Pom Pom Bunnies and Chicks
Step 1- Trace assorted lid sizes onto cardboard. You will need at least two sizes, one for the head and one for the body. Bunny paws are optional. Use a small milk jug lid for paws.
Step 2- Cut out your cardboard disk, make sure to cut middle hole. Take two disks and put them together, now you can start wrapping yarn around the disks.
Step 3- Once you wrap your disks you can start cutting & cut down the center until you have completed the whole circle, then tie off the center before you remove paper disks.
Step 4- Start trimming your pom pom into the shape of your bunny. I trimmed oval shapes for the bunny and round shapes for the chicks,
Step 5- Glue your two pieces together, the head and the body. If you made bunny paws, glue those to the top of the body, just below the head.
Step 6- Glue a tiny little pink pom pom for the bunny nose and a little white pom pom in the back for it's tail.
Step 7- Draw out your ears on paper first, then use that as your template to trace onto felt. Don't forget to glue a little pink felt in the middle of ears. Sew ends of ears to give it it's shape, then glue ears into pom pom head.
Step 8- Cut out little orange or yellow triangles to use for the chicks beaks, and little heart shaped wings (optional). Glue into pom poms. For both bunnies and chicks you can use beads, buttons, felt, or tiny pom poms for eyes. Use tacky glue to glue everything to pom poms.
Step 9- Take two pipe cleaners to form legs. Bend one pipe cleaner in half and twist, then use the other pipe cleaner to cut up into small pieces to form into feet.
Special Note: Use your chicks and bunnies for a fun speech lesson. Get out boxes, baskets, or a little chair to teach prepositions and simple one and two step directions with your little pom pom critters. Play a game of hide and seek and in place of eggs, use bunnies and chicks to find. Instead of musical chairs, play musical bunny and when the music stops, whoever is holding the bunnies win.