Rockin’ Rabbit

This paper rabbit nods her head driven by a simple pendulum.

Members can download the parts sheet for free at the link, non-members can download for £2.50

The project is on a single sheet and is line only, there is no colour on the parts. I’ve printed mine out on piece of card preprinted with my recent sprinkles pattern. It also works well with a single sheet of pre-coloured card. You’ll need to print out the eyes and tail on white card.

Score all the dashed lines and cut out the parts.

If you are using patterned card, glue a couple of offcuts onto the back of the ears. then cut them out carefully so that the ears are coloured front and back.

Roll round the body and glue it down.

Cut along the two black dart lines to the top of the glue areas.

Fold in and glue down the two darts.

Fold over the arms to make double thickness card ten carefully cut them out.

Glue the arms to the grey areas as shown. The seam on the body is at the back.

Glue together the legs and feet.

Glue the legs to the body.

Make the tail from double thickness card.

Glue the tail to the back of the body.

Glue the neck to the head.

Tuck the neck in and glue it down.

Glue up the nose and glue on the eyes.

You’ll need a couple of small coins for this stage. I used UK pennies, one euro cent and one US cent also work well. (20mm diameter 4grams each)

Wrap a scrap of card round the coins and glue it into the bottom of the neck.

Balance the edges of the neck on the edge of the top of the body roughly where the arms are. Move the rabbit slightly and watch her nod!

Try different coloured versions with different coloured card. Have fun!