Soup Can Bunnies

Recycled Craft Ideas

These cute soup can bunnies are made using the lid of a soup can or vegetable can. Their cheeks are bottle tops. After adding some googly eyes, some felt pieces, and a pom pom nose, these soup can bunnies are ready to be made into anything you please!

You can add a magnet to the back, or make it into a pin. It would make a cute gift tag, or add it to a stick to place in a flower pot or place in the yard.

These can be put together easily by children.

If you are making a lot of these, spray paint the soup lids and the bottle tops ahead of time. Once dry, they can be assembled very quickly.

Be sure to use a can opener that will not cause sharp edges around the can lid.


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Things Needed for the Soup Can Bunnies:

  • soup or vegetable can lid (use an opener that will not cause sharp edges)
  • bottle cap (try not to bend it when removing it)
  • spray paint (or paint by hand using acrylic paints, like I did)
  • 12 inch chenille stem
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 1 pom pom
  • small piece of white felt or white foam board
  • pink felt
  • black marker
  • scissors
  • glue


1. Begin the soup can bunnies by painting the soup can lids and bottle caps. It is easier to spray paint them. However, I didn't have spray paint in the colors I wanted so I painted mine by hand with acrylic paint. This works well too, but you have to give them several coats, allowing it to dry in between. If this is a group project, you may want to paint these beforehand so they are all ready to assemble.

soup can lids and bottle caps



2. Next, cut two small rectangles of white felt or white foam board and glue them on the soup cans, as shown. These will be the bunny's teeth.

bunny teeth




3. Glue two bottle caps on top of the teeth. Ordinary white glue can work but a hot glue gun adheres immediately and is stronger. If you used white glue, allow this to dry well before going on.

bottle cap cheeks




4. Glue on a pom pom nose and two googly eyes.

bunny faces




5. Cut a 12 inch chenille stem in half so you have two pieces that are 6 inches long. Bend them to look like ears. Add a line of glue to one side of the ear, all along. Then, glue the ears down on felt. I used hot glue from a glue gun, which adhered immediately. If you use white glue, allow it to dry before going on to the next step.

ears on felt





6. Cut out the bunny ears from the felt, as shown.

bunny ears





7. Glue the ears behind the soup can lid. Using a black marker, add little dots to the bunny cheeks.

vegetable can craft

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