New clothing for my calendar bunnies is here! Download for free and use with your children’s calendar or on their own for a fun quiet activity for kids.
Hello! Today I have some exciting news for anyone who uses my free DIY Children’s Calendar – new bunny clothing! Even if you don’t use the children’s calendar, these bunnies make a sweet quiet activity for kiddos. My daughter often asks to play with the bunnies even when we aren’t doing calendar time.
The bunnies have always come with lots of fun clothing – mostly focused on dressing for the weather. Raincoats, jackets, boots, winter clothes, summer hats. Your child can look outside and decide what the bunnies should wear that day. They are a great compliment to all of my other calendar printables.
Once I realized my kids liked to play with the bunnies like I used play with paper dolls, I knew I needed to make more clothes. I’ve had a few requests for different kind of clothes, especially more pant options for girls. I’ve added SO many new clothes and hopefully something for everyone!
The new clothing includes lots of fun options! Sweatshirts, overalls, baking aprons, smocks and new play clothes for every season.
There is also the option to color-your-own clothing. Download the bunny coloring pages and you and your kids can color the clothing, choosing whatever colors you prefer!
The bunnies still come in four different fur colors in the hopes you can find a bunny that your children can see themselves in. My kids play with all eight bunnies and we switch out which two are on our calendar.
I’ve created magnets from all of the clothing. There is a quick tutorial below showing how I did this – it is super easy, but a little time consuming to cut out all of the clothing. Another great Netflix-and-chill project. :)
Today we are baking a cake so our bunnies are dressed in their cute baking aprons. My daughter also picked out long sleeve pants and shirts for the bunnies since it is very cold here!
Below are a bunch of pictures showing off some of the new clothes! My bunnies and their clothes are all laminated, so I took the pictures at an angle to reduce the glare.
Now that we have so many more clothes we decided to use this wooden tray we had from a Minnie Mouse dress up toy.
As I’ve mentioned our bunnies have been turned into magnets. Below is a quick tutorial on how I like do this. There are some small parts (especially the shoes, hats, oven mitts) in the printables so I suggest only using the printable pieces that are appropriate for your child’s age. We keep our calendar and bunnies in a special spot in our craft room. We take everything out for calendar time and if they want to play with the bunnies they ask me. My kids are getting older and no longer putting things in their mouths, but when they were I kept the magnet pieces in a safe spot so I was present when they were using them.
You can also use these printables without turning them into magnets. Depending on how old your children are, you may want to avoid magnets. This calendar can work well using velcro dots, clips, or you can laminate the printables and use regular tape!
To help make the process of turning the free printables into laminated magnets a little easier, I’ve added a few printables that have all the clothing fit to an 8″x 10″ size. The magnet sheets I use are all 8″x 10″ so this makes things super easy and wastes less paper and magnet sheet.
Supplies Needed to Make Bunny Magnets
CAUTION: The printables include small shapes (like shoes, hats, oven mitts). Skip these small pieces if your children are still little and not old enough to play safely with magnetic shapes. You can use these printables without turning them into magnets. As always, use your own discretion on what is safe for your specific kids!
- Free printables! Located at the bottom of my master DIY Children’s Calendar post.
- Paper – I print my bunnies and the clothing on 110lb white paper. You can also print on normal printing paper.
- Magnet Sheets – I use Craftopia magnet sheets from Amazon.
- Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets – I buy mine from Amazon and usually get them on sale
- Scissors – a nice sharp, small scissors will make a huge difference!
Step One: Print the bunnies! Select which pages you want to print. First choose the bunnies you want to print. Don’t forget you can also use the color-your-own version. Print the last few pages of bunny clothing that are formatted to fit an 8″x10″ magnet sheet.
Step Two: Laminate the top of the pages you are using. There is no need to laminate the back of the pages since we will be using the magnet sheets. Trim the laminating sheets to 8″x 10″ following the guides on the pages.
Step Three: Peel the paper backing from the magnet sheets and position the bunny pages onto the magnet sheets.
Step Four: Cut everything out! Settle in for a decent amount of cutting. I find it is easiest to cut around each piece leaving a border and then go in and cut the pieces along the lines. It is easier than holding a huge 8″x10″ sheet of magnet.
The bunnies and their clothing are done! Yay! You’ll now have a wonderful handmade toy.
Head to the main DIY Children’s Calendar Post. You’ll find all of the bunny freebies located at the end the post along with the free printables for all of the children’s calendar! :)