Now that we have started Mardi Gras in town, it’s a reminder that Easter is just around the corner. I know some of you are going NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, but it’s true. Plus by the time Easter gets here, its spring, so there is that.
Yesterday I hopped (see what I did there?) over to the craft store to see if I could find something holiday related to do with the kids.
Turns out, I found something holiday related I could do with the kids AND the cats, so torture it is!
How to make Stand up Bunny Ears
(that annoy your cats)
- foam sheets (1 white and 1 pink is fine)
- hole punch
To start you need to make yourself a bunny ear template or printable. I folded a piece of paper in half and drew a half circle out, then the bunny ear (honestly I am not good that that) and then another half circle out. That is the piece that goes around the head so depending on who you are fitting, you can make this shorter or longer. I would honestly put mine here but it was pretty lame so I am sure its a better idea for you to draw out your own till you get it just right.
Bunny ears have a slight point at the top but if you make it too pointy its gonna be more like an elf.
Once you have your template cut it out and unfold.
You should have two perfect halves. My first few attempts looked a little more like Legolas than the Easter Bunny…which is why you practice on printer paper and not your foam.
Now trace your template onto the foam with a pencil and cut out. Foam is very easy to cut, but it will pick up EVERY little imperfection so if you are good at an exact-o knife, you might want to go that route vs scissors.
Once you have your ears you just need to cut a few pieces for the inside. I used pink, but feel free to use any color you want! Use a small glue dot to secure the pink insides of the ears.
Now grab your hole punch and punch out on each end of your ears. Tie a piece of elastic from one side to the other, knotting at the ends. The length of this will depend on the person you are fitting. Do not make it too tight!
At first my elastic was a little too long.
But eventually I got it just right….and annoyed the cats.
and the kids….
Remember to never leave kids or animals unattended with elastic! As you can see I used my elastic around the back of their head and not under the neck.
You can use this same technique to make princess crowns, Mickey Mouse Ears, Elf ears and more! I hope you enjoy!