Easter Bonnet Making Ideas for Children
Are you making a children's Easter bonnet and need some craft inspiration? If so, we hope that this page of Easter bonnet making ideas will help you.
The ever popular Easter bonnet competition need not fill you with dread. We're sure that you will be buzzing (or perhaps bunny hopping?!) with crafty ideas when you see our suggestions below.
We make the assumption that children will be making these but with adult supervision - if kids are making them on their own you will need to adapt the ideas according to their age and abilities.
Buying Easter Bonnets
We sell a range of Easter bonnets for various head sizes. We give the circumference of head that these will fit in our product details, please check these before buying.
It is also worth remembering that this measurement relates to the inside of the hat. You will want this to set on top of the head and not around it - so if it's too big it will be over their eyes and not ideal on the Easter bonnet catwalk!
Easter Bunny Bonnet
Our Easter bunny bonnet is very simple but is extremely effective. In fact we think it's terrific, if we may be so immodest!
We have made the bonnet using one of straw bonnets with a long section of A3 white foam as the band around the hat and attached everything to the band. By doing this you will be able to slip this off after Easter and reuse it next year!
We have then cut out jumbo ears and a tufty fluffy bit for the front (sorry, the best description for this we can come up with!) from the rest of the white foam sheet. Then, adding pink foam sections for the inner ears and a little twitchy nose. You will obviously need a lot less pink foam than you'll need white foam.
You could adapt this craft idea to make it as a headband, without the bonnet, by making the foam band wider.
The best adhesive for this is our tacky glue, this isn't immediately dry but is immediately much tackier than normal glue and also dries quicker.
~ Craft Supplies for an Easter Bunny Bonnet ~
That's all folks! Simple.....
Mini Easter Rubber Ducks Bonnet - No Crafting Involved!
Not only can the bonnet be reused next year but the ducks can be taken off and used in the bath too....
If you have ducks left over, you will find they snuggle nicely inside our range of standard two-part plastic Easter eggs.
~ Craft Supplies for a Mini Easter Rubber Ducks Bonnet ~
Easter Chick Bonnet Craft
How cute is this little chap! This is a lovely alternative idea for an Easter bonnet and is really bright and cheery too.
Then we have cut a yellow egg shape from the same foam sheet for the chick body and attached this to the band.
Using a small sheet of orange foam, we have cut out some feet and a beak and attached these to the body. This is followed by 25mm googly eyes, fluffy yellow feathers and some black pen details for the features.
Finally, we have added some Easter paper shred around the base as a final nest-like touch.
As with our Easter bunny bonnet, we have used a tacky glue to attach the component parts. This is the glue that we recommend for all foam crafts.
~ Craft Supplies for an Easter Chick Bonnet ~
Traditional Easter Bonnet Craft
The Easter bonnet shown in the picture above is probably more traditional in style. There are so many ways that you could adapt this but to give you some inspiration we will explain what we have added to our bonnet.
Then we have made felt flowers using felt offcuts, mixed pom poms and green pipe cleaners. Followed by butterflies made in the same way. These will bounce around on the pipe cleaner when the hat is worn....
We have used tacky glue throughout this project - because it is immediately tacky and relatively fast drying it makes it ideal for 3D craft projects like this.
~ Craft Supplies for a Traditional Easter Bonnet ~
Easter Bunny Visor Bonnet
This is a variation on the bunny bonnet above, using a foam sun visor instead of a straw bonnet.
If you are making this for a boy you could use a white visor - not many little boys will want to wear a pink hat!
Other Easter Bonnet Craft Ideas
Economy Easter Bonnet ~ Simple and cheap but very effective - get the kids crafting to make tissue paper flowers, crepe flowers or "egg box" daffodils with coloured foam petals and arrange around the rim of the bonnet.
One for the Boys! ~ Rather than using a straw bonnet, why not use a plastic flower pot as the base? You could then get them making some ugly bugs with mixed pom poms, craft foam, pipe cleaners and googly eyes - snails, spiders, ladybirds, bees etc. Secure the bugs to the pot with a good strong glue or double sided tape. Depending on the size of pot you buy, you may just be able to set this around the head or may need to secure it with elastic.
Making Hats with a Group of Kids ~ Straw bonnets are likely to be too costly to use for groups of kids. Why not base your crafts around an Easter crown making project? You could use ready cut card roll or one of our precut crown blanks, embellishing these with anything (and everything!) in bright spring colours.
Easter Craft Kits & Supplies for Kids
At littlecraftybugs.co.uk we sell a huge range of kids Easter craft kits and craft supplies.
Our range of themed craft kits include childrens Easter bunny crafts, Easter chick crafts and spring lamb crafts too. Our kits are all packed for either home or group crafting and our group kits are packed for groups ranging in size from 6 kids to 100 kids.
In addition, our Easter craft supplies include everything from foam and card to pipe cleaners and pom poms - again, packed in different ways for both home and group Easter craft projects.
Easter Egg Hunt Supplies
Why not take a look at our huge range of Easter egg hunt supplies?
Our two part plastic eggs are available in many pack sizes, ranging from small packs of 12 eggs for Easter egg hunts at home up to packs of 1000 eggs for group egg hunts on a larger scale.