14_Easter Bunny Ears

11 Apr

Not exactly a toy but these ears will sure put you in the mood for this year´s Easter Egg hunt.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

This one´s really quick. It`ll take you about 45min-1hr.

You`ll need:

_A piece of synthetic fur, about 50x50cm (I chose white but there are tons of colours, no one said bunnies must be white!)

_A headband the same colour of the fur.

_Thread and needle.

_Thin cardboard, you could recycle a biscuit or cereal box.

_UHU glue.

_Pink marker.

How to make your Easter Bunny ears:

1. On the cardboard, draw the shape of an ear.

2. Cut it and use it as a template to draw the other one, just to make sure they`re both the same.

3. My piece of cardboard was white so I applied the pink marker directly on it to colour the surface. If yours is not white, stick a piece of white paper covering all the surface and colour it pink.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

4. Get the piece of fur and use one of the ears as a template to draw its shape on it. Make sure the furry side is facing down! Draw a line, parallel to the one you just drew about 2 cm out.  Draw a “V” shape from the tip of the inner line towards the outer line. Check the image below to see what I mean.

5. Repeat step 4 for the other ear and cut them both.

6. Place one of the pink cardboard ears on the fur, inside the first line you drew. You should have a 2cm strip all around it. Put some UHU glue on the strip and fold it over the cardboard.

7. Do the same with the other ear. You should now have 2 ears, all furry on one side and pink with a furry edge on the other.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

8. Hold one of the ears on one side of the headband. Use the thread and needle to fix it. If you`re using a hard headband like mine, you won´t be able to sew throw it, so pass the needle from one side of the ear to the other a few times, as if you were tying it up.

9. Cut a small piece of fur and stick it over the thread to cover it and give the bottom of the ear a nicer finish.

10. Do the same with the other ear.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

11. Now that both ears are on the headband, you`ll notice they look a bit stiff. Bend the cardboard a little bit towards the front or the sides to give the ears a bit of personality.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Ready for some egg hunting?

 

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One Response to “14_Easter Bunny Ears”

  1. Evi Kontova April 12, 2011 at 08:57 #

    I love it !!!!

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