Amigurumi Bunny & Bear Characters

Materials

  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam: two 2-1/2” balls, two 2” balls, eight 1” balls, 1/2” sheet
  • Pastel yarn colors: pink, cream, wheat
  • Black beads, four
  • Felt, scraps: pink, cream
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: Red, Brown
  • Ribbon: cream, purple
  • Plastic-flower embellishments

Tools

  • Needle-felting tool
  • Embroidery needle
  • Disappearing-ink fabric marker
  • Fabric glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, straight pins, round toothpicks

Directions

STEP 1

  • For each character, choose yarn color for body. Beginning at top of 2” ball, pin end of yarn in place. Needle-felt to secure. Remove pin.

STEP 2

  • Wrap yarn around ball, working approximately in 2” areas. Use needle to secure yarn to ball. Continue wrapping and needle-felting yarn, covering all areas of ball. Cut yarn and needle-felt yarn ends on ball. Set aside.

STEP 3

  • For arms and legs, choose yarn color for each character. Needle-felt yarn on 1” ball as done in Step 2. Repeat with remaining three 1” balls. (Note: A round toothpick inserted in ball is helpful for turning and handling the ball.) Set aside.

STEP 4

  • For head, choose yarn color for each character. Needle-felt yarn to 2-1/2” ball as done in previous steps. Set aside.

STEP 5

  • Cut 1/2” circle from felt for nose/mouth. Using three strands of Red or Brown embroidery floss, stitch nose and mouth onto felt circles. Glue nose/mouth on center of ball. For eyes, glue black beads above nose/mouth.

STEP 6

  • For ears, measure and cut two 1/2” ovals (bear) or two 2” ovals (bunny) from felt. Position ears on foam sheet. Needle-felt yarn onto ears, covering all areas.

STEP 7

  • Insert round toothpicks into body, head, arms, and ears. Assemble characters. Use fabric glue to spot glue.

STEP 8

  • Embellish characters with ribbon bows and plastic flowers.
by Rebekah Meier for Dow Chemical Co.
Amigurumi Bunny & Bear Characters
Amigurumi Bunny & Bear Characters