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How to Make Bunny Ears

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


  • 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.
  • TIP: You can use a plastic headband in place of a homemade one.
  • 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.
  • TIP: Not an artist? Type 'bunny ears template' into a search engine and you’ll find outlines you can trace.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Step 6: Get hopping Put on the ears, bend them using the pipe cleaner if you'd like, and get hopping!
  • FACT: Rabbits regulate their body temperature through their ears, which release heat when they get too hot.

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

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