How to Make Bunny Ears

Create a quick costume for Easter or Halloween by making some bunny rabbit ears.


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You Will Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • White poster board
  • Glue
  • Pen or pencil
  • Pink and gray felt
  • Two white pipe cleaners
  • A glue gun and glue sticks
  • A plastic headband


  1. Step 1

    Make the headband

    Measure the head of the prospective bunny-ear wearer, and then cut a piece of poster board long enough and wide enough for a band that wraps around the head. You may have to glue strips of poster board to each other to make a long enough band. Glue the ends to each other to make a circle.

  2. You can use a plastic headband in place of a homemade one.

  3. Step 2

    Draw the ears

    Sketch two bunny ears of whatever size you like on the gray felt and cut them out. They should be at least 7 inches tall. Then cut two identical thinner and shorter ears out of pink felt.

  4. Not an artist? Type 'bunny ears template' into a search engine and you’ll find outlines you can trace.

  5. Step 3

    Attach the pipe cleaner

    Using the glue gun, attach the pipe cleaners to the headband where you'd like the ears to be, or wrap them securely a few times around the headband so the cleaners are standing straight up.

  6. Step 4

    Glue an ear to the pipe cleaner

    Glue a gray piece to the back of a pipe cleaner with the glue gun. Once it has dried, glue a pink piece on top of the gray piece and the pipe cleaner, making sure the pink and gray pieces meet at the base of the ear.

  7. Step 5

    Do the other ear

    Repeat for the other ear. Cut the ends of the pipe cleaners so they're hidden inside the felt.

  8. Step 6

    Get hopping

    Put on the ears, bend them using the pipe cleaner if you'd like, and get hopping!

  9. Rabbits regulate their body temperature through their ears, which release heat when they get too hot.