Easter will soon be upon us. From Easter bunnies and more chocolate than the eye can see, to arts and crafts everywhere! It’s a fun and creative time for your kiddies (and for the parents who help too), and the most exciting craft is easter bonnets! There are loads of themes you can make for your easy Easter bonnet ideas that will be adored by everyone!
We’ve rounded up 10 colourful ideas for you. So, you can get stuck in and make them with your kiddies ahead of time for the Easter bonnet parade! Get your craft box out, it’s time to get messy!
10 Easter Bonnet Ideas
Bunny Rabbit Bonnet
Kids love rabbits, they’re cute and incredibly fluffy. And with their easter creation…they can have a bunny rabbit on their head!
- A straw hat
- Cotton balls
- Glue gun
- Pink pipe cleaners
- White and pink pieces of card
- Pink felt tip pen
1. Grab your straw hat and use glue to stick your cotton wool balls all over the hat, to create the bunny’s head.
2. Using your pink and white card, draw and cut out the bunny’s nose and eyes and then stick them onto the cotton balls to create the face.
3. After, take 4 pink pipe cleaners and stick them on each side of the bunny’s face, for the whiskers!
4. To complete the bunny, using the white and pink card again, cut out some bunny ears and stick them to the top of the hat. And there you have it! A bunny rabbit hat for your little kiddie’s head.
There’s no Easter without eggs, so you could make a bird’s nest. This chick-themed bonnet creation is also simple and easily made! It’s an easter bonnet project that will end up being adorable.
- A straw hat
- Variety of colours for the card (any colour you want)
- Pair of scissors
- Green tissue for the paper strips (can make your own out of tissue paper)
- Some little cotton ball chicks
- Brown pipe cleaners
- Mini chocolate eggs
- Soft baby chicks
1. Using the coloured card, cut a strip wide enough to cover the outside part of the straw hat where the head goes. Have your kids decorate it however they like, whether it’s with shapes, easter-themed pictures, coloured pens and so, once they’ve finished, stick it around the hat.
2. Then comes the fun part, ripping up green tissue paper or cutting them into strips! This will make part of your ‘nest’. Stick the tissue paper in the middle of the hat where you stuck the cardboard around.
3. Next, grab some brown pipe cleaners and fold them into a bowl shape, then this will be the nest where the eggs will lay. Stick that on top of the green tissue paper.
4. Finally, place some chocolate eggs and baby chicks in the pipe cleaner nest, and there you have it!
Glitter Easter Bunny
Have your kids stand out from the crowd with an Easter bonnet hat that glitters!
- A top hat
- A paintbrush
- Lots of glitters (any colour your want)
- PVA glue
- Pre-made rabbit ears/headband
1. To start with, make sure you lay out some newspaper somewhere to collect the glitter. Then place your top hat on the paper and using your paintbrush spread PVA glue all over the hat.
2. Sprinkle glitter all over the hat, a couple of times to ensure the whole hat is covered with glitter!
3. Staple or stick the rabbit eats/headband onto the base of the top hat. And there you have it! An Easter bonnet hat that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
A Paper Flower Bouquet
An adorable Easter floral bonnet that will be equally fun to make as it will be to wear! Full of colour and whimsy, it’s the perfect flower garden Easter bonnet for girls!
- A straw hat
- Variety of coloured paper
- A handful of buttons
1. First, layer your straw hat with one coloured tissue paper, that’ll be the base of your bouquet.
2. Using tissue paper cut into squares, and stick them onto the hat. And then crinkle them a little, so they somewhat resemble flowers. Unless you’re able to make flowers out of paper itself (if you’re crafty!).
3. Layer another coloured tissue paper onto the previous one, in a different direction and crinkle them too. It should start to look like flowers! If not, keep layering tissue paper.
4. Stick a button in the middle of the tissue paper flowers.
5. If you have a bumblebee craft to hand, add one of those onto the flowers and then you have your DIY flower bouquet!
Spring Time Easter Bonnet
For a simple but effective Easter bonnet, a spring theme will be a lovely idea.
- A straw hat
- Some soft mini chicks
- Mini eggs (chocolate or not!)
- A few sprigs of different flowers (daisies, daffodils, or whatever is around)
1. Stick your flowers around the brim of the straw hat.
2. Stick the chicks in a few places in the flowers.
3. Add the mini eggs by the chicks.
4. Reorganise or add some more flowers or eggs if desired and there you have it! A simple, but adorable spring-time Easter bonnet.
