My love for Miffy started on a plane, when I read about the minimalist bunny in the flight magazine. I was easily hooked and have since hoarded all the merch I could get my hands on. That includes a set of cookie cutters I adore because you know what’s better than one bunny? A whole bunch of them! That was also the premise for this project: the more bunnies, the better. And did I mention it’s a really easy project? You can probably tell how to make them just by looking at the pictures. But if that’s not the case, don’t worry, step-by-step instructions are below.
What you need:
- air dry clay
- rolling-pin (or bottle)
- Miffy cookie cutters
- acrylic paint in pastel colors
- sandpaper or nail file
DIY Miffy Decorations for Easter
Roll a sheet of clay 3-4 mm thick. If you don’t have a rolling-pin (or don’t want to use on something other than food), an empty bottle will do the job. Cut Miffy shapes and add facial features with the cookie cutters. Using a toothpick or a skewer, pierce the ear of each bunny, so you can hang it later. Let dry completely (usually about 24 hours but check the instructions on your clay).
When the bunnies are dry, use sandpaper or a nail file to smooth out any rough edges (especially the spot where the toothpick came out on the back). A nail file actually works very well on the small details!
To paint, start on one side and let dry while working on other bunnies. Turn over to do the other side. Apply a second and a third coat of paint if necessary. I used two coats and the dark color of the clay was completely covered. Now all you have to do is pass the string through the pierced ears, tie a knot, and hang your bunnies!