If your child is at school, the chances are you’ll have to make an Easter bonnet sooner or later! Fun and colourful, they are a great way to get creative with your little ones. With plenty of desirable craft items available here at The Range to help inspire creativity, here are some of our ideas for a winning Easter bonnet.
You’ll first need to create the base of the bonnet. This will be the main hat that you’ll be decorating later.
You can cover a straw hat with colourful tissue paper, or paint it a bright colour as a base for decorations. This takes away the hassle of making a hat shape from scratch, and gives you more time to have fun decorating.
If you don’t have access to a straw hat, then it’s easy to make one from cardboard. Simply make sure you have a length of cardboard cut out. Make this into a tube that fits around the top of your child’s head. Then all you need to do is create a lid for the tube and a large rim for the base, giving you a hat to make into an amazing Easter bonnet. You needn't stick to neutral tones! Card packs such as the Pack of 25 A3 Coloured Card, Neon Card , and the Pack of 8 A4 Bright Card are sure to stand out.
Buy packs of chocolate mini eggs and glue these to the bonnet, then cover with natural raffia or twigs to mimic a bird’s nest. Fill in with large fake eggs and scrunched up tissue paper in a variety of spring time colours - think pinks, pastel blues, yellows and greens. You could also add feathers for the finishing touch! Here at The Range pre-made nests such as the Pack of 2 Easter Craft Nests or the Easter Craft Nest with Eggs are perfect for filling with an array of snacks and treats.
Decorate your hat with a pretty display of artificial flowers, with large colourful roses and lots of foliage. Add some little bumblebees made from easter eggs or golf balls, and finish with a spritz of floral perfume - it will smell as good as it looks!
Desirable items such as the Pack of 9 Craft Felt Flowers, Craft Adhesive Gem Flowers, Craft For Occasions Ladybirds and Flowers, and even the Craft For Occasions Butterfly and Flower Toppers are sure to help liven up any item of handiwork. Don't forget the adhesives! Glues such as the Dovecraft Crafters Glue or the Tonic Studios Funky PVA Glue are great for sticking down an array of items, whilst Glue Guns are better for more in-depth work.
Fluffy chicks and bunnies make the perfect Easter companions, so hide these little critters amongst flowers and grass on the bonnet. You could even cut out bunny ears and glue them onto the hat for a cute Rabbit themed bonnet. Adorable animal characters such as the Easter Fluffy Chick With Flower and the Pack of 3 Easter Bunny Decorations are perfect for accentuating your bonnet. For those looking to get a little more creative - why not decorate your own Foam Mini Eggs!
Making Easter bonnets is a fun craft project for everyone to get involved in, so let your imagination run wild.