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Wall Wabbit

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What fun to celebrate spring with the creation of a GIANT rabbit for the wall! Kids will love the jumbo size and it makes a great annual reminder of the year “we made the Wall Wabbit together!”

Materials

STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam
+One – Disc, 11-7/8″ x 7/8″, white
+One  – Egg, 5-7/8″ x 3-7/8″, white
+One – Ball, 3″, white
Foam Cutter
Two- 35mm wiggle eyes
3/4″ x 4″ self-adhesive eyelashes
9″ x 12″ white sheet foam
Spray texture paint, Flurry*
Spray paint, Perfect Pink*
12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper*:  3 Squares Print, 2 Peppermint Raindrop, 3 Peppermint
Thirteen 12″ chenille stems, pink
Glue gun and glue sticks
Glue stick*
Tacky glue*
Cutting mat*
Scissors
Newspapers
Transparent tape
Large paperclip for hanging
Pencil

Instructions

  1. Attach hanger. For hanging rabbit, on top, back of Styrofoam™ disc, press one end of clip into foam to embed about half way. Secure with tacky glue. Let dry. Turn over disc, keeping hanger at top back.
  2. Assemble jowls and nose. For jowls, use a pencil to draw a guide line around Styrofoam™ egg, the long way. Use cutting mat and foam cutter; cut egg in half along guide line.  Place egg halves, onto front of disc, side by side, with narrow ends pointing up, slightly overlapping center bottom edge of disc. To make jowls, use tacky glue to attach to face. For nose, cut ball in half. Set aside one ball half for another project. Cut 1/4″ off bottom sides of the ball half to form a “v”. Press and shape to nestle between top of jowls. Remove for now.
  3. Spray paint face and nose. In a well-ventilated area, protect work area with newspapers. Ask an adult to help spray face with texture paint according to manufacturer’s instructions. Let dry. Apply two to three coats until well covered. Spray nose with Perfect Pink paint. Let dry. Use tacky glue to attach nose to top center of jowls. Let dry.
  4. Assemble rest of face. Cut eyelash length in half. Attach eyelashes with tacky glue to top edge of wiggle eyes. Glue eyes to face, keeping them half way down, according to photo. Let dry. For teeth: cut two 1 1/2″ x 4″ pieces from white foam. Use foam cutter to make slits in bottom insides of jowls. Slide in teeth using scissors to guide. Trim length, as needed.
  5. Assemble ears. Use pattern to trace two ears onto Peppermint Raindrop paper and cut out. For ear support, tightly twist together three chenille stems. Run a line of hot glue on center back of ear and place chenille stems into glue allowing one end of stems to extend 1″ beyond point of ear. Repeat with other ear. Let ears dry. Position ears on top of head, insert into Styrofoam™. Gently shape twisted stems to curl and bend ears into a fun look.
  6. Make bow loops. Ask an adult to help make the bow. Cut one sheet of square print paper into thirds, making three 4″ x 12″ strips. Cut in half one of the strips. To extend the length, butt end of one long strip to end of one short strip and tape on back. Repeat with other long and short strips, creating a total of two 4″ x 18″ strips.
  7. With a sheet of peppermint paper, in the same way as in step 6, cut and tape. Then use glue stick to attach one peppermint paper strip to wrong side of one square print paper strip. (Note: Ideally, do not make the short-pieced end of each strip be on the same end.) Now there should be two 4″ x 18″ square print paper strips, lined with peppermint paper.
  8. To make a loop, (with square print paper on the outside) bring together and use glue stick to connect two short ends. Hold for a moment. Scrunch end of loop and fan-fold end three times. Apply hot glue in between each fold and flatten on table as much as possible. Repeat to make other loop. Slightly overlap the end of one loop over another and hot glue.
  9. Cut paper for bow center and tails. Cut one sheet of square print paper into thirds, making three 4″ x 12″ strips. Set aside two of the three strips for tails. Repeat with peppermint paper. Use glue stick to attach one peppermint paper strip to wrong side of one square print paper strip. Then trim strip to 2″ x 9″. Wrap around center of bow loops, trimming, overlapping and hot gluing ends on back.
  10. Make bow tails. With remaining strips, use glue stick to attach one peppermint paper strip to wrong side of one square print paper strip. Repeat for other tail. As was done with ends of loops, fan-fold and hot glue one end of each tail and hot glue to center back of bow. (Optional: Trim scrap of paper and cover glued area on back of bow.) Gently curl ends. Use scissors to V-notch tail ends.

* The following products were used for this project: FloraCraft® Styrofoam™ and Design It:™ Foam Cutter • Design Master® Color Tex Spray Texture and Color Tool® Spray Paint • The Paper Company/TPC Studio Decorative Papers • Elmer’s® Craft Bond™ Extra Strength Glue Stick, Craft Bond™ Tacky Glue and X-Acto® Self-Healing Cutting Mat.

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