Crafts,  Messy Play

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.


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.


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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    • stressymama

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

  • MomOfTwoLittleGirls

    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!

  • Laura Beresford

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

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    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

  • chocolateandwineandillbefine

    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

    • stressymama

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

  • Karen | TwoTinyHands

    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

    • stressymama

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

    • stressymama

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

  • Mrs Mummy Harris

    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.

    • stressymama

      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

  • Helena

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

  • Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    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

  • yvonne

    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