Inspired by these fun furry friends I spotted on Pinterest a couple days ago, last night a new friend came to play at our house. He's especially fond of Olivia. And cookies. And books. He's fairly quiet and prefers to spend his time reading, but we can always coax him out of bed to come and play.
He's one happy, friendly bunny! And oh-so fun to play with. He's great at keeping little fingers busy (and quiet!) for long happy periods of time.
Olivia loves to read him stories. During church today she whispered stories to him for quite a while. Stories are Benny's favorite.
Chocolate cookies are Benny's other favorite.
Sometimes he likes to be naughty and sneak them in bed.
Eating chocolate cookies + reading in his cozy bed = a very happy Benny Bunny.
Benny has lots of things that make him happy.
If you want to make them too (as well as a Benny Bunny of your own) come back throughout the week for a fun collection of fast and easy mini tutorials.
Get a list of materials to have on-hand after the jump!
Also after the jump, I'll include a list of the mini tutorials and update the list with links as each of the tutorials are published. So feel free to pin this page on Pinterest. It'll have everything you need when you come back to it later.
What you'll need to make Benny & his things:
- an Altoids tin (or mint tin approximately the same size)
- white felt (I prefer wool felt, but craft felt will work too)
- pink felt
- purple felt (or another color)
- fun fabric scraps
- embroidery floss
- brown button (yummy ones like these)
- needle & thread
- sewing machine
Have fun gathering your supplies!
Benny Bunny Mini Tutorials
*There's no tutorial for the cookie. It's just a brown button. :)
If you make a Benny Bunny of your own, please add some photos of Benny and his things to the Flickr group! That way everyone can see all the fun variations as well as new ideas for things Benny might enjoy. :)