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How to Make a Wash Rag Bunny
Making a washcloth bunny is the perfect craft for an Easter basket treat or activity. Plus, they're easy to make. An ice cube can be held in the crevice of the body, giving it is alternate name, "Boo-boo bunny." Children can easily hold the ice bunny on their cut or bruise, feeling comforted by their new friend. Wash rag bunnies make adorable decorations and great gifts.
Although the age guideline is an estimate, it is recommended that those 11 years and up can make a wash cloth... bunny. It only takes 20 minutes to craft it up, but leaving time for drying is suggested.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Gather Your Supplies
Whether making this craft with family, the classroom, or a group of people, this project is easy and takes little preparation. For this project, you will need the following items:
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- A Wash Rag (any color)
- A Rubber Band
- Wiggle Eyes
- Craft Glue
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Fold the Wash Rag
Start out by laying the wash rag flat on your work surface. Then, fold up one of the corners so that it looks like a triangle.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Roll the Wash Rag
Next, start at the side of the wash rag that has two pointed edges together. Then, tightly roll up the wash rag.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Make the Bunny
Now it's time to start making the bunny. First, fold the rolled wash rag in half, as illustrated.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Make a Second Fold
After the first fold, make a second one by folding the wash rag in half again.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Wrap the Rubber Band Around the Wash Rag
After you've made the second fold, hold the folded wash rag tightly, and carefully wrap the rubber band around the end with the second fold. Make sure that the rubber band is a little closer to the folded edge, which will form the bunny's head.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Fluff Out Your Wash Cloth Bunny
Set your wash rag down on your work surface and begin to fluff out the ears. The ears are located on the opposite side of the rubber band as the bunny's head.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Add the Face of the Bunny
Now, you can glue the eyes in place and add a small pom-pom for the bunny's nose. A small bow made from the ribbon can be glued just in front of the ears to hide the rubber band. If preferred, you can wrap the ribbon around the rubber band as well.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Finish Your Bunny
Finally, glue a 1-inch pom-pom onto the back of the bunny's body to be its tail. Once all the glue is dry, the bunny is ready to use and display. These useful and decorative bunnies are wonderful baby shower gifts.
If you plan on using this wash rag rabbit as a "Boo-boo bunny," try using it with a plastic, re-freezable ice cube in its belly, instead of a real ice cube. This will make it a little less drippy.
Feel free to include a poem with your gift, or read it aloud to your child... after they had a boo-boo:
If a boo boo has you feeling crummy,
Stick an ice cube in my tummy.
Hold it to your boo boo tight,
Soon everything will be all right!