Sock Bunny Craft (with Video)

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The perfect solution for the mom plagued with a bin of leftover socks: DIY Sock Bunnies are a fun and easy afternoon craft to make with the kids using everyday craft supplies you probably already have on hand!

Sock Bunny Craft

There are a few household issues that every mom complains about…

… kids putting away their shoes…

… kids leaving toothpaste all over the bathroom sink…

…the pile of dishes that never seem to make their way to the dishwasher…

…and of course, the missing sock bin.

It seems we are all plagued with this perpetual, ever-replenishing bin of “only socks” where one sock seems to have mysteriously disappeared, leaving it’s unmatched partner in a state of existential crisis.

Some moms hold on to these “single socks” for years, hoping that their match appears, some purge the bin regularly, and others take to using those leftover socks for dusting and other household purposes.

Me? I tend to use them as a crafting supply. We’ve made our own Olaf Sock Puppets in the past – and today, I’m sharing with you how to take your leftover socks and turn them into Sock Bunnies!

Of course, you can use brand new socks to make these sock bunnies. (And that would definitely be preferable – especially if you are planning to gift these sock bunnies or think your child will develop an affection for their sock bunnies.) But sock bunnies are the best use that I can think of for leftover fuzzy socks.

Sock Bunnies are one of those classic crafts that many of us grew up with but is so undervalued today. We’re all busy creating crazy Pinterest-inspired crafts with our kids, but there is something to be said for the tried-and-true classics.

My daughter was so pumped to create a little collection of her own sock bunnies, it served as a great reminder for me that the best crafts are sometimes the simplest. She made a sock bunny for each of our three cats, one for herself and one for her best friend.

Of course, you aren’t limited to just making bunnies – you could make sock puppies, sock kittens, or really any type of sock animal. Once your kids master the method of making a sock bunny there is limit to the creative ideas they can bring to life using a leftover sock and some rice.

Check out our quick video to see how easy it is to make your own Sock Bunny – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable instructions:

Materials to Make a Sock Bunny

  • Fuzzy Sock
  • Scissors
  • Uncooked Rice <– you can use cotton stuffing
  • Tape Roll or Funnel
  • Googly Eyes
  • Pink Pom Pom for the bunny nose
  • 6″ Silk Ribbon
  • White Felt for the bunny teeth
  • Wire or String for the bunny whiskers
  • Hot Glue

How to Make a Sock Bunny

Take your fuzzy sock and place the band of the sock around a tape roll or funnel to make it easier to fill with the rice. (You can skip this step if filling your sock bunny with cotton batting.)

Fill the bottom half of the sock with rice (or cotton) until it reaches your desired level of heaviness and “squishability.”

Tie some string tightly around the top of where the rice ends, then tie a second length of string a couple of inches down to form the head/neck of the bunny – again, paying attention to how squishy or hard you want your sock bunny to be. Cut off the excess string after securing with a double knot.

Cut the top (empty) part of the sock down the middle to form the bunny’s ears and then trim to form triangles.

Cut 3 strips of wire for the bunny’s whiskers and cut a small square from the white felt for the teeth and make a small cut halfway up the square to indicate two front teeth.

Glue the whiskers to your pink pom pom for the bunny’s nose.

Glue the googley eyes in place on the bunny’s face, followed by the nose and teeth.

Cut a length of ribbon to tie around the bunny’s neck and form into a bow.

Pin this Easy Tutorial for How to Make a Sock Bunny for your next craft session:

Grab your free printable instructions for how to make a sock bunny:

Yield: 1 Sock Bunny

Sock Bunny Craft

Sock Bunny Craft

How to make a Sock Bunny using a leftover fuzzy sock, rice and a few everyday craft materials. This easy craft is a fun afternoon craft for kids and makes a cute addition to a DIY Easter Basket as well.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Fuzzy Sock
  • Uncooked Rice or Cotton Stuffing
  • Googley Eyes
  • Pink Pom Pom for the bunny nose
  • 6" Silk Ribbon
  • White Felt for the bunny teeth
  • Wire or String for the bunny whiskers

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Tape Roll or Funnel
  • Hot Glue

Instructions

  1. Take your fuzzy sock and place the band of the sock around a tape roll or funnel to make it easier to fill with the rice. (You can skip this step if filling your sock bunny with cotton batting.)
  2. Fill the bottom half of the sock with rice (or cotton) until it reaches your desired level of heaviness and "squishability."
  3. Tie some string tightly around the top of where the rice ends, then tie a second length of string a couple of inches down to form the head/neck of the bunny - again, paying attention to how squishy or hard you want your sock bunny to be. Cut off the excess string after securing with a double knot.
  4. Cut the top (empty) part of the sock down the middle to form the bunny's ears and then trim to form triangles.
  5. Cut 3 strips of wire for the bunny's whiskers and cut a small square from the white felt for the teeth and make a small cut halfway up the square to indicate two front teeth.
  6. Glue the whiskers to your pink pom pom for the bunny's nose.
  7. Glue the googley eyes in place on the bunny's face, followed by the nose and teeth.
  8. Cut a length of ribbon to tie around the bunny's neck and form into a bow.

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I hope this easy Sock Bunny craft is a fun activity for you with your kids – and that it helps you make good use of your leftover sock bin!

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