Print Project

Cardboard Tube Bunny Rabbit Family

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 3 cardboard toilet paper tubes
  • 1 cardboard paper towel tube
  • 7 miniature pink and/or orange pom-poms
  • felt in various colors for bow ties and hair bows
  • hot glue gun
  • black Sharpie marker
  • scissors
  • white orange and green felt for apron (optional)
  • 2 buttons optional


  • Pink Melon
  • Medium Orange
  • Pink Balloon
  • Medium Blue
  • Daffodil Yellow
  • Purple Lilac
  • Lime Green


  • Cut the cardboard tubes as follows. You will end up with 5 baby bodies, 2 adult bodies and 14 ears.
  • Paper towel tube - Cut a 4.5" piece for dad, a 4" piece for mom and five 1/2" ears. (Toilet tube #1 - Cut two 1.5" bodies and two 1/2" ears, Toilet tube #2 - Cut two 1.5" bodies and two 1/2" ears, Toilet tube #3 - Cut one 1.5" body and five 1/2" ears.)
  • Paint each tube, inside and out, and a set of ears to go with each body.
  • Run a line of hot glue inside the ear and squeeze it closed to flatten it.
  • Use scissors to trim tops of ears to make them pointy.
  • Hot glue the ears to the top inside of the cardboard tube body.
  • Use pink paint to paint a line on each ear.
  • Glue on mini pom-pom noses and cut bows from felt and attach. For girls, attach bows up by the ears and for boys at the bottom front of the body.
  • Use Sharpie to add eyes and whiskers.
  • If you like, cut a simple apron from white felt for the mom. Cut out a small carrot from orange and green felt and glue to the apron. Glue apron in place. Glue 2 buttons to the front of the dad.