Clay Pot Bunny Butt

My mother would, even at my ripe old age of 63, be very disappointed in me for using the word “butt” in this title. lol

Remember Winnie The Pooh? One of Pooh’s misadventures was getting stuck in Rabbit’s hole. Rabbit tries to push and push and can’t get Pooh out. Well, consider this craft being Rabbit indulging in his stash of honey and now, he’s the one who’s stuck.

How cute is this little “Rabbit Stuck in a Hole?”

This is another craft I took to the nursing home for my father (who had Alzheimer’s disease) and me to work on together. Like I’ve said, it always made him feel as though he was being helpful, and it made our time together go so much more smoothly. We always made enough of whatever we were working on to give to others; both in and out of the family.

Supplies: for one “Rabbit Stuck in a Hole”

One 3-inch clay pot, One 3-inch Styrofoam ball, Elmer’s glue, White acrylic paint, Yellow acrylic paint, Pink acrylic paint, 1-inch paint brush, One stippling brush, One 1-inch diameter pom-pom, small piece of white felt, small piece of pink felt, small amount of green “Easter” grass, and paper plate
Let’s get started…
Put a generous glob of white paint onto the paper plate and paint a little more than half of the Styrofoam ball. Because the Styrofoam ball is so porous, it will take a bit of paint. Set aside to dry.

Put a small amount of both the yellow and the pink paint on the paper plate, and begin to stipple the outside of the clay pot with both colors (dry brush style — meaning dip the paint brush into the paints, then stipple on the paper plate to get most of the paint off of the brush). Set aside to dry.

Using the white felt, cut out the bottom of the rabbit’s feet. The three-toed feet are a little less than 2-inches long and about 1 1/2-inches wide. Then cut out six 1/4-inch diameter pink felt circles and two 1/2-inch diameter pink felt circles. Glue the pink circles onto the two white felt feet as shown above and set aside.

Once the clay pot has completely dried, apply a ring of Elmer’s glue around the inside of the clay pot, approximately a 1/4-inch from the top. Lay the Easter grass inside, then apply a second ring of glue and lay the Styrofoam ball inside — making sure the painted side of the ball is facing up.

At this point, to some of you, it may resemble an ice-cream cone, but to me, it’s definitely going to be a silly rabbit that got stuck in a hole.

Glue the white pom-pom slightly off center to make the rabbit’s fluffy tail. Then glue the two feet just below the rabbit’s tail, as shown.

You’ve just completed your “Rabbit Stuck in a Hole.” And like I say to all my Crafting Sistas each month, “It’s your project, so paint the pot whatever color you want to paint it. Make it a brown bunny instead of a white one; or put moss around the edge of the pot instead of Easter grass.

Anyway you look at it, he’s really cute. Be sure to sign and date the bottom of the pot.

Happy crafting, happy Easter, and most importantly, happy family-time! Cherish every moment of it.
To read more about the Treasure Coast of Florida and all it has to offer, visit my friend’s site at All Things Treasure Coast.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Dj says:

    So silly. And so cute!


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