A Sheep Hat
Easter means springtime, and that means sheep and baby lambs! So, why not have your kids wear an Easter bonnet of a tiny sheep?
- A straw hat
- Cotton wool balls
- Black card
- Googly eyes
- Green tissue paper
- Foamflower stickers
1. Using the cotton wool balls, stick them over the rounded part of the straw hat, this will create the body of the sheep.
2. With the black and white card, cut out the sheep’s ears. Then stick them onto the cotton wool body, then glue on two googly eyes! And you have your sheep.
3. Next, cut strips of green tissue paper, and stick them onto the rim of the straw hat, this will be the grass the sheep is on.
4. Finally, stick some foam flowers on the green tissue paper, to create a garden. And ta-da! You have yourself an Easter lamb bonnet.
Carrot Party Hat
If you’re struggling for time with making your Easter bonnets for the kids, then this will be simple but effective.
- Orange party hats
- Green card
- Cotton wool ball
- Pink card
- Black marker
1. Since you have the base of your carrot with the orange party hat, you need to make the stalk. Using the green card, cut out big pointy strips, and stick them around the base of the hat.
2. Draw on some carrot lines (if you want).
3. Grab your cotton ball, and stick it on the side of the party hat. Using your black marker, add two dots for the bunny’s eyes.
4. With the pink card, cut out tiny strips for the bunny’s ears and whiskers. Then stick them onto the cotton wool ball.
And there you have it, a carrot party hat with a small bunny on the side (which is optional, you can just stop at the carrot bonnet)
Easter Bunny Party Hats
Another party hat idea is to create bunny hats! This will be quick, easy and most importantly…fun!
- A bunch of party hats (can be any design or colour your kids want)
- Pieces of white card
- Pink colouring pencils
- Small pom poms
1. Stick the pom poms on the points of the party hats.
2. Cut curved strips of white cards out and colour the bottom of one side pink (to represent the inside of the bunny ears).
3. Then fold the two points of the card over and stick them together, so it resembles the shape of a bunny ear.
4. Once you’ve made two ears, stick them onto the party hat, and you’ve got your Easter bunny party hats!
Giant Carrot Bonnet
The Easter bunny loves carrots, right? So, why not make a giant carrot to parade around in!
- A3 piece of orange card/paper
- Green tissue paper (for the carrot stems)
- Black marker pen
- Black elastic string
- Glue sticks
- Pair of scissors
1. Roll the card into a card shape, so it resembles a carrot – make sure it fits your child’s head! Then use glue or sellotape to fix the cone in place.
2. Using the scissors, cut pieces of strips out of the green tissue paper to make the carrot stems. Then use glue to stick them onto the base of the cone you just made.
3. Using the black marker, draw on the lines of a carrot (it doesn’t have to be neat!)
4. Then place the hat on your child’s head and measure how much black elastic string you’ll need from one side of the cone base, under their chin and to the other side of the cone base. This is so your child can keep the hat on securely!
5. After that’s all done, your giant carrot bonnet is ready for the parade!
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Mad Hatter Bonnet
If your child would love to go ALL out for their Easter bonnet and wear something that is bold and quirky, why not channel Mad Hatter?
- 2 or 3 coloured hats to stack on one another
- Coloured ribbon or colourful pipe cleaners
- Colourful flowers
- Fake butterflies
- Fluffy chicks
- Mini eggs
- A few cards from a playing deck
- Glue gun
- Glitter (optional)
1. Wrap your coloured ribbon or coloured pipe cleaners around the rim or base of the hat, to add that pop of colour (try to use a different colour to the hat, so it stands out)!
2. If you found coloured hats, glue them onto each other in a mismatched way. Like, glue the side of the second hat onto the opposite side of the base hat, instead of straight on top. Then stick the final hat on the opposite side of the second hat!
3. To add the finishing touches, stick the fake butterflies, fluffy chicks and playing cards in all sorts of positions on all 3 hats. Don’t forget to add the mini eggs and flowers too! Make it as quirky as you want to!
4. Once you’ve got a mismatched, quirky and interesting Mad Hatter style bonnet, you’re all ready!
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We hope you’re ready for sticky fingers, glitter on the floor and arts and crafts in full swing! From different-coloured tissue paper, fluffy chicks and fun with cardboard. It’s an exciting time for your kiddies and a symbol of Spring! So, let’s get started on our easy Easter bonnet ideas!
If you’re looking for things to do during the Easter holidays too, check out all the cool things you can do in the Easter holidays, some more Easter arts and crafts and prepare for the next school holidays too!