I love that I’m becoming the go-to crafty girl in the neighborhood. You know, sort of like a handyman, but instead of fixing toilets or hanging shelves, I make diaper cakes, hair bows, party decorations, and Pin the Tail on the Bunny games (apparently). When I got the call to see if I could make one of these for a toddler party this weekend, I thought, why not?! I’m always looking for fun new Easter projects. So I thought I would share it with you!
I don’t know why I never thought of this before; it was incredibly easy to make and I had most of the materials already lying around my house. As craft supply hoarder, I love it whenever I can tell my husband that those felt Easter egg stickers I bought on clearance for $1 2 years ago are finally being put to good use!
This project took me about an hour total and cost $15. But if you consider that I actually have enough materials to make a second one, that would make it $7.50/ea. It’s all about the coupons baby. If you don’t already have the JoAnn Fabrics and Michael’s apps on your phone, download them now!! Never pay full price!
Large piece of white felt for bunny
Larger piece of colored felt for background. The one pictured here is 31″ tall x 22.5″ wide (which factors in the fold over at top).
Green felt for grass (one 8 x 10 piece will do)
Black felt for whiskers (optional)
Different color felt for Easter eggs if you want to cut your own, or if you can find felt stickers like I did, those work perfectly!
Pastel colored pom poms
Round velcro adhesives
One 5/8″ wooden dowel
Festive ribbon of your choice to hang (I like polka dots that tied all the colors together)
Fabri-Tac glue (no sewing required!)
1. Find an image to use to cut out your bunny. I did a Google search for “Easter bunny silhouette” and found one I liked, then saved the image to my desktop. Then, to enlarge it to the size I wanted, I imported it into my Mindcad Tiler app (on Apple, but you can use Publisher on a PC) and printed out the image. My bunny is approx. 20″ tall x 10.5″ wide. (If you need more info, I explain this step in better detail on my Team Banner tutorial.) Trace the image and cut out your bunny.
2. Cut the “grass” out of the green felt by cutting small slits in the felt about 3/4 the way down. I only did this on the sides of the bunny that show (the green felt under the bunny is not cut). This just saves you a little time. Glue the grass onto your larger piece of felt, leaving room on the bottom for your “tails”.
3. Place your bunny in the middle of the grass and glue down. Then cut thin strips of black felt for the whiskers and glue them to the outside of your bunny cheeks (remember, this is a backside shot).
4. Add embellishments like Easter eggs or little chickies in the grass using felt or pre-made stickers.
5. Fold over approx. 3″ of felt from the top and glue it to the back of the backdrop, then slide the wooden dowel into the loop once dry. This will keep the backdrop nice and straight when you hang it.
6. Use colored ribbon to hang the game by glueing the ends to the back of the felt, where the dowel is. I made a little bow at the top of mine (not shown).
7. For the “tails”, I used pastel-colored pom poms that I found at Michael’s. I glued small round velcro adhesives to the back of each, so that they would stick to the felt, no matter where they were placed. You have to be really careful with the pom poms though, as they can pull away from the velcro if you pull to hard from the game. Make sure you have extra velcro, just in case!
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