Thursday, March 25, 2010


It is hard to get back in the swing of things, after being
away for two and a half weeks! No, I don't mean the sewing -
I just refer to my mental list of Things To Make, and I get
weak-kneed at how far I'm falling behind.
That's always er... motivating.

It's the crafting I mean. Specifically, crafting with the kids.
They've moved beyond Let's Print Out A Coloring Sheet
and Apply Markers. And they've moved beyond craft kits
(drats). Some days I'm up to the challenge of ploughing
a path through our vast collection of cardboard boxes.
Some days I just want to sit and drink tea and read old Enid Blytons.

But the kids finally wore me down this morning, so we
made these very simple sock bunnies from a craft idea in
a recent issue of Family Fun magazine. It was a very good
way to repurpose those fashionable non-skid socks from
the maternity hospital, I thought! AND, most usefully, even
Kate (almost 2) made her own bunny, all by herself (although
Mom was the Glue and Knot Administrator)!

What we used:

  • Old sock
  • Rice
  • Stuffing
  • String
  • Ribbon
  • Scrap felt
  • Pom pom
  • Scissors and Glue

Step 1

  • Fill sock with about a half cup of rice/beans. The Family Fun version recommended filling the whole thing with lentils, but we wanted softer, cuddly bunnies.
  • Fill sock half way with stuffing.
  • Tie (not too tightly) a neck with string.

Step 2
  • Stuff above the neck with stuffing, to make a head.
  • Tie above the head, tightly.

Step 3
  • Tie ribbon around neck.
  • Cut the cuff off the sock.
  • Slit down the middle of the sock above the head and trim into ear shapes.

Step 4
  • Cut rabbit facial features out of felt and glue on.

Step 5

  • Glue on pom pom. It doesn't have to be lurid neon, of course, but that's what we had in the house. Matched the weird brown sock with rubbery criss-cross non-slid markings perfectly.

Step 6
  • Haul around the house by the ears, hollering, "Leave my vegetables alone!"

Not very Easter-y, I know. The original Family Fun version
is much more Easter-y and less garden-variety-ish (lierally),
possibly because they
didn't use the brown souvenir socks
from their last hospital stay.


  1. Impeccable timing! I just got out of surgery yesterday sporting a pair of these! Will hand them over to the kiddos as soon as my meds wear off and I can return to my crafting supervisory position.

  2. Fun! I bet Emma and Johnny would enjoy making these. I actually remember making a similar bunny as a kid from a children's magic book that my parents owned.

  3. These are really cute! My kids need a cute craft to keep them out of trouble- I might give it a try!

  4. So cute and easy! I'll try to make them with my kids!

  5. Oh, i like this! I made a snowman with my daughter like this and she totally loved it! Gotta check whether I find some brownish socks to try this! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
    And I love the idea to fill it with rice! With the snowman we just used stuffing and of course it ended up not being able to stand by itself ... :-(

  6. Bunnies in my yard are that color. Very cute craft!

  7. Bunnies in my yard are that color! Cute!

  8. I enjoy your pages so much. Love the chickens, pigs, rabbits, your wanna do craft sites. Their is so much to do. I have been visiting for days now. Thanks so much. I love discovering something new everytime I visit. Your one of my top favorites. Visit each morning. Thanks for sharing. My Creative Side

  9. This is cute i used a rainbow sock to make a door stopper :):):):)

  10. Cute i used a rainbow sock and made a door stopper


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