As seen on Ghibli's "My Neighboor Totoro", dust bunnies, also known as Mak'kuro kurosuke, are fluffy ghosts that inhabits dark places like attics and basements.

Making a dust bunny takes less than 1 hour and it's pretty easy to do.

Step 1: What you will use.

To make a dust bunny you'll need:

- dark wool (black, dark brown, dark blue..)
-a pen to draw the pattern
-a big and a small round object to draw the pattern (saucers, coins, CD's..)
-eyes that can be made by yourself or bought in stores.

cool. I'd like to make a bunch of these and put them underneath the cabinet and leave them there till someone eventually sees them. hee
Thank you for sharing ! I will do this soon!
I'm sorry for any misspell. I'm Brazilian and I don't speak English very well.. by the way it's my first Instructable, too.
i think i made these things when i was 6 <br>
Your English was fine. I was thinking that making a plug to stick in the middle hole as you cut around the discs might make it easier to avoid having strands of yarn fall out of the pattern. Now if you'll excuse me I need to go get some black yarn....
You did a good job, i managed to understand no problems! Great work, i love that film.
YES! I just found my black yarn and made one!!! It turned out REAL fluffy!
YAY! The Totoro movie is spreading out and people are making ideas. Love it!!! ^.^
Thank you so much for this. I just recently saw the movie for the first time and fell in love with it. I made this and showed it to a friend who had told me about the movie and she, of course, wanted one. So I had to make her one and took it to her the next day and before it got to her tons of my friends stole it and played with it and then asked me to make them one. Your instructable just made a lot of people's days. :D<br />
SWEET! I have this movie in english, and I think a dust bunny would be SO KEWL to have on my art desk <sup>_</sup><br/>I LOVE &quot;totoro&quot;. This kinda works for the soot dudes from &quot;spirited away&quot; too, right?<br/>
i made one finally and it is so cute! My Step-dad says he wants one for his office so he can say that he actually has a dust bunny in his office.
I saw this in a published craft book
Serious? I saw this on TV when i was 9 or 10... but there wasn't mak'kuro kurosuke... so i put them eyes and voilá
they're really cute aren't they
(hums) Tonari no Totoro, Totoro ..... damn, now I'll never get that back out of my head... btw, I have all the Ghibli movies... in the original Japanese... I LOVE "Mimi o Sumaseba" AKA "Whisper of the Heart"... its totally in line with a DIY worldview.
I was going to put image notes on this, but I can't figure out how to do that on a comment. this is my bedroom's corner... the items shown are: 1 weather station 2 lamp 3 speakers 4 Totoro wall scroll 5 annotated diagrams of Fat Man and Little Boy, the atomic bombs that ended WW2. If the FBI ever raided my house, they'd be very confused... especially by my "My Little Pony" shaped nerve gas canisters and "Hello Kitty" assault rifles. just kidding... please don't gitmo me.
Awesome! I love Totoro, still have the VHS from when I was a kid (which wasn't too long ago) Actually, when I clicked on the link I was thinking of Totoro and happy to see that you were too! Also a useful skill to have if you ever need to make something fluffy :P

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