I have made these for my babies to play with, It started with my 1 year old daughters love for rabbits. I wanted to make something that would interest her. Unfortunately I can not make something for one of my babies with out also making one for the other, I made three so that I can have one too. too cute not to :)  
Because they are bean bags I can amuse them with my terrible juggling and my kids can pinch them when I drop them and give them the full awwww rabbit treatment, 
My little boy helped in the making process and loved seeing the rabbits take shape, we have played hide and seek with the rabbits most mornings, either because they have put them somewhere and I can't find them or I have found somewhere fun to hide one and they have to spot it.
Originally the rabbits were going to be used to play a game, I wanted to make a cardboard hat covered in fleece and have them throw the rabbits into the hat, I was going to make the hat have a secret pocket for amateur magic tricks creating extra hours of fun, 
I am still planning to do this but I will have to add it later as I start my new job in a fabric shop next week after being made redundant a few weeks back. I have a week so I am spending what time I have doing more playtime, glueing sticking, painting, drawing and less of my own making, but the rabbits have joined us so not a total loss. I have an old metal bin I never used covered with a green cloth we have been using to throw them in instead. :)
All in all I can safely say since I made them it has created hours of fun and kept my little boy distracted while he waits excitedly for school to start, :) 

Any way this is the instructable for the little fellows, (hat to come soon I hope)

Step 1: What you need

For the bean bag rabbits : -

Fleece Fabric : 
Any colour you choose, mine are white, Velour would also work.
Felt : I used this for the eyes but was at one point going to use buttons, beads would also work 
Polymer Pellets : dry lentils or rice would work just as well I am sure to stuff rabbit
Some scraps of coloured fabric : I used this to do the front of the ears to make each rabbit different.
Black and White cotton : Black for stitching the mouth and white for the construction of the rabbit
Grease Proof paper and thin card : For templates

Tools : -

Scissors, needle, pins, pen/pencil, Spoon and cup and scrap of paper to make a cone, the cone is optional it was just a triangle of paper rolled into a cone with a hole cut in the point.
They are so cute! I know what i will be doing with the kids this weekend! Thanks:)
:) wicked, please post me a picture if you do, I am sure they will love them :)
will do!!:)
That's so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great instructable - clear instructions and photos, and adorable rabbits! <br> <br>Those pellet filled bunnies would be perfect for special needs kids, too... they help them build proprioception (mind body awareness, like knowing where your hands are even if your eyes are closed). <br> <br>If you ever wanted to sell them online or to donate some to a nearby school, adding the label &quot;proprioceptive awareness for kids with autism&quot; to a description in your online shop could help parents, teachers, and therapists find your bunnies more easily. <br> <br>Therapeutic toys usually sell for a premium, even when they're poor quality. Your bunnies are wonderful, and I'm certain you could charge what they're worth in terms of time and materials. Many schools even set aside part of the budget for therapy toys like these. <br> <br>If you wanted to add a patch of fabric on the rabbit tummies, you could do a different variety of textures so the bunnies would also be sensory therapy (good for all little kids, not just ones with sensory challenges). <br> <br> <br>Of course, I understand about the &quot;not having time for a small business, too busy with kids&quot; thing... I'm in that boat, too. ;) Thanks for posting such a wonderful instructable!
thank you, I love touchy feely stuff, the panel of different texture is a really good idea, I bought the pellets to make my kids something like eye spy bag things my plan for that was to add baby cord patches and velour patches so they had a touchy feely aspect as well as the window to find things hidden inside, Also the blanket I am making for my daughter (my sons is posted, his was bright colours and a bit of texture) hers is more textured just need to get it finished now, I do get very little time to make things and I am not looking forward to the day they are too old to want the things I make, :) I love the idea of making these for kids just because I like to make things so often with the stuff I make its the making I enjoy and the final piece serves little purpose when its done, same with my drawing, My mum works in a school and has in the past worked with autistic children to help them cope with main stream school, I am not sure if I could sell them as I do not know what health and safety regulations they may have to adhere to or if my sewing is good enough to pass it :) but If I made more and people wanted them I would give them away if they would make a child happy, I have had my enjoyment already, :)
thats just what my one year old daughter says :)
These are super awesome! Nice work!!!
thank you :) my babies think so too, :)
Those are just darling! I love their little faces :)
cheers, :)
These are so cute, I have to make some for my grand kids and myself also.
thanks hope they like them as much as my kids and I have, be nice to see a picture if you do, :)

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