The bunnies are one of those "comfort items" I love putting into a shoebox. Operation Christmas Child encourages people to put soap and a washcloth into each shoebox gift, and I don't like sending a plain washcloth, and I can't knit well (or crochet for that matter) so I turn my washcloths into bunnies!
- 1 flat square washcloth, washcloths with a woven or solid raised border, do not work as well, because your bunny turns out bulky.
- 1 elastic hairtie.
Optional-ribbon,google eyes, and or mini pompoms and fabric glue.
- On a flat surface, lay your washcloth down flat, smoothing out wrinkles, If desired you may cut the tag off.
- Fold in half diagonally creating a triangle.
- Starting with the point across from the fold, roll the point towards the fold.
- Take the rolled washcloth, and fold in half. creating a long “U”
- Fold this in half again.
- Add a rubber band and adjust the ears.
Because the purpose of these is for cleaning, I normally leave them “as is” at this point. The fun is in the shape of the washcloth and it can be made flat again, when unfolded. For those wanted to take an extra step and keep them as a “boo-boo” bunny you may embellish with ribbon, googley eyes and or mini pompoms to keep it looking like a bunny. You can wet these and toss them into the freezer they get cold in 5-10 minutes and many times a child will keep a bunny on a bump longer than an icepack. If you wish to use an ice cube, you can slip the ice cube into the body of the bunny, and the wash cloth will absorb the drips as it melts.
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