Today I am sharing how to make this adorable rabbit…..
He is so sweet and easy to make, just takes a little time.
Did you know……
The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans. The “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the season of Easter. The Easter Bunny is sometimes depicted with clothes. In legend, the rabbit carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Clause, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays.
Here is a list of supplies you will need to make your Easter Bunny
1 large 6″ egg, I bought mine at Ikea, needs to be paper mache so you can flatten the bottom
1 large plastic egg, about 3″, I bought this at the dollar tree
Soft craft wire from the dollar tree
Pages from an old hymnal or sheet music, You can buy this on ebay
2 eyes, I used small black buttons
ribbon to tie around his neck
dark wax for antiquing- I used Annie Sloan’s furniture wax, you can buy wax at Michael’s
Tape the seam of the large egg with masking tape all the way around.
You want to smash the bottom of the large egg to flatten the edge so he will sit nicely.
Masking tape the seam on the small egg all the way around.
Hot glue the plastic egg on top of the small end of the large egg.
Then Masking tape the egg on for extra security.
Bend your wire into an ear shape, don’t be afraid to get creative, leave about 1/2 on either side of the ear so you can glue and tape your ears onto the head of the rabbit
Make both of the ears before you tape them on to be sure they are similar sizes.
Using the same method create two arms to go on the sides.
Hot glue them and tape them so they are secure.
You can also make two feet if you would like, using the same method.
Cut your music into strips that are about 3″ long x 1/2 wide
Using the Modge Podge, paint some glue on the rabbit and then place the strips onto the rabbit and paint over the strips.
I did the front and back of the body first, then the sides.
For the ears, arms, and legs, you will need to put modge podge onto the paper on both sides and then wrap the paper around the wires in both directions until none of the wire is showing.
For the head and neck, you may want to use some long strips and some that are shorter.
I added some extra layers on his cheeks to build it up a bit.
You may also want to add a second layer if you can see any of the color underneath.
Once you have completely covered the rabbit, let him dry.
If you choose to antique him, use a dry brush with very little dark wax and paint it onto the rabbit. Using a clean dry cloth, rub the wax until you get the look you want.
a little trick, if you get too much dark wax onto the rabbit, you can put a little bit of clear wax on a rag and wipe off some of the dark wax.
Once the wax dries, you can buff it to get a shine.
Then hot glue your eyes on the sides and tie a ribbon around his neck.
I love the hymnal music as it is so fitting for Easter, you can place certain words or titles where you would like to see them.
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