How to Make Rabbit Ears for a Costume

Written by elizabeth balarini | 13/05/2017

You just need a few items to make rabbit ears for a costume. Rabbit ears can be made for a child or adult, and the project takes less than 30 minutes. Whether you need the ears for Easter, Halloween or a school play, these simple rabbit ears will suit your needs.

Measure the length of the headband, from one end to the other. Measure the width of the headband. Write down these measurements.

Now double the measurement of the headband's width (for instance, if the headband is 1 inch across, write down 2 inches). Add 1 inch to the length measurement. These are the measurements you will need to create your rabbit ears.

Preheat the hot glue gun. Use a ruler to measure out and mark a rectangle on the white felt. Use the length and width measurements that you calculated in step 1. Cut out the rectangle of white felt.

Apply hot glue to the outer aspect of the head band. Carefully centre the white felt rectangle on the headband and press firmly. Glue the 1/2 inch piece extending from each end up onto the underside of the headband. Apply glue to the underside of the headband, and glue the remaining width of felt onto the underside, so that the entire headband is covered with felt.

Draw two rabbit ear shapes onto the white fabric. Make the ears proportional to the head of the person who is going to wear them. Cut both ear pieces out.

Draw smaller inner ear rabbit ear pieces onto the pink felt. Make the pink pieces small enough to fit in the centre of the white ear pieces.

Glue the pink inner ear pieces onto the white felt rabbit ears. Allow the glue on the ears to dry.

Crease the ears up the centre, lengthwise.

Use hot glue to attach the two ears to the headband.


Let the glue cool before placing the headband on the head.

Tips and warnings

  • Let the glue cool before placing the headband on the head.

Things you need

  • Plastic headband for a child or an adult
  • Pink felt
  • White felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Measuring tape and ruler

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