Flopsy Easter Bunny Tutorial

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This Flopsy Bunny is an adorable addition to the Easter Nature Table or a wonderful addition to Easter Baskets.

Flopsy Easter Bunny Tutorial

Materials

  • wool felt in colour of choice
  • contrasting wool felt in colour of choice (for inside of ears)
  • matching thread as well as thread for nose and eyes
  • wool roving for stuffing
  • white wool roving for tail
  • needle

Let’s Begin

  • Cut the pieces of template out and pin to your felt
  • Cut out 2 Ears the same colour, and two more ears a different colour (for the inside of the ears)
  • Cut out 2 Body pieces
  • Cut out 1 Head Strip piece
  • Cut out 1 Bottom
  • Using blanket stitch start by placing the two body pieces one on top of the other and blanket stitching them together from the place where it says “HEAD” all the way down, past the tail and ending where it says “BOTTOM”
  • At this time you are going to take the Bottom piece and begin blanket stitching the right side of the bottom piece to the right hand side body piece matching the places where it says “BOTTOM” all the way to the “NECK”
  • Keep going all the way around until the entire Bottom piece is attached to the two Body pieces
  • Take the Head Strip piece and again blanket stitch the right side of it to the right hand side of the Body piece, lining up the places where it says “NECK” all the way to the “HEAD”
  • When you’ve completed one side and there is only one more line to stitch, stuff the bunny- making sure to fill the feet well
  • Then blanket stitch the last Head Strip side to the Body to completely close
  • You may need to do a few extra little stitches in places you missed along the way
  • Stitch the ears together- each ear is two pieces of felt one of each colour
  • Attach to desired place- you could also create a Bunny with pricked ears by changing the placement and stitching
  • Embroider eyes and nose as desired

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

5 Comments

  1. Kathleen on March 17, 2018 at 9:20 am

    I’ve just made my first one of these for my son; going to make another for my daughter. It is adorable. Wondering how I affix the wool roving for the tail?

    Thanks and Happy Easter to your family!
    Kathleen

    • Meagan on March 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      You make the tail into a ball (ideally make it with a needlefelting needle) and then sew it onto the body by going in and out at the base of the tail and through the base of it’s bottom. Hope this helps! Glad you are enjoying it and Happy Easter to you and yours! Meagan.

  2. Danielle on March 3, 2021 at 11:55 am

    Where can I find the template for this project?

  3. Viviana on March 8, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    I can’t find the template either.

  4. Cassie on June 15, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Adorable! Would love to know where to find the template!

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