Hello! I am going to show you how to make a cute rabbit finger puppet for easter that you will love. This puppet can be easily customised (e.g it doesn't have to be purple) and making the basket is optional!
Hope you enjoy!
Please comment, follow, favourite-but most of all I hope you have fun making and playing with your own Easter Rabbit Puppet!
Step 1: You Will Need:
For the rabbit:
•Glue (I used this 'tacky' glue but PVA is fine!)
•Googly eyes (any size)
•A Pom pom to match your main felt colour
-Purple (or whatever colour you like)
-Thread to match your pom pom and felt colour
-Needle threader (optional but makes things easier)
-Scissors that will cut felt.
•A wooden spoon (optional)
•Also a pencil but i forgot that on the picture :)
For the Basket:
•Scraps of felt in bright colours
•Skin colour, brown, white or any blending in colour
Step 2: #1 Rabbit-make the Basic Finger Puppet!
First take your felt and a pair of scissors. Place your finger on a corner of the felt and wrap it over the top of your finger. You can pin it down if you want. now cut around your finger. Round off the top too so it looks nicer.
Now the sewing. Pin the sides together and either put your finger back in or use a wooden spoon and push the end inside. Thread your needle. Start sewing a simple 'blanket' or 'round and round' stitch until you reach the other end then tie off. See the pics for more info.
Sorry about the slightly blurry pics.
Step 3: Add the Detail!
Now we are going to make the bunnies' features.
First take your purple felt, and cut out two ear shapes. Then take your white colour felt and cut similar ear shapes, but smaller and cut them out. Then add glue to the ends of the larger ear shapes and press the white ear shapes on top. Leave these to dry for about 2 mins.
Now take two googly eyes and put glue on the backs. Arrange them onto the front of the finger puppet. Now cut a small triangle out of black felt for the nose and glue it on under the eyes. Now cut out a small rectangle out of white felt and draw a line down the middle so it looks like teeth. Now cut out a curvy 'w' shape for the mouth. Arrange them so you can see that it looks like a mouth and glue under the nose.
Next glue on the ears above where you have put the face.
Now cut out two front legs and two back legs and glue them on.
Step 4: #2 the Basket
First take your skin colour (or white or brown) felt and draw out a basket shape on it. Make sure the handle is quite thick so it won't break. Now cut it out, including the middle. Next you need to cut out 6 different colours of small egg shapes that will fit in your basket out of the scraps of felt. Now flip the basket over and glue a line along the rim of the basket. Pick three eggs and place them side by side on the rim. You could jazzy it up and draw patterns on the eggs if you wanted. now glue another line across the top of those 3 eggs. Choose 2 more eggs and put them onto the glue, side by side. Finally glue along the 2 eggs and add the final 1 egg on top! Make sure the eggs are overlapping.
Next flip the basket back over and you will see that you have made a basket full of eggs, a 'prop' for your bunny!
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this easter bunny!