Adorable wash cloth bunny and chick animals are so easy to make and are a great addition to a baby shower gift or Easter basket. Or, have the kids help make these for some cute fun on a rainy day.
wash cloth bunny and chick
Need a little something extra to tuck in a baby shower gift or in an Easter basket? A wash cloth bunny or chick is as cute as can be, takes minutes to make, and is even practical. To attach the eyes, beak, and tails, I use glue dots here. If the recipient would like to use the wash cloths, the glue dots are easy to remove, along with the attachments. You can also use hot glue for a more permanent bunny or chick.
Loving the bunnies and chicks? Check out these mini bunny and chick Oreos.
you will need:
- yellow and white square wash cloths
- hair elastics or rubber bands
- plastic eyes
- small pom poms
- orange felt
- glue dots
To make the bunny, first fold a white wash cloth in half along the diagonal to make a triangle. Roll up the towel, starting at the corner across from the base of the triangle. Fold the towel in half so the ends (the bunny ears) are pointing upwards. Fold the towel in half again, so the bunny ears point downward. Cross the ends over a bit so you won’t have a seam showing. Secure the bundle with an elastic in the center. Set the towel on the side and puff up and arrange the ears. Tie a piece of ribbon around the elastic. Use the glue dots to adhere plastic eyes, a pink pom pom for the nose, and a pom pom for the tail.
To make the chick, fold and roll a yellow towel as you did for the bunny. Bend the towel into a spiral (as if you were making hot pretzels). Secure with an elastic, puffing up and arranging the ends of the towel for the wings. Tie a piece of ribbon around the elastic. Use glue dots to adhere plastic eyes and a triangle of orange felt for the beak.
A note about safety: As I mentioned above, if you plan on using the wash cloths, use glue dots to easily remove the eyes, tails, noses, and beaks (and be sure to remove the glue dots, too). If the gift is for a child (especially under three), be sure to remove the extras and the glue dots. If you are using more permanent hot glue in place of the glue dots, I still do not recommend giving a child under three the towels with the eyes, noses, and tails attached.
These little wash cloth animals are so fun and easy to make, you can use them for gifts or just as a fun craft activity to do with kids. Next, I might have to make a whole zoo. This post for wash cloth animals also appears on Crafts by Amanda.
more Easter crafts ideas:
- paint some Easter bunny mason jars
- check out these ice cream cone Easter eggs
- kids can make Easter marshmallow art with food coloring pens