Are you looking for a DIY Peep bunny plush tutorial? Here is a really easy craft for the Easter season. You can even make it no sew if you’d like. My kids love Peeps, how about you?
I made Peep pillows for Easter, and my kids loved their plush toy with the perky ears. These little bunnies are perfect to add to an Easter basket surrounded by all the Easter candies and chocolates. This craft didn’t take a lot of time. There are options listed to make it easier, and there is an option for easy storage.
My mom gave me a bunch of fabric. Every year I sit down with it and try to create something. This year I decided on Peeps. We store and keep these bunny plushies, but they would make adorably charming gifts.
Peep Bunny Plush Materials
- Fabric, of your choice. You can use pink fabric if you want a pink bunny. Or, try other pastel colors like yellow and purple.
- Buttons for eyes and nose or peel and stick felt
- Sewing Machine, hand stitching material, or hot glue
- Optional Velcro
Peep Bunny Plush Instructions
Here are step-by-step instructions to make your DIY bunny plush:
Step 1: Use pattern or free hand Peep bunny shape
Fold a piece of fabric in 1/2 & put your “right sides” (which means the part that is facing out on your bunny) of fabric together. Draw a peep shape.
If you are not comfortable free handing your Peep round body, here’s what you can do:
- Google search for a picture of a peep
- cut and paste it onto a piece of paper
- make it the size you want
- print it for a pattern
Step 2: Cut Fabric for Peep bunny stuffed animal
Cut your double layer of fabric, and stitch or hot glue the bunny together. Make sure to leave an opening at the bottom for stuffing.
Step 3: Add Peep bunny face
Turn your bunny “right side” out and add the eyes and nose for the cutest face. Stitch on the buttons or use the peel and stick felt.
Step 4: Stuff the Peep Bunny Plushie
Stuff the inside of your bunny to the desired amount of polyester fiberfill. Make sure to work the fiberfill into the ears before stuffing the round body.
Stitch the bunny closed. See the next step if you want to make it more pack-able after Easter and easier to store.
Step 5: Finish Peep Bunny plushie with Velcro strips
I opted to use Velcro strips to close my bunny. I used a stitch Velcro but you could use a Velcro with a sticky back to save production time. This allows me to stuff the bunny when I decorate, and then un-stuff it and pack it away for the year with other Easter decorations.
We called this “sitting with our peeps” when we sat on the couch with our cute toys.
Now while my kids are enjoying their marshmallow treat, they can cuddle with these. There is no need to run to the bear workshop for those expensive pets. Boy did my kids love that store. There was a serious passion for stopping there whenever we were near there. What is your favorite Easter treat? (My mom’s is hot tamales, my kids love sour things, etc) Do you have any special requests that you look forward to? Let me know in the comments below.
Soft fabrics are best suited for the DIY Peep bunny plush. These DIY bunny plushies are not just decorations for Easter; thus, a soft fabric, like fleece, is more comforting. If you intend for your plush bunny to be displayed as decoration, consider using fabrics like muslin and corduroy to add texture. Pastel or bright colors are also great choices!
Use cold water and a soft cloth to surface clean your stuffed bunny plush. While some stuffed animals can be machine washed, the delicate assembly of the DIY Peep bunny plush, including potentially delicate felt, peel-and-stick eyes, makes surface cleaning a better option to prevent damage.
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