I realize that Halloween is past and Easter is still months away, but since so many kids are on school break and I’m sure some of you are dying to find something to entertain them with, I figured I would share my DIY Pipe Cleaner Bunny Ears to help you out. They are super quick to whip together and the end result is absolutely adorable and kids will have fun playing bunny or putting on a little show with their new ears! Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier than these DIY Pipecleaner Bunny Ears! And how cool are these GIANT pipe cleaners? I had never seen them before so just HAD to buy some. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a video tutorial!
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Cut a length of white pipe cleaner to form the outer part of the ear.
Cut a shorter length of pink pipe cleaner to form the inner part of the ear.
Form an oval out of the pipe cleaners, twisting the ends together.
Measure the length of the headband. Trim some white pipe cleaner to that size.
Place the pink inner ear inside the white ear and hot glue together. Hot glue the ears to the top of a headband. Hot glue onto the headband, and over the ears.
Cut some tulle to the shape of the inner pink ear and hot glue to the back of the pink pipe cleaner.
Optional: If you want to create a bow for a girl bunny, cut several layers of tulle into a rectangle. Pinch the middle to create a bow and secure with pipe cleaner or ribbon. Hot glue to the bottom of one of the bunny ears.
Quick story about this photoshoot – Olivia, my daughter, is my little drama girl. She loves getting into character and usually directs the shoot. In order to get the shots I WANT, we go through many poses SHE WANTS. In the end, I usually end up with a mixture of both because she has fun ideas – including the front teeth in the shots above. So I thought it would be adorable to have her stand in the field in back of our house and get just the ears and the top of her head. Mind you these photos were taken back in September for a quick Halloween Costume Idea for Crafts Unleashed where I was a paid contributor. So the field was filled with Goldenrod and Ragweed. Olivia had never exhibited signs of allergies and neither my husband or myself suffer, so I confidently sent her in. And within one picture she says “Why am I so itchy?” We took one or two more and finally she said “Enough!” and walked out. I had gotten a cute shot, but she wasn’t smiling so I tried to conjole her into going back in. Luckily my daughter is strong-willed (I know, not usually an “I’m lucky” statement!) and refused to go back in because she knew something wasn’t right. As we were walking back to the house I noticed welts on her back, and her skin was really red. This is how we learned that she is susceptible to the pollen in the weeds touching her skin. We took care of it quickly with some antihistamines and Calamine Lotion, but boy did I feel awful! I told her how proud I was of her sticking up for herself when she knew something wasn’t right and that I hope she will do that in all situations.
My daughter and I shared these on our local news network: