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How to Make a Pom Pom Bunny (VIDEO) + Free Pattern

Easter is drawing ever so near and we know what that means. Bunnies!

Can you say Easter happened if there were no bunnies in your home? Not really, at least not in my home!

But getting real bunnies for just one day would be too cruel and over-the-top, not to mention messy. Lucky for us, yarn bunnies exist and they’re just as cute as real ones!

two pom pom bunnies in front of mom

The first time I made a pom pom bunny, I was surprised how easy it was, and even more surprised how much everyone in my family went crazy over how fluffy and soft the bunny is. The kids just couldn’t get enough of them, so I immediately made a whole bunch of yarn rabbits.

As my early Easter present for you, today I’m going to show you how to make a pom pom bunny rabbit from scratch! I guarantee that you and your loved ones will love it.

diy yarn bunny with grass

Below you will find my step by step written pompom rabbit tutorial with VIDEO instructions for all the visual learners.

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How to make a Pom Pom Bunny

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pom pom bunny supplies

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Watch the diy pom pom bunny rabbit video first and then follow the written step by step instructions below.
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STEP 1: Cut out the pom pom rabbit pattern pieces

There are three pieces you’ll need to cut out – outer ear, inner ear and nose.

If you don’t have a printer, just freehand the design on a scrap of paper. You can use my template as a guide or use your imagination to come up with a different shaped ears and nose.

STEP 2: Cut out felt

Use the bunny pattern to cut 2 outer ears out of the brown/grey felt, 2 inner ears and 1 mount out of pink felt.

pom pom bunny supplies

TIPS: For the outer ears try to use a felt that’s the same color as the bunny body.

It’s best to use pink felt for the inner ears, but if you don’t have it, you can use contrasting felt as well.

STEP 3: Make the bunny ears

Apply a small amount of glue in a T-shape on the outer ears.

Place the smaller felt pieces onto the larger ones and glue them together. Pinch their bottom edges of the outer ears to glue them in place like that to form the ears. If you are using a glue that needs some more time to dry use small clips to hold the ears pinched together until they are completely dry.

gluing the ears of the pom pom bunny

STEP 4: Make the pom pom Easter bunny head

Grab some yarn and wrap it around your index and middle fingers. about 60 times. Slide it off your fingers but keep it wrapped.

Cut a piece of yarn about 10 inches long and tie it tightly around the yarn you just took off your fingers. This will keep the wrapped yarn in place so that it won’t unravel.

making of the small pom pom bunny head

Now you can take your scissors and cut all of the loops to form a pom pom. You will get a bit uneven pom pom, so use your scissors to shape it into a nice ball shape. You’ll need to trim it A LOT.

trimming the pom pom for the body of the pom pom rabbit

STEP 5: Make the pom pom bunny body

Repeat for the larger pom pom. The only difference is the size of the pom pom

This pom pom must be at least double the size of the head. So instead of wrapping the yarn around your index and middle finger, you should wrap it around your entire hand.

making a large pom pom for the pompom bunny

The rest is identical to the previous step, slide the yarn off your palm carefully, tie the yarn, cut all the loops, and trim the pom pom into a ball shape.

An alternative method for making the heads and the bodies of the yarn bunnies

If you already have a pom pom maker or a cardboard pom pom template, you can use that instead of your fingers. Just remember that the body should be about twice the size of the head.

In my opinion, the method with your fingers is easier and quicker, so I prefer it over using templates or pom pom makers.

STEP 6: Join the body and the head

Now you need to glue the body to the head. You can use plain fabric glue, or a glue gun for all gluing in this project. Make sure to put enough glue to keep the parts well connected.

pom pom rabbit assembling body

STEP 7: Attach ears and the tail

A bunny isn’t a bunny if it doesn’t have that cute, fluffy tail! So the final step of this project will be to make a bunny tail.

Take a cotton wad, roll it between your palms to make it into a cotton ball. Then apply some glue to it, and stick it onto the back of the bunny.

Glue the ears to the head

pom pom bunny attaching ears

STEP 8: Glue nose and whiskers

Use several loops of clear thread to create the whiskers. Pinch the looped thread in the middle and glue it to the nose.

pom pom bunny nose and whiskers assembly ready to attacg

Glue the nose to the bunny’s face.

Now snip the loops and trim the whiskers a bit to make them even.

snipping the bunny's whiskers

STEP 9: Add eyes

Use two black pony beads as eyes. Either glue them on, or hand sew them.

You can glue this to the bunny’s head, but I prefer to sew them in using black thread and hand sewing needle.

pom pom bunny attach eyes

That’s it! Your new pom pom Easter bunny is ready to spread joy and cuteness!


