Use empty thread spools to create the cutest little Easter bunnies. These are easy to put together and cost practically nothing.
Using different sizes of spools, you can create a bunny family. This could be a fun crafting activity for kids to join in and help to create.
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Making fun Easter crafts that children can help with can be a great family crafting activity. Even if you don’t have little ones, these are still fun to make.
Easter Bunnies Made from Spools
My mother loved to sew, but in her later years, she stopped. But, she didn’t discard the thread that she had on hand. She kept in in sewing boxes for years. A couple of those boxes made it home with me, even though I don’t sew at all.
Some of the spools only had a tiny bit of thread left on them. I was doing some spring cleaning of a closet recently and I came across these spools. Rather than discarding them, I turned to Pinterest to find thread spool crafts.
Many of the spools she had were white plastic, but natural wood spools would work well, too.
I sorted through my cloth stash and found a couple of prints that I liked for these bunnies.
Fold the fabric so that both edges meet on the back. Add a small amount of hot glue near the end and fold the fabric so that the raw edge doesn’t show.
Add a line of hot glue onto the spool and attach the fabric. A finger protector comes in handy for this.
Cut a pipe cleaner in half and bend each piece into the shape of bunny ears. Insert it into the opening of the spool. These spools don’t have a solid top with just one hole.
To cover the other holes, I used bits of poly-fil to fill them to look like bunny fur.
A small cotton ball is hot glued onto the back for the tail.
Using Design Space for Cricut, I searched for a bunny face. There are tons of bunny images, but not many that are just the face. I found one and used only the mouth and whiskers.
For the eyes and nose, I used the shapes feature and resized circles and a heart to fit the spools.
After cutting, I used transfer paper to adhere the face elements to the fabric.
I think these two are the cutest! The fabric is a good look for them and the bunny face turned out just how I wanted them to.
If you don’t have a cutting machine, you could cut these shapes free handed or draw the faces onto the fabric with paint pens. I think kids would probably have fun drawing the faces to make them unique.
Looking through my stash of bits and pieces of vinyl left over from other Cricut projects, I decided to use some of the color pieces for the thread spool bunnies. I wrapped the adhesive vinyl around the spool and then used transfer paper to attach the face.
I love the assortment of colors for these. They all look festive for Easter.
I’m going to use a combination of the cloth and vinyl bunnies on my casual Easter table along with the DIY Centerpiece I created from thrift store finds.
Can’t you see a group of these being used for a fun Easter vignette? Kids could make them in their favorite colors and put them out for a little Easter parade of bunnies!
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Thread Spool Bunny Craft
You can find packs of thread and pipe cleaners at most dollar stores if you don’t have any on hand. Instead of fabric or vinyl, decorative tape found at the dollar store could also be used.
Supply List for Thread Spool Easter Bunnies
- Empty Thread Spools
- Adhesive Vinyl
- Pipe Cleaners
- Hot Glue
- Small Cotton Balls
- Polyfil or Large Cotton Balls
- Cricut or Paint Pens
I plan on using these on my casual Easter table at each place setting. They could be used as place card holders for a table setting, too.