Easter Bunny Hot Rod Crafts

One last posting for Easter craft ideas. When I was in 8th grade home economics class, I learned a simple craft made with Easter candy, and I’ve made them every year since then for my children and extended family.

Candy bunny hot rod

Based on the candy craft, I came up with a pattern for making the Bunny Hot Rod on an Addi Pro knitting machine.

Bunny Hot Rod on Addi


Worsted weight yarn

   ½ oz. white

   ½ oz. purple

   ¾ oz. black

   Few yards pink

Size G crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfil stuffing

2 black plastic safety eyes

Yellow and pink pompoms




Cast on purple yarn (or color of choice for car). Work 40 rounds, cast off. Stuff and sew both ends closed.

WHEELS (Make 4):

Cast on black yarn. Work 15 rounds, cast off. Sew both ends closed, then sew to car.


Cast on white yarn. Work 30 rounds, cast off. Sew top closed, stuff top 12 rows. Weave yarn through Rnd 12 to close for head. Stuff remainder of body and sew opening closed. Sew bunny to top of car at back.

EARS (Make 2):

Row 1: With pink yarn, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in next 3 chs (9 sc). Fasten off pink.

Row 2: Attach white yarn, ch 1, turn. Sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (11 sc). Fasten off leaving 12” length for sewing.Sew one ear to each side of head. Weave in all ends.

Glue on eyes and pink pompom to face. Glue on yellow pompoms to front of car for headlights.

Happy Easter everyone!

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