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Project

Rabbit Finger-Puppet Card and Egg Cozy

Materials

  • Template
  • Double-sided tape
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Pink card stock
  • Pencil
  • Decorative craft paper
  • 1-inch circle craft punch
  • Bone folder
  • Floral stickers
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Pink dressmaker's marking pencil
  • Pink permanent marker
  • Small pink pom-poms
  • Needle and white thread
  • Felt
  • Cotton ball

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Start by making the bottom of the card. Take one piece of pink 5-by-5-inch card stock and use double-sided tape along three sides to attach the card stock to a piece of 5-by-5-inch decorative craft paper. Leave the fourth side (top) open.

  2. Step 2

    Using a pencil, mark where the back of pink card stock will be punched for fingers -- about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch in from the top (the open side). Punch the three holes with a circle punch. Set the bottom of the card aside.

  3. Step 3

    For the top of the card, cut a piece of 5-by-5 1/2-inch decorative paper. Using double-sided tape on all four sides, attach the decorative paper to 5-by-5 1/2-inch piece of pink card stock.

  4. Step 4

    Using a bone folder, lightly score and crease the lower 1/2 inch of the top of the card. Arrange floral stickers above the crease on the inside (decorative paper side) of the card.

  5. Step 5

    Place tape on the lower 1/2 inch creased part of the top card, and insert it into the open side of the bottom card. Make sure the pink card stock sides are facing in the same direction. Press to adhere.

  6. Step 6

    Print the template and cut out the "Happy Easter" carrot. Using adhesive foam dots, affix the carrot to the inside of the card, below the finger holes. Stick a single lily sticker to the front of the card.

  7. Step 7

    Make the bunny finger puppets: Using a dressmaker's marking pencil in pink, trace the smaller bunny template onto felt and cut out. Mark the two stop lines near the ears on the felt.

  8. Step 8

    Fold the felt piece in half, lining up the ears. Blanket stitch from the bottom of the front, up to the marks near the ears. Pinch the ears flat to the front and use a few stitches to secure.

  9. Step 9

    Glue on a pom-pom tail and use a pink permanent marker to dot the eyes. Stuff the head with one cotton ball. Repeat these steps to make three finger puppets.

  10. Step 10

    Insert finger puppets through holes and present the card.

  11. Step 11

    For the egg cozy, cut out the larger bunny template from felt and follow instructions as for the finger puppets. When you reach the stop lines near the ears, pinch the ears in and sew across the top between the ears, essentially making a T with the blanket stitch.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, March 2008

Reviews (21)

  • yioryiak 26 Aug, 2012

    Opps, I should have mentioned in my idea - glue or tape 3 pieces of ribbon to the front of the card then tie on bunnies to front of card. :-)

  • yioryiak 26 Aug, 2012

    My thoughts on presenting the card sans envelope - attach w/glue or tape 3 little pieces of ribbon then tie around the bunnies necks gently to the card to make it look as if they're wearing bow ties. I also thought of perhaps gluing or taping ribbons to the rabbits and also attaching it to their "rabbit holes" so that they're are dangling from ribbon but still attached to the card that way they won't end up lost somewhere and this way they are kept neatly on the card aswell. :-D

  • Sorinica 3 Apr, 2011

    Vey nice,I love it..........

  • Lilret 5 Oct, 2010

    What a cute idea. Nice for a school-project!

  • buffydog1 7 May, 2010

    I love it,must make

  • cupcake101 9 Apr, 2010

    I made this sweet card and it was a fun craft. Kids loved it.

  • geoferr 21 Mar, 2010

    Is step 5 missing? Can card go in envelope? How are bunnies attached to card? Or do you just throw them in the envelope?

  • Since1982 25 Feb, 2010

    Oh crum. First the screen looked like the computer had locked up and next thing I knew , three copies of the same nonsensical comment appeared. Sorry. Patience IS a virtue.

    I meant to say: Nestle a "tear" punch on either side of a central "[filtered word]" punch, (overlapping them a little like you'd expect to see on a flower) to form the tulip petals.

  • Since1982 25 Feb, 2010

    Churchlady80, the Martha line included small spring flowers last year. I don't think I've seen any this year. Have you checked eBay? You could use a couple of the smaller-scale flower punches and make your own--they don't have to be tulips. Or use a small teardrop and a [filtered word] punch to make your own tulips. Nestle a "tear" on top of a central "[filtered word]" (circle) so they look like petals.

  • Since1982 25 Feb, 2010

    Churchlady80, the Martha line included small spring flowers last year. I don't think I've seen any this year. Have you checked eBay? You could use a couple of the smaller-scale flower punches and make your own--they don't have to be tulips. Or use a small teardrop and a [filtered word] punch to make your own tulips. Nestle a "tear" on top of a central "[filtered word]" (circle) so they look like petals.

  • Since1982 25 Feb, 2010

    Churchlady80, the Martha line included small spring flowers last year. I don't think I've seen any this year. Have you checked eBay? You could use a couple of the smaller-scale flower punches and make your own--they don't have to be tulips. Or use a small teardrop and a [filtered word] punch to make your own tulips. Nestle a "tear" on top of a central "[filtered word]" (circle) so they look like petals.

  • churchlady80 22 Feb, 2010

    Where are the flower stickers found? Martha Stewart Crafts do not have sticker of spring flowers. The tuilip

  • aussieminie 15 Feb, 2010

    I printed this off back in 2008 but I've decided to make them this year for my grandchildren ... I can't wait, I'm sure they are going to Love the Finger Puppets.
    LOVE your Show Martha .... Australia Aussie Girl

  • aknm2009 14 Feb, 2009

    Do you glue the base of each bunny to the card over each [filtered word] or do you just leave them separate?

  • kuii 26 Mar, 2008

    waau amazing...never seen this special card before.like it and thankz*

  • AnneKent 21 Mar, 2008

    Loved the card and made it . Love your show
    Anne

  • Lindalue 21 Mar, 2008

    The template is above, at the top of the Tools and Materials list. I really love this craft. For a variation on a theme I made the little finger puppet bunnies and put them on top of Easter pencils (they come in packs of 10 - 12 in the department store's Easter isle). These will be added to our kid's baskets. Thanks Martha!

  • kkrflint 21 Mar, 2008

    mbible, at the top of the directions it says template and should be highlighted in blue... click there and you should get the page you need. Good luck and Happy Easter!

  • mbible 20 Mar, 2008

    I immediately went online after seeing the rabbit puppets, but can't find the templates...I just joined the website and thought I was doing something wrong?! I see racheldonnie found them...can you tell me where?

  • bljames 19 Mar, 2008

    As I only caught the very end of this a picture on the instructions of the completed card wold really help. It was cute and I would like to do this with my granddaughter.

  • racheldonnie 19 Mar, 2008

    I was watching this episode as it aired, making easter cards for a class that I substitute a lot in and I wanted to make a card for the class in general. As soon as Martha said it was online, I jumped up and printed the template and made the card! I love it! It is so fun and cute! Thanks Martha!!!