3-D Floppy Eared Bunny Silhouette Tutorial

Note: The Silhouette cutting file is available here.

Project Description:
Here is a great beginner project. It is a simple and easy pattern to create adorable 3-D bunnies with floppy ears.  Use print paper with a white backing to give a contrast to the design. The cutting file includes the grass accent file as well as the bunny in three sizes.

Each will fit on the 8 x 10 size mat. You can cut all three at once on a 12 x 12" mat.

Here is a whole family of little bunnies teamed up with tulips for a fun Easter centerpiece.

3D Bunny Tutorial:

Tutorial assembled using Silhouette Software Release 2.7.18. This tutorial assumes you already know how to use the Silhouette and Silhouette software. It can be cut on both Cameo and Portrait Silhouette machines.

Supplies Needed:

  • Template from Silhouette On-Line Store here.
  • Paper Glue
  • Silhouette Cameo or Portrait
  • Heavy Paper

Steps for completing the 3D bunny project project:

1. Download the cutting file for your Silhouette Cutting machine from the Silhouette Online Store. This is what the file looks like.

2. Prepare and cut the file.
  • Cut the grass from the file and paste into a new file.  You will cut that from green paper.
  • The parts may be grouped together. Click on it once to select it, then go up to the OBJECT Menu in the Silhouette software and select UNGROUP. This will split it into the separate pieces which you can copy and paste into new Silhouette files (FILE Menu to NEW).
  • Cut the bunnies from heavy weight paper that can be curled. I purchased one of those big books of 12 x 12 papers for scrap booking on sale last year. It had a perfect array of spring pastels in many prints and I went wild in the pink and purple section. From each sheet I could cut a family of bunnies.
  • Once cut, I peeled them off the mat.

  • I then pulled each ear over the sharp edge of my craft table to curl the ears.

  • You pull each ear over the edge with the print side of the paper down.
  • Fold the bunny along its base on each side. The dotted lines are fold lines. This forms the spacer and support for the standing bunny.
  • I then applied a glue dot in the center of the head right below the ears.

  • And pressed the two halves together.

  • And another bunny joins the bunch!

  • And hops off to join the others.

  • The grass requires a sharp blade and a good mat.  But because the nature of grass, it really doesn't matter if a blade tears. Cut some grass to use with the bunnies.

Use your creativity to create a fun and colorful arrangement on your table of mantle.

© 2014 Marji Roy, Ashbee Design

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