Calming Lavender Sock Bunny {No Sew}

This calming lavender sock bunny craft activity, is an easy, fun no sew project to make with your kids. These sock bunnies make a lovely, calming sensory toy with the added scent of lavender and the weight from the rice. Kids will love getting to make their sock bunnies and then using them as a way to relax too.

calming no sew lavender sock bunny

How Can the Lavender Sock Bunnies Help Kids Feel Calm?

The sock bunnies use dried rice in them which makes them feel weighted. Children can pop them on theirs laps and gain the benefits of feeling the pressure from the weight. This is a nice grounding feeling for kids to focus on.

Children can also use their sense of touch and feel the texture of the rice inside the bunny and use their sense of smell to enjoy the scent of the Lavender. Lavender is know to have a natural calming effect on the mind and body.

Try out our calming Bunny Breaths as a fun extension activity {Bunny Breaths Printable}

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How to Make a Calming Lavender Sock Bunny

Supplies:

  • Socks
  • Rice
  • Dried Lavender
  • Elastic Band
  • Ribbon
  • Sharpie Pen
  • Scissors
sock bunny recipe

Step 1 – Once you’ve gathered your supplies, its time to start by adding some lavender to your sock. We started with some at the bottom and added some at the top too. We popped the sock over a large cup to keep it in place, you could also pop the sock over a roll of tape to make pouring in the Lavender and rice easier.

Sock Bunny Lavender scented

Step 2 – We then added the rice. Depending on how big your sock is and how firm you want your bunny to be, just keep adding rice until you are happy. As a guide aim for the heal. You’ll be adding a ribbon around the sock later to create the bunnies neck, so you’ll need a little wiggle room.

Sock Bunny Rice

Step 3 – When you are happy, gather the sock up and tie and elastic band around the top to secure it. Make sure you leave enough sock at the top to cut in some bunny ear shapes.

Step 4 – Final touches! Now its time to tie a ribbon around your bunnies neck, draw on a face and add any extras. We glued on a white pom-pom tails and added a ribbon bow to one of our bunnies. {I did try putting an elastic band around the neck of the bunny but I found the head was a bit too wobbly}.

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How Can you Use your Sock Bunnies?

  • Easter Fun – Sock bunnies make a great Easter activity for kids and they could also make a lovely alternative gift to chocolate eggs at Easter. {Calming Easter Activities}
  • Calm Companion – A sock bunny would also make a lovely addition to a DIY calm kit or calm corner at home or in a classroom. The lovely lavender scent and nice feel of the weight make then a great calming companion.
  • Breathing Buddy – Try using your bunny as a breathing buddy, simply lie down and balance them on your belly as you take a deep breaths. Watch as your bunny gently hops up and down. {Simple Breathings Activities for Kids}

I hope that you enjoy making a calming sock bunny with your kids, we had a lot of fun!

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Take care, Emma x


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