How to Make Children's Easter Hats

Updated April 17, 2017

Easter, for many kids, means a basket full of sweets after a visit from the Easter bunny. Like other holidays, you can do lots of different craft projects with your kids to get them excited for Easter. One craft project that you can do with kids of almost any age is to help them make their every own Easter hats that they can wear on the holiday.

Divide your jelly beans into piles by colour. This will make it easier to build a design on the ball cap.

Paint styrofoam eggs different colours, or you can paint them in different patterns if you don't want them to be solid colours.

Cut the styrofoam eggs in half width-wise and glue them onto the brim of the cap. Try to arrange them randomly so they look like they are growing out of the hat.

Glue your jelly beans, in any pattern you like, onto the hat to form a band around the part of the hat where the bill starts and to fill in the bill around the eggs you glued on.

Glue craft baby chicks or bunnies to the hat. You can arrange them so they are sitting on the top of the hat, on the jelly beans, on the eggs or even on the edge of the bill.

Take a plain straw hat, which you can find in most craft stores around Easter if you don't happen to have an old one in your closet, and decide how you want to lay out your silk flowers and plastic Easter eggs.

Use a low-temperature glue gun to adhere the silk flowers and Easter eggs to the hat. Make sure that you remove any strings of hot glue that may result.

Tie a big bow with a piece of coordinating ribbon. Your bow should have long tails that will hang over the brim. Glue the bow down in the back of the hat slightly off to the side. You could also hot glue a bunny or chick to the tails of the ribbons as well.

Hot glue an 18-inch strip of ribbon inside the hat on either side so that you can tie the hat onto the child's head.

Things You'll Need

  • Straw hat
  • Boy's ball cap
  • Low-temperature hot-glue gun
  • Jelly beans
  • Styrofoam eggs
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Serrated knife
  • Craft baby chicks, bunnies
  • Silk flowers
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Ribbon
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Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Ainsley Patterson has been a freelance writer since 2007. Her articles appear on various websites. She especially enjoys utilizing her more than 10 years of craft and sewing experience to write tutorials. Patterson is working on her bachelor's degree in liberal arts at the University of Michigan.