Snow Bunnies

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It looks like the 'bunny slope' for these bundled-up sledding buddies. It's easy to transform simple foam shapes into this one-of-a-kind winter decoration.

Completion time – 3-4 hours


  • Balls: 3", one; 2", one; 1-1/2", three
  • Cone, 6" x 3"
  • Eggs: 6", one; 3", two; 2", two
Other Materials
  • White synthetic fur, 1/4 yd.
  • Felt, 9" x 12" sheets, one each: peach; green; pin
  • Fleece fabric, 45" wide: purple, 1/5 yd.;
  • pink/purple print, 1/8 yd.
  • White cord, 1/2 yd.
  • Pink pompoms, 3mm, two
  • White chenille stems, two
  • Black beads: 8mm, two; 6mm, four
  • Buttons, 3/4", two
  • White confetti snowflakes, eight
  • Wire, 26-gauge, 2" length


  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Fine-line black permanent marker
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Compass
  • Scissors
  • Needles: sewing; embroidery, 3"-4" long
  • Strong white thread
  • Extra-long straight pins
  • Wire cutters
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue


  • 1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Cut foam
    eggs in half lengthwise. Cut 1-1/2" and one 3" foam ball in
    half. Slice one-third from top of 6" foam ball; save both
    pieces. Press one side of remaining 3" foam ball against table
    to flatten slightly.
  • 2. Cut patterns from felt and fur as indicated.
  • 3. With nap running down, trace following "Mama" pieces onto
    wrong side of fur: head, 4" x 10"; body, 4" x 12-1/2"; tail,
    4-1/2" circle; paws, two 3" circles. Cut out pieces, cutting
    through fur backing only. Cut two 4" x 6" pieces from fur
    (baby bodies). Lightly label wrong side of fur pieces with pencil.
  • 4. Place feet flat side down on wrong side of fur, then trace
    ovals 1-1/2" beyond foam edge; cut out. Cut out second set of
    ovals same size as feet (soles).
  • 5. Place arms flat side down on purple fleece; trace and cut
    out in same way as feet, omitting second set. In addition, cut
    following from purple fleece: hat, 5" x 10-1/2"; sweater, 7" x
    11"; cuffs, two 2-1/2" x 4-1/2"; baby's earmuffs, two 1-1/2"
    circles; baby's scarf, 1-1/2" x 10". Cut following from print
    fleece for remaining baby: scarf, 1-1/2" x 10"; hat, 2" x 6".
  • 6. Glue fur strip cut in Step 3 around head. Finger-gather and
    glue excess fur to opposite ends of head, smoothing as needed.
    In same way, with narrow end of body pointing up, glue fur
    around lower two-thirds of body. Glue excess fur to bottom of body.
  • 7. Fold and glue 1/2" hem in bottom long edge of sweater
    fleece; glue 2" hem in top edge. Beginning at back of body,
    glue sweater around upper half of body, overlapping fur. Roll
    top down to form turtleneck; spot glue to secure.
  • 8. To cover remaining "Mama" foam shapes, center shapes
    rounded side down on corresponding fur or fleece pieces. Bring
    fur or fleece edges up to flat side of shape. Pin at four
    opposite points. Adjust excess between pins; glue to secure. Let dry.
  • 9. Remove pins. Glue soles to bottoms of feet; let dry.
  • 10. Glue paws to narrow ends of arms, aligning gathered side
    of paws with flat side of arms. Fold and glue 3/4" hem in both
    long edges of each cuff. In same way as sweater, glue cuffs
    around arms, overlapping fur.
  • 11. With gathered edge at back of head, use scissors to poke
    eyeholes into Mama's head. Glue larger beads into holes. Glue nose to face.
  • 12. Using doubled thread, take needle through face from one
    cheek to the other, leaving 4" thread length on each side.
    Clip thread. Repeat. Spot glue "whiskers" to secure.
  • 13. Gently bend each chenille stem in half; twist ends
    together. Place chenille stems on wrong sides of two "Mama"
    ears; 1/2" chenille stem length should extend beyond bottom of
    ears. Glue second set of ears to first, sandwiching chenille
    stems between. Use scissors to poke small holes in top of
    head. Glue stem ends into holes; spot glue ears to secure.
    Hold ears in place until dry.
  • 14. Glue "Mama" head and arms to body as shown. Glue feet to
    front and tail to back of body; bunny should stand up.
  • 15. Fold and glue 1-1/2" hem in both long edges of "Mama" hat.
    Beginning at back of head, glue hat around head. Glue
    snowflake confetti to sweater front and hat.
  • 16. For babies, glue remaining foam balls to top of small eggs
    (bodies). Beginning at back of body, glue fur pieces cut in
    Step 3 around babies. Glue excess fur to opposite ends of
    body, gathering and smoothing as needed.
  • 17. Cut fringe into scarf ends. Tie scarves around necks,
    pulling tightly. Insert eyes in same way as larger bunny. Glue
    pompom noses and ears to heads.
  • 18. Cover buttons with 1-1/2" purple fleece circles; glue to
    secure. Bend wire length into curve; glue to one bunny's head;
    glue earmuffs over wire ends. For second bunny, fold and glue
    1/2" hem in each long edge of hat strip; glue hat around head
    in same way as larger bunny.
  • 19. For carrot sled, place foam cone on peach felt at an
    angle. Roll felt around cone, cutting excess felt on long
    side. Trim felt at cone tip and base, leaving enough felt to
    cover ends. Finger-gather felt at each end and glue to foam.
  • 20. Cut two 4" x 12" strips from green felt; cut 3" fringe
    along one long edge of each piece. Loosely roll green strips
    together; glue ends to secure. Glue green felt to top of carrot.
  • 21. Knot cord ends; glue ends to opposite sides of sled. Glue
    baby bunnies to one flat side of sled. Glue cord into larger bunny's paw.