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Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I spent yesterday afternoon making these little beanbags to put inside the Easter goody box I'm sending out to my granddaughter Tatiana.  One year when our budget was stretched beyond the stretching point, I made these to fill up the boys Easter baskets.  With the addition of confetti eggs, they didn't notice how skimpy the goodies were.

Bunny Beanbags:

Copy the above pattern and increase to the size you desire.  Cut four of the body from the main color and two ears from the main color and two from a contrasting fabric.  Sew two body pieces together from the smaller point (the fromt) to the back.  Sew the other two pieces together.  Join these two pieces together, leaving a two inch space unsewn for filling the beanbags.  Sew the ear pieces together .  Turn right side out and attach to the body.  Embroider or paint on facial features.  Fill the body with beans and sew shut.

Confetti Eggs:

Blow out eggs.  Boil the empty shells to make sure they are clean.  Decorate the eggs.  Enlarge one of the blow holes enough to stuff the shells with confetti.  Insert the confetti, filling well.  Place a sticker over the hole.

These are a lot of fun for the kids to toss around outside.  JUst make sure they play with them outside or you'll be vacuuming up confetti until next Easter!


  1. Cute bunnies. I think I need to try my hand at one. I have three nieces and one nephew and they'd each love one.

  2. These are very cute, what a fun craft!

  3. Hi Jane, I hope you are having a good week! I so enjoy reading your posts and just love these handmade toys. These bunnies look like a lot of fun. When I was a little girl I loved little colorful toys like this, and handmade sock monkeys and clowns made with ruffles. I also treasured the handmade Barbie doll dresses my mother and our neighbor lady would make for me out of their scrap fabrics. The bunnies bring back many happy memories. Have a lovely evening and happy sewing! Delisa :)

  4. Oh, Jane! They are precious! I love 'em! I think even I can do these! :)

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  6. Dear Jane,

    Ooh, I love them! I've been looking for easy Easter crafts to make; I'll have to make up a bunch of these (or have the older girls do it!).



  7. Thank you all! Not my greatest work but they are still fun. It probably would have been a lot easier to paint the faces. Wish I could have offered a full size pattern, but my computer wouldn't let me upload the pattern. My son, who's a computer engineer, says of all the computer problems he sees, mine are always the most unique. Guess I was made for another era!

  8. Hi Jane, how are you today? I was just thinking about you this morning, read your comment on my blog and thought I would pop over and say hi! It is raining this morning and I am sure hoping it will clear up for our neighbor's out door wedding. Everything is set up so pretty too. The forecast says rain until 2:00 p.m. and the wedding is scheduled at 3:00! I hope they have a plan B. I hope you have a lovely saturday and a good weekend ahead! Delisa :)

  9. Very cute, Jane! Perfect for an Easter basket.

    I especially like the confetti eggs. What a fun thing for the grandkids to play with.