I used a wooden knife to shape the ears. As I felt that would properly express the shape of rabbit ears.
I wonder if Peter’s standing ears express nervousness? Like when he sneaks into the field of Mr. McGregor.
The official Peter Rabbit site is
celebrating the 150th birthday of
author Beatrix Potter.
In her works, Potter wanted to
emphasize the natural look.
In 1901 she began publishing her
books with 24 stories, that are read
all over the world, across many
The exciting thing is that a new
animation movie about Peter the
rabbit is scheduled to come out in
the spring of 2018. British actor
James Corden will be the voice of
One paper roll (tube),
3 wooden knives ,
Some paper towels,
Wood glue, Cutter knife,
Acrylic paint,Magic marker,
Newspaper (or copy paper),
Nail file or sandpaper.
♥ When you paint the body, put on
the colors with a sponge,
first darker then lighter colors to
make it look like fur.
♥Do not forget the tail.
Use the tip of the knife as ears, part of the handle will be
thetoes. Take one end of the paper roll and cut 8-12 equally
spaced slits. Then insert into the opening about 2 cm wide.
Insert the ears, extra bud part will be cut off.
Make each wood piece smooth with a file or sandpaper.
Take another circular cardboard glued inside
the tube for support. Here the wood end can
be set inserted into the small hole.
♥ It is OK to be stuff paper towels into the tube
instead of stuffing another cardboard tube inside.
Use copy paper or news paper to make the head cover
smooth. I glued a circular cardboard in the bottom of
the tube with feet. The body of the tube and feet was
painted by a little sponge.
Use a single wooden knife to make both arms.
Both arms don’t have to be the same shape.
Smoothe them by using a nail file or sandpaper.
Then paint and glue.
Create a carrot by using wood dowel pins.
And green corrugated cardboard for leaves.
Make the dowel pin pointy like a carrot with a pencil shapener.
Stick a staple in top of the dowel pin with pliers. Then paint it
Cut the staple then wrap and glue it on the slit cardbord top.
This is a Cat's Cradle Fun original craft.
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