In the build up to Easter, my Brother (Mike) was asked to assist a local school class with some Easter preparation. He is (in my opinion and their’s) quite good at Origami and was asked if he would be willing to make an Origami Rabbit of some sort for each of the children in a particular class.

The plan was to have a rabbit, along with a chocolate egg sat on each child’s seat as an Easter gift. Traditionally the schools in the UK will have a term break at Easter time so the final day (the Thursday before Good Friday) is often a semi relaxed day with children exchanging gifts and saying goodbye until the start of term again.

More than willing to make the rabbits and help out, my brother go to work on making 30-40 small origami animals. The general design of the rabbits can be seen below:

single rabbit


I asked if I could help making some and to be honest, after two or three attempts, it became obvious that I didn’t really have a natural Origami talent, but nonetheless, it was good to contribute to a good cause in at least a small way (does adding a couple of rabbits to a collection of dozens count??).

Mike was more than up to the task and completed his small troop of Rabbits well in time for Easter and I believe that the children were overjoyed to receive something quite unexpected and novel as an Easter gift (not to mention the small chocolate egg).

first batch

First half completed – looking great

I asked Mike if he minded me doing a quick blog post about his efforts (which I think deserve some recognition) and he didn’t mind at all.

Work in progress

The complete Warren

I also wanted to take this opportunity to wish a Happy Easter to all those celebrating it.

Thanks for visiting Shavings and Awl.




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