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Do you love classic books like I do? One of my all time favorites to read to my kids is the story of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. It is such an adorable tale. Today I have a darling Peter Rabbit Felt Easter Craft tutorial for you. Your kids will love making this! (See more Book Activities for Kids here.)
If you have not yet read any of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit with your kids, you should definitely give it a read.
Supplies for the Peter Rabbit Felt Easter Craft:
- Felt fabric – color of your choice
- Thread and needle
- Craft glue or Fabric Glue
- Pencil or marker – to trace the template
How to Make the Peter Rabbit Felt Easter Craft
Start by printing and cutting out the patterns of the template. Download the Peter Rabbit Template HERE.
Place the cut out patterns on your felt fabric and trace around the sides using a pencil or fabric marker. Cut out the patterns neatly.
Take the 2 carrot patterns and place the leaves on the top end of the carrot without the hole. A tiny bit of both the leaves and the carrot pattern should overlap.
Now place the carrot pattern with the hole on the top of the intact one; match the sides of both carrot pattern. Thread your needle and stitch all four felt pieces (2 leaves and 2 carrot patterns) together.
Next you will cut out the round shape from the template and trace it on a felt fabric. Cut out the pattern and glue it on the carrot piece with the hole to create a border for the hole. You could also stitch the round border instead of gluing.
Time to make Peter Rabbit! Select one of the rabbit body pieces and stitch the face details on it using a dark shaded thread. You may want to sketch it on first to give you direction.
Once you’re done stitching the face details stitch the smaller inner ear pieces onto the ears of the rabbit.
Now take the other body part and place it under the decorated one. Stitch around the sides of both pieces to join them. Keep a small opening for the stuffing. I used small bits of left over felt pieces to stuff the bunny.
Once you are finished stuffing the rabbit, stitch the open end to secure the stuffing and cut off any extra thread. Use a pink highlighter to create pink blush patterns on both cheeks of the bunny rabbit.
Place the Peter Rabbit inside the carrot through the hole. Now it is time to play with it!
This week’s featured book, as I am sure you figured out, is Peter Rabbit. <3 It’s a favorite around here, so we loved creating a project to go along with it.
See what the other participants shared this week about Peter Rabbit:
Hop the Alphabet Bunny Game – Mama Smiles
Peter Rabbit Inspired Movement Game- My Storytime Corner
Peter Rabbit Shape Matching Activity – School Time Snippets
DIY Peter Rabbit Inspired Math Game– Rainy Day Mum
Peter Rabbit Map Making and Modeling Activity– Inspiration Laboratories
Fine Motor Bunny Stamp Paint Activity– The Educators’ Spin On It
Toddler Bunny Color Hunt – Toddler Approved!