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.
Step 2: Starting..
Start drawing the pattern of your dust bunny:
- with a saucer, draw a circle with +/- 3 diameter.
-with a smaller round object , draw another circle inside of the first one.
-make two of these patterns. Make sure they are identical.
-cut them "!
Step 3: Start Rolling the Wool
-put the two patterns together
-cut a long piece of wool (+/- 2,5 meters) , and tie it on the two patterns, like the images below.
-roll the wool all around the patterns.
-if the wool run out before you full filled the patterns, don't worry, just cut another piece of wool and continue.
-you can roll as many wool as you want, in order to make it more fluffy.
Step 4: The Vital Step.
-now you gotta have tons of patience.
-carefully, start cutting the wool, passing the scissor through the middle of the two patterns.
-don't let the wool get out of the patterns.
-Then, pass another piece of wool around the middle of the patterns to tie. Remember to tie really, really, REALLY STRONGLY.
Step 5: Remove the Patterns
-now with the wool tied strongly =), remove the patterns carefully.
-use your hands to make it round and uniform.
-with your scissor, cut the remaining pieces of wool.
Step 6: Make It See
-with paper and pens, make two eyes for the dust bunny.
-You can buy little eyes in handcraft stores.
- to fix the eyes , use hot glue or stitch it yourself.
-Voil�, your own dust bunny is finished. They like to live in flock, so make tons of them! :*