How to make a Spun Cotton Easter Bunny Figurine – DIY Easter Crafts

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Check out our detailed, step by step tutorial and learn how you can make a Spun Cotton Easter Bunny figurine from spun cotton shapes.

Spun Cotton Easter Bunny Figurine – DIY Project Materials:

  • One 45mm (1 – 3/4 inches) Spun Cotton Ball for the body.
  • Two 15mm (19/32 inch) Spun Cotton Balls for the two paws.
  • One 36mm Spun Cotton Egg for the head. You could also use a 38mm egg, a 40mm egg, or even a 30mm ball. Each style egg has a different style (more pointy, or more round)
  • Craft acrylic paint (grey, red, and white).
  • Paint brushes: one large one, one thin one.
  • A glue gun or white tacky glue.
  • A small piece of paper, about 2″ x 5″, for the ears.
  • A thin black marker to draw the eyes and the mouth.
  • A pencil to outline.
  • A good pair of scissors.
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Optional materials:

  • A little piece of cardboard to build a pedestal for the bunny so it can stand on its own. I used cardboard from the flap of a shipping box. A drink coaster or a cereal box would work too.
  • A few bamboo skewers. They are handy to paint the shapes and let them dry.
Spun cotton balls bamboo skewers

Step by Step Directions:

STEP 1: body painting

With the gray paint, paint the large ball, the egg, and a small 2-inch long portion of the piece of paper (on the two sides). Rest everything in a cup or a jar to let the paint dry.

With the white paint, paint the top of the little piece of cardboard.

Spun cotton balls painting

STEP 2: Outline the facial features, the ears, and the pedestal

When the paint is dry, use a pencil or a thin black marker to:

– Outline the ears on the piece of paper. Draw them about 2 inches long and 3/4 inch wide (at the widest point).

– Outline the face of the bunny on the spun cotton egg: the eyes, the nose, and the mouth.

– Draw a circle on the piece of cardboard. You can use a glass or a cup as a guide.

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STEP 3: Precision painting

Mix red and white paint to make pink and paint the nose and the inside part of the ears. Let dry.

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STEP 4: Cut out the different elements

With a good pair of scissors, cut out the pedestal in the cardboard and cut out the ears in the paper

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STEP 5: Glue all the pieces together.

I use a healthy amount of glue to make sure the figurine is sturdy. The glue marks can then be hidden by painting over them.

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To give your figurine a little bit of character, bend the ears slightly forward. 

Rabbit peg doll side view

Congratulations you are done :) I hope you enjoyed this craft and I hope it inspired you. You can also experiment with different colors and different shape combinations. For example in the picture below, I used 30mm spun cotton balls for the bunny heads.

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As usual, do not hesitate to send us your questions. Happy Crafting!

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