When I was little, my mom used to keep these little washcloth bunnies on hand for a couple of reasons. One. They are really adorable and two? They are the perfect little ice cube holder for a tiny little owie. I was a pretty dramatic kid, so I think this was how she made me feel better.
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.
DIY Washcloth Bunny
You will need:
- A washcloth
- a rubber band
- a piece of ribbon
- a marker or googly eyes to make a face
- Take your washcloth and fold it into a triangle
- Starting with the small, pointed end, roll the washcloth up, until you have a single roll
- Now fold your roll of washcloth in half
- Then fold it in half again
- Wrap a 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 the 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.
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.
Have you ever made a washcloth bunny before?
Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts says
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That's cute! I'll have to try it with my kids
Frugal Vicki says
That is cute! I will have to try it, I know my son would love it!
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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Thanks for the post…my son will love this when he gets hurt
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Ron Cooper says
"Boo, Boo Bunny"–how cute!
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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 @ www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com says
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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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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I'm sure my son will love it!
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 says
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 says
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!