Hello readers of Clara’s blog and bunny fans everywhere!
My name’s Jane Porter, and like Clara, I make picture books and love doing art projects with children. Every week I do a class for under 5s, and not long ago we read the fabulous ‘Martha and the Bunny Brothers I Heart School’ and made a whole class of bunny friends for Martha – with ears that you can move. Clara asked if I’d share with her readers how to make one, so here you are…
Step 1: gather your materials – a piece of card, whatever colour you want your bunny to be, some scraps of coloured paper or felt, patterned paper if you can, buttons, ribbons or any other trimmings, a couple of paper fasteners, and some googly eyes (if you can’t get them, cut out white circles and draw black dots on instead. You’ll also need a glue stick and scissors, and a needle or spike to make holes with (adults only!)
Now cut out a shape for the body and head like the one shown in the diagram, and two ears.
Step 2: lay the body on the coloured paper and trace out the shape to make a t-shirt or dress and boots. Cut it out, then stick them on and decorate with buttons or anything else you fancy. Glue the eyes on, and draw a mouth and nose.
Step 3: Fix the ears on – use the spike to make holes through the head and base of ear together, then push the paper fastener through both and open it up at the back.
Step 4: Now to wiggle those ears…
Hope you have fun. If you’d like to know more about me, visit my blog at www.maxwellandmyrtle.co.uk/whatsnew
Thanks for having me, Clara!
Hip Hip Hooray – Thank YOU, Jane, that is hoptastically tremendous fun!
WE bunnies are loving your new book Duck Sock Hop very very much – it is our BEST book at bedtime! What a clever and talented bunny you are…