Now that it’s March, Easter is literally just around the corner. I feel that this year it has come around a lot quicker than previous years. Kicking off our Easter crafts are these adorable sock bunnies. They are easy to make, but you can get really creative in how you decorate them.  We had a lot of fun creating ours.

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You will need:

  • Old socks – they can’t have holes in them though or all of the filling will fall out.
  • Rice
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Ribbon
  • Fabric pens
  • Anything else you need to decorate them with.

Fill your sock up to the heel with plenty of rice; you will need to tap it down occasionally so that you can get more rice in.

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Use the thread to wrap around the sock, just above the rice. Wrap it nice and tightly so that none of the rice can escape.

To make the head wrap some more thread the sock, you will want to do it below where you wrapped the other piece of thread.  This is also why you need to really fill it up so that the rice doesn’t fall through.  We had a couple of heads that started to shrink because I hadn’t tightened it enough, thankfully it is easy to fix that problem.

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To make the ears cut the sock that is left at the top into 2 strips and shape them into ear shapes. YC wanted to have a bunny with really long ears, whereas EC wanted shorter ones. On one of my bunnies I actually sewed the left overs into an ear shape that I liked, I even added a pom-pom for a tail.

You can just see his little tail sticking out.

You can just see his little tail sticking out.

We have a wonderful sock bunny family now that will make a lovely centre piece for the run up to Easter. You can obviously use them as toys as well, but they also make great door stops if they have enough rice in them to weight them down.

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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