Whether you’re giving Easter gifts to older kids who just want cash and gift cards, younger kids who’d love something snuggly, or anyone in between who likes candy, these felt marshmallow Peeps bunnies are a quick and easy Easter gift.
These Peeps bunnies are hand sewn – no sewing machine required – and made with felt, which means they’re easy to make. The bunnies have an arm that can be used to hold cash, a gift card, or a treat when given as an Easter gift, or hidden for an Easter egg hunt. And, a whole batch of them can be made frugally for under $1 during an evening or two of TV watching (or middle of the night baby feedings…).
To make felt Peeps bunnies, you will need:
- felt (I used yellow and green, but pink, blue, or white would work)
- embroidery floss to match the felt
- brown embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- poly-fill stuffing
Instructions for Felt Peeps Bunnies (with arms)
- First, cut out a Peeps bunny shape from heavy paper to use as a pattern. I used a piece of Peeps clipart that I printed, but you can download a pattern here. My bunnies are life-sized, but this pattern is a big larger.
- Trace your pattern onto the felt, and cut out two bunnies. Cut a strip of felt to use for the arms if using.
- Using brown embroidery floss, use French knots to embroider a face on one of the cut out Peeps bunnies.
- Layer both bunny shapes and the arm piece right sides out.
- Using coordinating thread and starting at the arm, blanket stitch up, around the ears and down across the arm on the other side.
- Stuff the bunny with poly-fill and continue blanket stitching around the bottom of the Peeps bunny.