Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Tutorial : Bunny Puppet

 Hi everyone! As you all know, Easter is just around the corner!
I don't know how you're spending Easter, but I'll be going to a children's Easter event!

For the event, we will be having a little puppet show! We don't have a little bunny for our Easter puppet show though, so we'll make one!

What you'll need :
1) Fabric (3 colours for the body, ear/nose, and eyes)
2) Sewing thread
3) Round head pins
4) Sewing needle
5) Scissors
6) Paper and pencil
The design is very very simple. Place your hand on a piece of paper, draw a 'door' shape with it's width slightly wider. That will be the bunny's body, and all you need to do is add it's hands! Simple enough? (:

Place your hand above to test that it fits. Make sure there are seam allowance. If all is okay, cut it out on 2 pieces of fabric (I used white). With the front facing inwards, use the round head pins to keep everything in place. 

 Next, draw and cut out the ears as you wish. You can cut out trials first to see how it looks before starting to sew.
 Remove the round head pins from the bunny's head (Those on the body remains) flip it out, and sew the bunny's eyes and nose. When that is done, sew the bunny's ears (inner ear on outer ear). Then, place the ear inside the 2 pieces of cloth for the bunny's body. Make sure the surface (pink side) of the ear is facing TOWARDS the bunny's nose. This is to make sure when the puppet is flipped inside out, the ears face frontwards. Pin everything back, and start sewing the sides.
 When you see something like this, means you've done it right. 
To make the head area less flimsy, cut out a dome shape from any light coloured fabric. Sew it and put some stuffing into it. This gives the bunny's head a little support.
 Now it's time to flip it out! Turn it inside out and pull out those ears!
 Tadaa! What an adorable bunny!
 Use a needle to pull out those hard to reach areas (hands etc)
You can also add a little fluffy tail for the bunny if you want.
And it's done! A very simple tutorial on a bunny/rabbit puppet!

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Bye! Have a lovely day!

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