04/23/14 How to Make a Needle Felted Bunny

Needle Felted Bunny

Easter is over and this little needle felted bunny is off on a new adventure. With her beloved carrot and trusty row boat, imagine all the fun she will have.

Nola and Kira are all about tiny toys and this little needle felted bunny is their new obsession.

Basic supplies: Felting needlefoam, and roving. All of these supplies can be bought fromLiving Felt(please note: this is not a sponsored post and does not contain affiliate links!)

Let’s get started on a needle felted bunny…

Needle felted bunny - bodyTo Make the Body

1. Gently rip off a piece a roving about 7” long and an inch thick. Roll the roving around itself to make a circular body shape.

2. To ‘pre-felt’ the roving… roll the layers between your palms and you will see the roving start to felt together.

3. Put the body on the foam and jab the roving with your needle. As you stab the roving, it will slowly felt together. Take the body off the foam, turn the body slightly and continue felting it. Keep going until the body becomes tight. Add extra roving to make a cute tummy.

 

Needle felted bunny - legsTo Make the Legs

1. Gently rip off a piece of roving about 4” long and as thick as your finger. Fold the roving in half length ways and pre-felt between the palms of your hands. Put the leg on the foam and jab the roving with your needle. As you stab the roving, it will slowly felt together. Take the leg off the foam, turn slightly and continue felting it. Keep going until the leg becomes tight. Leave one end of the leg frayed, felt the other end into a foot.

2. Repeat the above steps to make two legs.

 

Needle felted bunny - armsTo Make the Arms

1. Gently rip off a piece of roving about 5 – 6” long and as thick as your finger. Fold the roving in half length ways and pre-felt between the palms of your hands. Put the arms on the foam and jab the roving with your needle. As you stab the roving, it will slowly felt together. Take the arms off the foam, turn slightly and continue felting it. Keep going until the arms become tight.

2. Note that the arms are combined into one long piece of felt.

 

Needle felted bunny - headTo Make the Head

1. Gently rip off a piece of roving about 8” long and as inch thick. Wrap the roving into a ball. Pre-felt by rolling the ball between the palms of your hands.

2. Put the head on the foam and job the roving with your needle. As you stab the roving, it will slowly felt together. Take the arms off the foam, turn slightly and continue felting it. Keep going until the head becomes tight.

3. The head should be slightly bigger than the body – but not so much bigger that the bunny will topple over.

4. Add a piece of roving to the bottom half of the head and jab the roving until it felts to the head. Take the head off the foam, turn slightly and continue felting.

5. With specific jabs, sculpt the head so it forms cheeks and eyes.

6. To make the ears, take two small pieces of roving and fold them into ear shapes.

7. Jab the roving until it felts. Continually take the ears off the foam, turn slightly and continue felting.

8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 with a smaller piece of colored roving. Attach to the front of the ears.

 

Now you are ready to put the bunny together…

9. Once you have all the bunny rabbit pieces, felt them to the body

10. Using a tiny piece of roving, felt tiny eyes and a little nose.

Needle Felted Bunny

I hope you enjoy the needle felted bunny. Tomorrow Next week I will show you how to make the boat.

But, if you can’t wait that long, here is A Beginners Guide to Felting and Felting Pinspiration.

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2 Comments

  1. valentina says:

    You do such a lovely thing with felt! I love these!!!

    1. curlybirds says:

      Oh, thank you so much!

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