Saturday, April 3, 2010

Yarn Wrapped Easter Animals Tutorial

Yarn Wrapped Easter Egg Chicks and Bunnies

Plastic Easter Eggs - it's best if they somewhat match they yarn you'll be using as they may show through in some parts
Yarn - The yellow we used is Lion Brand Homespun, the pink is something similar (not sure what exactly--it's long since lost it's label)
Glue Gun
Beads (or some other material for eyes)
Wire (for bunny whiskers)
Pompom (for bunny tail)

Step 1: Glue and Wrap - Start with a glob of hot glue on the bottom of the egg and attach the yarn. Then just glue and wrap until the egg is covered. We didn't bother to glue the eggs shut, but you could if you felt it was necessary. (She's very proud that I now trust her to use the glue gun WITH supervision!) :)

Step 2: Gather Your Supplies and Cut the Felt - For the bunny we cut ears from pink felt, put a bit of white in them and then pinched the bottom to give them some dimension. The feet are cut like a heart with the bottom chopped off. The nose is a rounded triangle. We twisted the wire together at the middle and then curled the ends. The tail is a large pompom. 

For the chick, it's a bit more simple. Just feet and beak and eyes (not pictured). We cut a triangle with a little notch out of the bottom and then cut the "feet" with pinking shears to give them "toes". The beak is an elongated triangle. Oh, and we added a kicky feather to the top of the head.

At first we did puffy paint for the eyes. It worked okay on the yarn but was a bit temperamental. We ended up gluing beads over the paint marks and liked the beads better.

Step 3: Assemble - Glue the feet to the bottom of the egg. Glue on the eyes and beak for the chick. For the bunny, we put a large dot of hot glue on the face, put the whiskers in the glue and then topped it off with the nose. My daughter also added little paws and a carrot and red cheeks to her bunny. Glue the ears to the back of the head and the tail to the back.

And there you go!!


Cotton Yarn Manufacturer said...

Yeah Such a very beautiful pictures. thanks for sharing it...

JR and Brynn said...

Okay, those are the cutest things I have ever seen. I am DEFINATELY saving this for my "to do" files. You are the best! Thanks for sharing.


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