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Rabbits in the Park, Quick Handwarmers – A Crafty GiveAway…

June 15th, 2012 · 20 Comments

I said it was the fortnight of book GiveAways and really I just wasn’t kidding you!!! Here is a picture book that we recently received for review… and it is a book with a certain sweetness about it… and once we had read it… heaps of crafty activities to attach to this adorable little story came to mind. It is the tale of some colorful rabbits and how their colorful possessions get snatched away on a relentlessly windy day… The rabbits go fishing to retrieve their belongings. The story is all very soft and sweet and lovely and we have a copy of it to GiveAway to one of our readers!!!

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The story cries out for fabric crafts… these sweet little rabbits exploring their pastelly world!!!

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We couldn’t decide if we wanted to make kites…



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go fishing…


We finally settled on hand warmers. Here you go… se7en steps to creating rabbit hand warmers:

  1. We began by drawing our rabbits on fabric.
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  3. Then we cut out our rabbit, from two layers of fabric.
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  5. Spent quite a while drawing in every detail!!!
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  7. Got a big brother to do the ironing, according to directions on the fabric markers.
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  9. Then got the mother person to do some quick stitching, leaving a little gap in the opening to fill them.
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  11. Filled them with dried lentils… Here’s a tip: If you have to fill a small item with lots of lose pieces, then roll a piece of paper into a cone and make a funnel, it is so much easier than trying to squeeze little items into tiny spaces.
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  13. Stitch the little opening closed and there you have a couple of hand warmers…
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    And the se7en + 1th step:

  15. If you pop these into the microwave for a minute or two at bedtime then they retain their heat for a little while. Perfect bedtime buddies!!!

Other books by Natalie Russell that contain her adorable rabbits are:

This GiveAway works in the usual way, we will give you a couple of days to comment, until the close of play on the 18 June 2012, We will draw and publish the winner on the 19 June 2012 I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

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Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. And all our GiveAways are World-Wide – so no excuse – leave a comment and enter away!!!

I received these books from Pan MacMillan South Africa in exchange for a review, they did not ask, or pay me to say such lovely things about their books – the opinions are entirely our own.!!!

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Fabric Crafts · GiveAways

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jaime // Jun 15, 2012 at 5:07 am

    So sweet! I love this! The giveaways are so nice! Thanks for all your work!

  • 2 Melanie Grant // Jun 15, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Love the rabbits! Books with arts and crafts – is an absolute winning combination
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  • 3 Eva Palacios // Jun 15, 2012 at 6:34 am

    How adorable bunnies! And I love your creativity. The hand warmers are great! I would love to make some with my kids, but we Will have to wait till winter, since is spring here in México 🙂

  • 4 Lopke D // Jun 15, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Hi I’m Lopke, mom to 3 (Zack, Caleb & Hannah) and wife to Erich. We are looking into home schooling our three as from next year. What an exciting journey it has been exploring all the curriculums available to us 🙂 I also started looking up blogs on Home Schooling here in SA and that is how I came across 7 +1! I love going through your posts (and pictures). Today I was in particular awe as you were able to come up with so many different craft idea’s to do with your little ones by just reading a story book to them. I hope that my creative side developes more and more as I head out into this new adventure of Home Schooling 🙂 x

  • 5 Cara Kapp // Jun 15, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Please count us in! Thank you for a very interesting blog!!

  • 6 Terri // Jun 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

    What cute little bunnies 🙂

    Our little ones in the womb always have nicknames, and our current one is named “Bunny”!

  • 7 Katherine Aitken // Jun 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Beautiful. Count us in please.

  • 8 Katja // Jun 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    You and your kids are so full of craft ideas and i like it!With every single craft post, i have got a new idea!

  • 9 aunty muffin // Jun 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Lovely book and great little craft!

  • 10 Anita // Jun 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    We would love to win a sweet bunny book, for my sweet bunny boys.

  • 11 Karen M // Jun 16, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Cute looking book and cute crafts! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 12 Rikki // Jun 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    What sweet books! And such great craft ideas!

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  • 14 Pam // Jun 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    We live where we get lots of cold and snow so these handwarmers are a must!

  • 15 Tammy // Jun 17, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I love those kites, i need them all over my house!

  • 16 Shells // Jun 18, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Gorgeous kites!

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  • 18 Linda B // Jun 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    My little girl would love this book!

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