DIY Yarn Pom Pom Bunnies (with Video)

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A super simple DIY Easter craft that you can make with craft supplies you probably already have on hand, this DIY Pom Pom Bunny is an adorable Easter craft that can be displayed in so many different ways and once you get the hang of making them, you’ll have a whole colony of bunnies taking over your Easter decor!

Pom Pom Bunny Craft

My daughter, Ella, is going through a big “DIY Pom Pom” phase… complete with little cut up scraps of yarn littered all over the house.

Although the “yarn glitter” throughout my house is driving me a bit crazy, I thought I’d embrace her newfound craft obsession and make pom pom bunnies for Easter!

These cute little bunnies would make an adorable addition to an Easter basket, they can be strung together to make an Easter garland, or just tuck them into different spots around the house to add a bit of whimsy to your Easter decor.

If you’re new to making pom poms, the first bunny will probably take you about 30-45 minutes, but once you get the hang of it, it can take you less than 10 minutes a bunny. (My tip if you want to make a whole little colony of bunnies is to make all of the pom poms first, then trim them, then assemble your bunnies. Assembly line-style.)

You can make your yarn pompoms in a variety of ways. My preference is to use a pom pom maker or a sturdy square of cardboard (as shown in the video below), but you can use a large fork or even your hands to make pompoms, if desired.

Once you master how to make your own yarn pom poms, there are so many fun ways to craft with them:

Check out our quick video to see how to make your own Easter Bunny Pom Pom craft – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable instructions below:

Materials to Make an Easter Bunny Pom Pom

How to Make Pom Pom Bunnies

If using cardboard instead of a pom pom maker, take a thick piece of cardboard (like the kind from a packing box, not the kind from a cereal box) and cut into a square shape. Cut out a 1/2″ notch in the center to make a “U-shape.”

Wrap your white yarn around your pom pom maker (or cardboard square) until the yarn is very thick. Cut the yarn string, but keep the wrapped yarn on the pom pom maker.

Take a small length of yarn and thread it through the center of the pom pom maker/yarn loop. You can use a yarn needle to help easily maneuver the yarn into place. Tie the length of yarn securely in the center of the yarn loop and then pull the yarn loop off of the cardboard.

The yarn should now be in a “8” shape, so cut the top and bottom loops of the 8. Trim the pom pom down until it is fluffy and well-rounded.

Repeat this process, creating a smaller pom pom for the bunny’s head. (You can use a smaller pom pom maker or cardboard square for this step.)

Once both the big and small pom poms are trimmed, glue them together to form the bunny’s body. (You can tie them together by leaving the string used to tie the centers long, but this can be tricky so plan to glue them in case you accidentally cut those strings or if you can’t get them to tie together tight enough.)

Cut out two ears for your bunny out of the white felt, and then two inner ears from the pink felt. Glue the inner ears onto the outer ears, then place a dab of glue at the bottom of the bunny’s ears to press the two sides together, forming a small “cup” at the base of the ears.

Cut three small lengths of wire/string and string them through the pink bead to form the bunny’s nose and whiskers. (Add a dab of glue to keep the whiskers securely in place.)

Glue the black beads or dolls’ eyes onto the bunny’s head where the eyes should go., and then place the pink bead where the nose and whiskers should be.

Glue the ears on the top of the bunny’s head and then, if desired, add a small pom pom at the back for it’s tail.

Allow the glue to set/dry completely before decorating with your bunny.

Pin this Step-by-Step Tutorial for How to Make a Pom Pom Bunny for your next craft session:


Grab your free printable instructions for our DIY Pom Pom Bunnies tutorial:

Yield: 1 Bunny

DIY Yarn Pom Pom Bunnies

DIY Yarn Pom Pom Bunnies

How to make bunny pom poms using wool, beads and a little bit of felt. This super simple pom pom tutorial is perfect for adding some cute pom pom bunnies to your Easter decor or tucking them into your child's Easter basket.

Materials

  • White Yarn
  • Black Beads or Dolls Eye Beads
  • Pink Bead
  • White and Pink Felt
  • Small White Pom Pom, optional
  • Wire

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot Glue
  • Cardboard or Pom Pom Maker

Instructions

  1. If using cardboard instead of a pom pom maker, take a thick piece of cardboard (like the kind from a packing box, not the kind from a cereal box) and cut into a square shape. Cut out a 1/2" notch in the center to make a "U-shape."
  2. Wrap your white yarn around your pom pom maker (or cardboard square) until the yarn is very thick. Cut the yarn string, but keep the wrapped yarn on the pom pom maker.
  3. Take a small length of yarn and thread it through the center of the pom pom maker/yarn loop. You can use a yarn needle to help easily maneuver the yarn into place. Tie the length of yarn securely in the center of the yarn loop and then pull the yarn loop off of the cardboard.
  4. The yarn should now be in a "8" shape, so cut the top and bottom loops of the 8. Trim the pom pom down until it is fluffy and well-rounded.
  5. Repeat this process, creating a smaller pom pom for the bunny's head. (You can use a smaller pom pom maker or cardboard square for this step.)
  6. Once both the big and small pom poms are trimmed, glue them together to form the bunny's body. (You can tie them together by leaving the string used to tie the centers long, but this can be tricky so plan to glue them in case you accidentally cut those strings or if you can't get them to tie together tight enough.)
  7. Cut out two ears for your bunny out of the white felt, and then two inner ears from the pink felt. Glue the inner ears onto the outer ears, then place a dab of glue at the bottom of the bunny's ears to press the two sides together, forming a small "cup" at the base of the ears.
  8. Cut three small lengths of wire/string and string them through the pink bead to form the bunny's nose and whiskers. (Add a dab of glue to keep the whiskers securely in place.)
  9. Glue the black beads or dolls' eyes onto the bunny's head where the eyes should go., and then place the pink bead where the nose and whiskers should be.
  10. Glue the ears on the top of the bunny's head and then, if desired, add a small pom pom at the back for it's tail.
  11. Allow the glue to set/dry completely before decorating with your bunny.

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