Easter Bonnet Crafting

If you’ve read my blog before you will know that Molly and I love crafting and messy play activities. She is only two but she is already so crafty – in more ways than one! With Easter just around the corner we decided to have a go at some Easter Bonnet Crafting.

We went shopping for our supplies; Molly picked out her own bonnet, some little chicks, rabbits and some carrots too.

The vision in my head was that of a bucket sat on grass surrounded by rabbits with eggs and chicks inside the bucket.

 

To make the bonnet we used:

  • Hat
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Polystyrene Eggs
  • Green Shredded Paper
  • Yellow Shredded Paper
  • Chicks
  • Rabbits
  • Carrots
  • Poster Paint
  • PVA Glue
  • Double Sided Tape

 

How we made the bonnet:

To start, I painted the lollipop sticks brown (for the bucket) and Molly painted the polystyrene eggs. To make it easier for Molly to paint the eggs I put them onto skewers and stuck them into a pile of old Playdoh. It seemed to help her, and it was great for letting the paint dry.

 

Molly is really concentrating on painting the eggs here
The finished painted eggs

When the sticks were dry I taped them together with the double sided tape and stuck them around the hat.

We used PVA glue to stick the green shredded paper (grass) around the rim of the hat. We stuck the yellow shredded paper (hay) on top of the hat / inside of the sticks.

Molly loved sticking the shredded paper into the top of the hat/bucket

 

Then I tied a ribbon around the sticks and used PVA glue to stick the eggs, chicks, rabbits and carrots to the hat.

The finished bonnet. I was quite impressed with how it turned out..

 

The back of the finished bonnet

The plan was to let it all dry and then attempt to make some sort of a handle on the bucket but I decided not to bother with that in the end.

I’m actually quite impressed with how it turned out. Whether Molly will be able to balance it on her head in the Easter Bonnet parade at nursery remains to be seen though..!

What do you think about Easter Bonnets? Will you be making one for your little ones? I’d love to see them. I’m tempted to make another haha.

 

Sam x

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29 Comments

  1. jo

    20/03/2017 at 8:01 am

    Brilliant-it beings memories of my school Easter Bonnet contests! #marvmondays

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:31 pm

      Awww lovely. I can’t wait to see how Molly gets on in her parade at nursery. x

  2. Fran Back With A Bump

    20/03/2017 at 8:25 am

    This is so cute! thanks for joining us for #marvmondays

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you x

  3. Donna

    20/03/2017 at 10:49 am

    I love this! I’ve never done an easter bonnet!! #marvmondays
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    1. stressymama

      22/03/2017 at 4:17 pm

      It was so much fun!

  4. The Tale of Mummyhood

    21/03/2017 at 8:28 am

    My eldest would love this, thanks for sharing! #TriumphantTales

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you x

  5. MomOfTwoLittleGirls

    21/03/2017 at 11:54 am

    How cute. I’m a terrible crafty mom. I don’t like to clean up the horrendous mess always left behind so I leave their crafting to the school when I can. Great hat!
    #triumphanttales

    1. stressymama

      22/03/2017 at 4:18 pm

      Urghh, I hate the mess too. haha. Thank you for commenting.

  6. Laura Beresford

    21/03/2017 at 6:06 pm

    Sorry to confess I hate crafts. I dread each half term’s homework as it is always creative 🙁 Your bonnet is fab! #TriumphantTales

    1. stressymama

      22/03/2017 at 4:19 pm

      Haha. Thank you!

  7. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    22/03/2017 at 11:52 am

    Using skewers and Playdoh to help with painting the eggs is a great idea – I will have to remember this one! I love the way you’ve used the craft sticks to make a bucket – I hadn’t thought of trying something like that. Thanks for helping give me a few ideas for this year’s Easter bonnets 🙂 #familyfun

    1. stressymama

      22/03/2017 at 4:22 pm

      You’re welcome!

  8. chocolateandwineandillbefine

    22/03/2017 at 1:25 pm

    Wow, this is amazing, so clever! I found out today that my girl needs to make one for next week. Aaaaargh! This looks too complicated for me. I will have to scour pinterest I think! :-S #FamilyFun

    1. stressymama

      22/03/2017 at 4:23 pm

      It was actually really easy and didn’t take too long at all. I was suprised that I managed to pull it off haha.

  9. Karen | TwoTinyHands

    22/03/2017 at 7:32 pm

    Definitely make another for yourself!! I love how crafty you are! I have visions and very rarely carry the. Out. I probably won’t be making a bonnet this year ! Happy Easter and ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬
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    1. stressymama

      22/03/2017 at 9:17 pm

      I think I will make one for myself. I really want to. Am I weird? Haha. Thank you!

  10. Left Back

    22/03/2017 at 8:54 pm

    I love easter crafts #familyfun

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:33 pm

      We’ve had some fun making various Easter crafty bits and bobs this year x

  11. Angela Watling

    24/03/2017 at 3:23 pm

    Ah she did a fab job! Love the concentration on her face whilst painting 🙂 #FamilyFun
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    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:34 pm

      haha. She loves painting x

  12. Mrs Mummy Harris

    25/03/2017 at 6:40 pm

    This brings back so many memories of my easter bonnet parade when I was at nursery!! But I have no recollection of making it! Thank you so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back again next week.

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:38 pm

      Awww really. We never did anything like this when I was at school so I am glad I get to help Molly out with little crafty things like this x

  13. Helena

    04/04/2017 at 2:23 pm

    This is a lovely Easter bonnet. My daughter would particularly love the yellow shredded paper. #CraftyCorner

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you x

  14. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    05/04/2017 at 1:42 pm

    I’m really impressed this looks brilliant! That’s such a good idea to put the eggs on skewers to paint them. It puts my efforts with the girls to shame 🙂 Thank you for joining us at #CraftyCorner x

  15. stressymama

    07/04/2017 at 10:40 pm

    haha. Thank you x

  16. yvonne

    23/04/2017 at 8:13 pm

    This looks brilliant! What a great idea, it didn’t occur to me to do Easter bonnets with the boys this year, I need to remember this for next year. Thanks for joining us at #CraftyCorner

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