“Keiki Krafting” is published courtesy HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts. For more craft ideas, visit benfranklinhawaii.com.
>> 6-by-6-inch cardstock (for box)
>> 2-by-1/8-inch by 7-by-1/2-inch cardstock (for sleeve cover)
>> 3-by-3-inch cardstock (for ears)
>> 2 pieces of 10-mm moving eyes
>> 2 pieces 3/4-inch white pompoms (for cheeks)
>> 1/4-inch pink pompoms (for nose)
>> 4-by-1/2-inch white-cloth-covered wire or string (for whiskers)
>> 9-inch wide 5/8-inch ribbon (for bow)
>> 1/4-inch Meriken double stick tape
Start with folding the cardstock in half vertically then horizontally to create four squares. (Dotted lines show crease lines.)
Fold in the four corners to the center of the cardstock. Crease well.
Turn the paper so it is a square in front of you. Fold the top edge down to the center. Crease well. Fold the bottom edge up to the center. Crease well.
Unfold the piece, leaving just the top and bottom triangle folds open.
Fold in the left side to the center point and crease well. Fold in the right side the same way and crease well.
Fold down the top left corner, matching the fold to the angled edge of the paper. Crease well. Repeat with the top right corner. Repeat the steps with the two bottom corners.
Lift the sides to form the box (dotted lines show creases from step 5.)
Fold the top of the piece over into the box. Fold the pointed edge flat at the bottom, meeting up in the center with the other two points.
Fold the point flat at the bottom, meeting up in the center with the other two points.
Repeat with the opposite side of the box to complete the box.
To make the sleeve, place the box upside down on the 2-by-1/8-inch by 7-by-1/2-inch strip of cardstock. Wrap the cardstock around the box, overlapping the ends.
Use fingers to crease the edges around the box. Tape the ends together at the overlap.
Turn the box over. Place the eyes and pompoms onto the sleeve cover to make the bunny face. Glue in place.
Snip the wire into three 1-by-1/2-inch lengths and twist together in the middle for the whiskers. Place in the middle of the pom poms and glue in place. Glue the pink pompom for the nose.
Fold the 3-inch-by-3-inch cardstock in half. Cut out an elongated leaf shape for the ears. Turn the box on its side. Tape or glue the ears to the box.
Tie a bow with the ribbon and glue it in front of the ears. Slide the box open and fill it with treats.
The “Keiki Krafting” column is courtesy HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts. For more craft ideas, visit benfranklinhawaii.com.