What you need
- Scissors (sharp enough to cut the sock material cleanly)
- Rice for stuffing (or an alternative of your choice)
- Twine or string
- A marker
- Tape (optional)
Fill a sock with rice (or your choice of stuffing) up to the beginning of the heel. You can make your life a little easier by using the tape roll to hold the sock open while you stuff it (by passing the sock through, then folding the ankle of the sock back over the roll). The sock needs to be able to stand vertically on its own when stuffed.
Form a “pear” shape with more stuffing at the bottom than top. Pinch 2/3 of the way up the stuffed area to push the stuffing up into the heel and form separate head and body parts. The ankle of the sock above the “head” will be used to form the ears.
Tie off the sock immediately above the stuffing that forms the head using twine or string. This distinguishes the ears from the head. Ensure you tie it off tightly & securely as this will keep the stuffing in the sock.
Using another piece of twine or string, tie off the neck of the rabbit between the head and the body.
With the heel (which will become the face) facing toward you, cut down the centre of the ankle of the sock to form the ears. Shape these as you wish by trimming material from the ankle – long and floppy, short and oval, asymmetric – it’s your bunny!
Give your sock bunny eyes and a mouth with the marker, dots for the eyes and an X for the mouth work really well!
Add a ribbon around your bunny’s neck, tying a bow to one side.
You could also add a tail by pinching & tying off a small section with more twine.