Friday, March 26, 2010

How to make a boo-boo bunny

I was obsessed with these as a kid. Probably because they are really easy and don't require sewing. You have probably all made these a bajillion times but just in case you haven't, here's a quick tutorial.

You will need: A washcloth (I think the light colored ones turn out nicer but that could be just me. I love the ones with a small accent like the red striped above. It adds a little something)
a rubber band
a piece of ribbon
a marker or googly eyes to make a face

Take your washcloth and and fold it into a triangle. Starting with the small, pointed end, roll the washcloth up, until you have a single roll. Now fold you roll of washcloth in half. Then fold it in half again. Then wrap you rubber band around the front of the second fold. This is the bunny's head. You want to leave plenty of room for there to be floppy ears. Fluff its ears up. There should be a circle in the back. This is where the ice cube goes when a little one has a boo-boo. Tie your ribbon around the rubber band. Make a face for you bunny. I drew my on with a marker because my little girl is still small enough that she would eat googly eyes if they came off.

I still have such fond memories of these bunnies. Probably because I was a bit of a drama queen and often thought I needed a band-aid or an ice cube for my so called owie.


Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

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FunOnaDime said...

That's cute! I'll have to try it with my kids

Frugal Vicki said...

That is cute! I will have to try it, I know my son would love it!

Katherine said...

This is a great idea! My 2 year old is sooooo accident prone and HATES when I have to ice his 'BooBoos' maybe this will help!

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Letherton said...

Thanks for the son will love this when he gets hurt
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Ron Cooper said...

"Boo, Boo Bunny"--how cute!

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Abigail said...

I save the gel packs you sometimes get to keep food cool and keep some in the fridge (usually in mosquito season) but this idea is so much cuter!

Tina @ said...

This would help save on bandaids for those "horrible" wounds that kids tend to come inside with! Great idea. I'm thinking about making ones in unique colors for each kid!

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Jen said...

I remember making these as a kid and totally loving them. Thanks for posting this so that I can share them with my kids. :)

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yonca said...

I'm sure my son will love it!

Linda said...

Stopping by from SITS. Love the boo boo bunny. I use to make them when my daughter was small. Makes it easier to apply ice on our litte ones boo boo's. After the ice has done its job they can hold the bunny close.

Acting Balanced Mom said...

Love this idea! We make bath bunnies... you wrap a washcloth around a bar of soap and use the elastic to hold the soap in and make the ears... (it only makes a bunny head)
The kids love to bathe with the bath bunny and I just wash it after use and make a new clean bath bunny for the next time... this works really well with thinner washcloths like infant cloths, easier for the soap to come through.

My Book Barn said...

SO cute! When I was little I used to help my grandmother make these! It was easy (even as a young girl) & a lot of fun! Thanks for bringing back that memory!

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