washcloth, use the corners nearest the tag as the ones to be folded inwards, making sure the tag goes on the inside. This will hide the tag for a more attractive bunny.
Step 3: Step 2
You should get something looking similar to the picture. It does not have to be perfect! Just roll it as tightly and evenly as you can.
Step 4: Step 3
Step 5: Step 4
Press the soap backwards into the bend as far as you can with your finger. If you have rubber bands you may place a rubber band where your finger was to keep the soap in place. A rubber band is not needed, however, it can make things a little easier.
Step 6: Step 5
Tie a ribbon or rubber band around the base of the loop. There should be long ends sticking out at the top.
Step 7: Step 6
Place a finger inside the "head" from the side to puff out the head. If the head looks too small or the body is too loose to grip the bar of soap carefully pull the fabric through the tied-on ribbon upwards away from the body and into the head to tighten. Retie the ribbon afterward to make sure it is tight to keep your Bath Bunny together.
You can draw on eyes with a permanent marker or glue on beads or wiggly eyes if you wish. If you choose to glue on eyes bear in mind they may fall off if the washcloth is ever used.
Your Bath Bunny is finished! Enjoy and happy bathing!