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Now that Easter is behind us I thought I’d share with you a project that didn’t quite cut the mustard. I started out with good intentions of making a bunny from recycled materials and household items. The template I designed for the bunny’s skeletal structure came along smoothly. After I assembled the pieces together, I secured it with hot-glue. Then I took wads of crumpled newspaper and built out the body using masking tape. At this point it looked great. The scale of the body was perfect. I had made so much with so little. But the truth was it still looked like a mummified rabbit found in an Egyptian tomb. I had to give it fur. I thought cotton balls and jellybeans could work. I thought wrong. The proportions were entirely thwarted by the bulkiness of the cotton and the green candy eyes just made it look pure evil. By the time I was able to re-approach the craft, we had already programmed the rest of our Easter content for 2010. Maybe next year I'll try again. So I put my reject project in our give away pile as a joke and to my surprise it was immediately snagged. Turns out our Beauty Producer Mary Forrest loves it and made a special home for it in her office. She’s thinking of what to name it. Please write in with your suggestions.

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Recycled cardboard made the skeletal framework

1 Recycled cardboard made the skeletal framework

Crumpled newspaper and masking tape does wonders

2 Crumpled newspaper and masking tape does wonders

It comes together really fast

3 It comes together really fast

I plumped up all the limbs first

4 I plumped up all the limbs first

What's up doc?

5 What's up doc?

I should have stopped here and rethink what I was doing. I was loosing all the detail of it's shape.

6 I should have stopped here and rethink what I was doing. I was loosing all the detail of it's shape.

Lo and behold, a loving parent.

7 Lo and behold, a loving parent.

Comments (16)

  • I think mumma bunny

  • Hello,I think mumma bunnie would be a good name,thank you Amy

  • I don't have a name suggestion but I love this idea- if you hotglued craft moss on it it would look like a little bunny topiary!

  • How about puffles

  • For some reason, Melvin strikes me as a good name for the green-eyed bunny.

  • Stella!

    This made me laugh! I actually thought it was pretty awesome looking pre-cotton balls.

  • I don't know... it strikes me more as... Angel Buns.

  • Oh how cheesy is this name? But, here it is: Shnookie. Do you see what you have started? :)

  • Are you kidding? The bunny is adorable! I like Hufflepuff.

  • He is adorable! How about Mr. Flufflepuff?

  • That is an adoreable bunny! not evil looking green eyes at all. I have named a few bunnies and my favorite name is "Harvie". so named because I was 6 and loved that name. My mom used to make a Harvie Wall Banger Cake. The 70's you have to love them.

  • I like it....it sounded awful... but it is really cute.

    He just needs a nice ribbon to finish it. Little Peter Cotton Tail....

  • I THINK lAMP CHOP WOULD DO ,IT LOOKS LIKE THE OLD LAMP CHOP

  • excuse me i mean lamb chop.

  • I think "P" Bunny aka Puff Bunny like P Diddy.

  • I think that if you had stopped at the tape layer (picture with "what's up doc") and covered him with paper mache of some kind of beautiful paper scraps he would have been really beautiful. I think he turned out rather cute in the end, which ain't so bad either. :)

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