We were away before Easter last year, so this was my first year to attempt making an Easter bonnet with Seren to take to school.
Of course, my first post of call was Pinterest where I found a great idea, unfortunately it was a link to ebay which was closed, and so I decided to figure out whether we could make our own version.
So, for Seren's Easter Bonnet we used:
- Corrugated cardboard (from a parcel we received recently).
- Green and yellow acrylic paint (from Home Bargains)
- A leaf template in small and large
- Gold glue
- Paper plates
- Elasticated ribbon
- Easter chicks
- Easter felt stickers (from Home Bargains)
- Yellow feathers (from Home Bargains)
- Foiled chocolate Easter eggs (from Home Bargains)
- A glue gun (and lots of glue sticks)
First things first, we printed off the leaf template, and I set Seren to work creating our petals.
Mummy set to work cutting them out.
Everyone then set to work painting the petals (and one silly mummy forgot to put down a messy sheet.
Two paper plates were painted to use as a base, one yellow to affix the petals and one green as the underside.
These were then decorated with little chicks, felt butterflies and felt eggs.
The smaller petals were all glued together at the base, and I then added the inner case of the ribbon holder inside, and folded and glued the petals around it, this time the corrugated cardboard was on the outside.
To 'fix it' to Seren's head, a green strip of cardboard was created, glued to the green underside plate.
The strip had holes punched and an elasticated ribbon tied.
And it duly stayed put!
One happy child!