We are super excited about Peter Rabbit now in theaters everywhere! It is a fun and adorable movie your whole family will love! (Check out our Peter Rabbit Movie Review here.) Not only is the movie a lot of fun, it also gave us a nice break from winter (yeah – winter is REAL here in Minnesota) and is making us look forward to spring! It also inspired the creation of this fun Peter Rabbit craft with felt.
With the movie Peter Rabbit, kids can be delighted by the same classic Beatrix Potter characters we knew as kids. Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton Tail, Benjamin Bunny and the rest are all there! If your child hasn’t already read the Beatrix Potter books, this is the perfect opportunity to get them interested and start them on a brand new reading adventure.
To continue with the Peter Rabbit fun, we have this adorable Peter Rabbit craft with felt. These little felt rabbits are fun to tuck into Easter eggs this spring, or you can attach a backpack clip to it so kids can wear them on their backpack. To get started you’ll want to print out this Peter Rabbit craft template, and then let’s go!
Peter Rabbit Felt Craft
Print and then cut out the patterns from the template. Trace the body parts on the brown felt, 2 semi circles on the blue felt, 1 circular pattern on the white felt and the 2 inner ear patterns on the pink felt. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.
Take the round patterns and stitch it on the front body piece (on the belly area). You can do running stitch or flat blanket stitch around the edge of the round piece to attach it with the body.
Now stitch the 2 inner ear patterns; now that the inner ear patterns are quite small it’s better to do flat blanket stitch for attaching them on the ear part.
Prepare needle with dark shaded thread and stitch the face details with it (eyes, nose and mouth).
Done adding all the details to the front piece? Take the 2 blue semi circles and the back body part.
Place the 2 body parts together (the detailed piece should be placed on the top) and then place the 2 semi circles on both sides of the belly part; make sure to match the outer edges of the semi circles with the outer edges of the body.
Start stitching from the bottom of any one semi circles and stitch all the way to the bottom of the other semi circle (stitch towards the head and keep the bottom open for now).
Cut the leftover felt fabrics into small pieces and use them for stuffing the rabbit. Stuff the plushie with the felt scraps through its open bottom end.
Once you’re done stuffing the plushie stitch the open end to secure the stuffing.
Tie 2 tight knots and cut off extra thread.
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About Peter Rabbit:
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.