For many children, Easter means getting dressed up in their best clothes and receiving a basket full of Easter goodies. Creating an Easter bonnet is the perfect craft to keep little hands busy during Easter break. Your child will love using her imagination to design a stylish Easter bonnet that is colourful and fun to wear during this special holiday. Use craft items to embellish her hat that will make her bonnet one of a kind.
Fold a paper plate in half. Then fold it again so the corners meet, and it looks slightly like a triangle. Hold the opening of the bonnet in your palm and fold the top part to make the brim of the bonnet. Use hot glue to secure the brim. Paper plates are great to use because their size works well for most head sizes.
Use a hole puncher to punch holes in the lower corners on the outside rim of the bonnet. Line the holes up so they are exactly opposite to each other.
Thread ribbon or yarn into the holes you just made. Make a knot to secure the ribbon to the holes.
Let your child add colour to her bonnet with markers, coloured pencils or crayons.
Glue a wide strip of ribbon to the brim of the bonnet. Give your child a variety of ribbon to choose from such as ribbons with polka dots, Easter eggs, stripes or flowers. Or she may like solid coloured ribbon that is pink, lilac, sky blue or yellow.
Instruct your child to pick out artificial flowers for her bonnet. Use flowers associated with Easter such as tulips, daisies, daffodils, lilies or roses. Glue the flowers in clusters on the bonnet.
Glue a very small yellow chick or bunny to the bonnet. Another option is to glue glitzy beads or satiny bows to the bonnet for a touch of glamour.
Keep the hot glue gun away from your child to avoid serious burns.