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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rice Bunnies

I figured my boys could use some more friends for Bunny & Clyde this year and after seeing Dana’s Peeps Bunting, and pondering on it for a while, this is what came to mind:DSCN5257
Rice bunnies! You know the rice bags that you heat up for a sore tummy…or bean bags for throwing around?
I drew up this bunny pattern… image0-1
and cut out a front and back piece, with extra seam allowance…DSCN5249
Then I sewed the pieces together with wrong sides together. I sewed around the bunny twice to give a little extra protection from rice leakage, making sure to leave a gap big enough to pour rice in.DSCN5252
I took scissors and cut into the seam every 1/4 inch or so, all the way around the bunny. This will give the bunny a fun, frayed edge.DSCN5251
I chose to put my bunnies in the wash to expedite the fraying process, but kids will do that well enough in time too :) Use a marker, embroidery thread, or fabric paint and put a cute little face on your bunny.DSCN5254
Fill with rice and sew the hole shut.DSCN5256
Sneak these cute little bunnies into your kiddos’ Easter baskets and give them a cute little friend to remember this miraculous holiday by.
I’m linking up to Show & Tell, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Penny Pinching Party, Hoo’s Got Talent, Creative Share Blog Hop, Delicious Ambiguity, Someday Crafts, Making it with Allie, Thrilling Thursday, and What are Little Boys Made of?


  1. These are so adorable! I love making rice bags....

  2. so cool! My GrandParents used to make our toys, they understood the need to "re-purpose" and how much it helps the planet. Thank You for this, had to tweet.
    Life Below Zero

  3. I love this idea!! So cute! I have never made rice bags before. I have to try this! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Oh! These are so cute!! And such a great size, too! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I love this idea! Have a grandchild coming this spring and this would be a great gift idea because it won't be long before he's walking around and getting bumps!