Baby Shower Washcloth Bunny Favors

One of my local blogging buddies is expecting–isn’t that exciting!  To honor the upcoming blessed event we are having a virtual baby shower, dubbed… Baby’s Grand Adventure.  For my part, I am making Washcloth Bunnies as Baby Shower Favors.  We already have lots of wonderful cooks in the group, so I am chipping in on green party planning.washcloth-bunnies-2

Around this time of year, I always start to think about holiday parties and how to make things a little easier on the environment.  We’ve already switched to packaging gifts exclusively in reusable bags with both Christmas  & baby shower versions (even repurposed from standard shopping bags).  But I’m always looking to do more.  

When I learned on the internet that I could make a washcloth bunny, I got an inspiration.  Why not create party decorations that had a future after the event was over.  It was all quite easy and I found everything I needed at Michaels’s and Kohl’s Department Store. 

What You Need:

  • Washcloths (see below for discussion*)
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Mini pom-poms for noses
  • Washable, non-toxic white glue
  • Scissors (to cut ribbon)
  • Rubber bands

(*I used regular, not baby, washcloths that were still super soft, great value, and sized better for bunny-making.  These come in every imaginable color so you can even match your party’s theme colors.)

You assemble a washcloth bunny as follows:

Lay the washcloth flat and fold in half on the diagonal to form a triangle.  Washcloth BunniesIMG_9562

Roll the folded washcloth into a tube starting from the point (open side) to the long side (fold). Washcloth BunniesIMG_9566Fold the rolled washcloth “tube” in half.  Washcloth BunniesIMG_9567

Fold back washcloth “tube” in half a second time. Washcloth BunniesIMG_9568

Place a rubber band around the washcloth about 2″ from the second fold. This forms the head of the bunny, with its ears sticking out above the rubber band.Washcloth BunniesIMG_9569

Washcloth BunniesIMG_9570Glue on wiggle eyes, a pom-pom nose and decorate with ribbon. Washcloth BunniesIMG_9571

For another take on this, see Aunt Annie’s Crafts   

Now if this were a real rather than virtual baby shower, guests could leave them for the expectant mother (I decided you could never have too many baby washcloths when my first child was born) or take them home–where if you already have enough washcloths this would work great as a kitchen cloth.washcloth-bunnies-done

These bunnies might also be cute in Easter baskets–for older kids only, with the choking hazards in this design.  Now if you were expecting food from me–or if just you worked up an appetite watching, take a look at the food bring served at this virtual shower:

The Frosted Vegan – Maple Apple Cider Caramels

The Speckled Palate – Indoor S’mores

Stew or a Story – Whole Grain Apple Scones with Homemade Caramel Sauce

The Sweetphi Blog – Hot Air Balloon Shaped Pizza {Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza}

24 thoughts on “Baby Shower Washcloth Bunny Favors

    1. Inger Post author

      Some people do a version called “Boo Boo Bunny.” It holds one of those plastic ice cubes you can fill with water which can be put in the freezer for when you need to ice a “boo boo” (I sooo wanted one of those.)

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    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks Lynn. The one picture reminded me of the two Guinea Pigs I used to have. I suppose I’d better be careful not to look at that one too often…

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    1. Inger Post author

      That would be so fun if you passed this along Freeda. They really are quite easy to do (believe me, because I am not very coordinated when it comes to crafts).

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    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks–and now if you ever have an emergency need for a bunny in a photo shoot…

    1. Inger Post author

      What a good idea Trisha! One of my daughters babysits–I’ll have to mention this to her.

  4. Louise

    Aren’t they cute, Inger. Even I may be able to make them. (Of course I’ll probably mess up something, lol…)

    A virtual baby shower sounds like fun. Perhaps I should throw around some hints to my kids for more grandchildren, lol…

    Thanks for sharing, Inger…

  5. Ivy Sew

    Hi Inger, these little bunnies are so cute and adorable. You are very creative besides being a good cook too!!! Thumbs up to you and regards 🙂

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