Bunny Puppet

We are reading lots and lots this year, and I love making crafts that go with the books that we’re reading, like this fun and simple bunny puppet! With just a little bit of sewing, it is so easy to make… and you already have the pattern, because we’ll be using your hand!

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Supplies for Bunny Puppet:
Sewing Machine
Tulip Fabric Paint
Bunny book – we used “When the lights go out at the Library”

supplies for puppet

Start by tracing your hand on the paper.

trace hand

Fold the paper in half, and re-draw the outline, using the line on the outside for each line (making it larger). Expand the bottom to give you a larger opening for your hand. Cut out pattern.

create pattern

Fold fabric to create two layers, then fold in half (creating four layers). Pin pattern in place and cut about 1/2″ away from the pattern.

cut fabric

Cut ears by cutting 4 pieces 2″ wide and 8″ long. Curve one end.

cut ears

Stitch sets of two using a 1/4″ seam allowance, and leaving the bottom open. Turn right side out through the opening at the bottom. Press flat.

turn ears

At the bottom of each ear, fold in the sides and pin to the head of one of the layers of the puppet body.

pin ears in place

Place the other puppet body layer on top, and pin. Sew all the way around using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

stitch around

Clip curves and turn right side out. Paint on the face.

paint on face

Allow to dry, then act out the story with your kiddos!

finished bunny puppet


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