What do you think about this tutorial of ours? I hope you were able to learn how to make a pom pom bunny with! There’s still some time left until Easter, but that doesn’t mean you need to wait. Go ahead and try making a few of these bunnies right now! Then come back and let us know how they turned out in the comment section below, we appreciate your feedback! Have a happy Easter!

pom pom bunnies

That’s it your pom pom bunny rabbit is ready! Make him a friend, as these yarn rabbits look best in pairs (or multiples – I can’t get enough of them)

FAQs, Tips and Troubleshooting:

  • How many times do I need to wrap the yarn? 60-80 times for the small pom pom, and 80-120 for the large pom pom. The thicker the yarn, the less times you need to wrap it around to achieve the same effect. If you are using a standard yarn, go with the larger number. All in all it really depends how thick you want your pom pom to be.
  • Help! I tried to tie the yarn strand as tight as possible but the yarn strand breaks when I pull it hard.  No worries – double the strand and you’ll be good.

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 26 comments
Anita Holland - March 1, 2021

Your pom pom bunnies are just too cute and the tutorial is very well done. Thanks for sharing.

Karen the next best thing to mummy - March 1, 2021

OMG, these are so cute #anythinggoes@_karendennis

Jennifer Howard - March 1, 2021

Oh my gosh!! These are the cutest little guys!! I do a weekly Saturday roundup over on my blog and will definitely be putting this link in an upcoming one soon!!

Shelbee on the Edge - March 1, 2021

Joy and cuteness, indeed! I can’t get over how adorable these little pom pom bunnies are! So perfect for Easter and welcoming in the Spring! Thanks for linking with me.


Marie B. - March 1, 2021

Your pom-pom bunnies are ADORABLE!

chickenruby - March 1, 2021

I’ve been making pom poms ready to turn into easter bunnies and chicks
Thanks for linking with #pocolo, do pop over to the other posts, leave a comment and share the love back.

Kathy A - March 1, 2021

These were just too cute. I found myself mentally changing the ear shapes and adding fat pipe cleaners for a tail for a cat and dog! Duck beak of felt? I could have way too much fun with these!

Sherry - March 2, 2021

The pom pom bunnies are adorable!! How fun thanks for sharing the step by step! I’m so excited for Spring!

Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) - March 2, 2021

Oh these little pompom bunnies are so cute and sound fairly simple to make. I’ve never tried making pompoms by wrapping yarn around my hand but it does sound much easier than using a cardboard template. I’ve pinned this to give it a try at some point. #MMBC

Stephanie - March 3, 2021

These bunnies are adorable! We have some pom pom makers at home, so this is a great way to put them to use! Thanks for sharing!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello - March 3, 2021

I had to pin this. It is just so adorable and such a good idea for Easter baskets. Thanks for visiting this week and sharing. #HomeMattersParty

Lalka Crochetka - March 4, 2021

your bunnies are soooo soft and cute! thank you for sharing so clear tutorial 🙂

Alexandra - March 6, 2021

These bunnies are so adorable! And can be used in so many ways. I picked this as one of my features at this week’s Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party.

    Helen - March 7, 2021

    Thank you so much, Alexandra. It’s lovely to hear you liked them so much.
    I’ll drop by at the party – can’t wait to see what you came up with this week

Ann - March 7, 2021

Your bunnies are just precious! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s -you are being featured on my blog Tuesday evening.

    Helen - March 7, 2021

    That is very kind of you. I’ll drop by 🙂

Grandma's House DIY - March 8, 2021

I’m featuring you this week when the new party starts 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party!

    Helen - March 9, 2021

    Thank you so much, Tarahlynn. I really appreciate the feature.

Rhondda Mol - March 8, 2021

These pom pom bunnies are adorable!! Thank you for linking up at our weekly Link Party! You are being featured at our Wednesday Party #389 this week. The post will be live on March 10, 2021. Here’s the direct link to the post in case you’d like to share your feature:

Hope to see you again next week! Rhondda

    Helen - March 9, 2021

    You made my day, Rhondda. It’s lovely to hear you will feature my pom pom bunnies
    I’ll be sharing this with my pinterest followers

Naush Samama - March 8, 2021

Adorable bunnies !!
Happy Women’s day.
Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
Have a wonderful week.
Much love

Linda - March 9, 2021

Your bunnies are so cute. Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos.

Esmé Slabbert - April 6, 2023

Absolutely adorable. Thank you for visiting us and sharing your links at Senior Salon Pit Stop.

Grandma's House DIY - April 11, 2023

I’m featuring you when the next To Grandma’s house we go Wednesday link party starts – happy spring, thanks for sharing with us!

Donna via Funky Junk Interiors - April 15, 2023

Easy AND adorable! My kinda project!

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