Easter Bonnet Week! Day 1.

Welcome to Netmum’s special “Easter Bonnet week”! Every year many of us mums get sent home from school with the task of creating an Easter Bonnet with our children. We fret. We rush to the shops desperate to find a straw hat or some Easter chicks. We pull our hair out. No more. This week Netmums has asked 6 lovely bloggers to create Easter Bonnets just for you. This should help you create your own magnificent master pieces. So please, do stop by every day and have a look at what new bonnet creation we have to inspire you and your children.

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I have the honour to kick start the week with our Newspaper Hat creations.

Briefly about me: I am Maggy from over at Red Ted Art, where I regularly do Kids Crafts with my 4year old son and 2 year old little girl. I know the limitation of small hands wanting to have a go and hopefully my crafts are fun and create in such a way that we can all take part, whilst still being interesting for older kids. The majority of my crafts are inexpensive using “kids crafts” staples, such as paint, googly eyes and glue! Do stop by and have nosey!

Newspaper flowery hats:  What you will need:

Materials:

For the hat: Newspapers, paint, masking tape

For the decorations:

Flowers: Tissue paper, glue, beads.

Mini Easter Eggs: Newspaper scarps, tissue paper, glue

Rooster & Hen - check out our Easter Egg post to see how me made these! They are adorable, easy, fast and we lots of fun!

easter bonnets easy

1) Paint two sheets of news paper in your desired colour. We did two sheets to give the hat more body and also, so that you get colour on both sides… however, should your hat get wet, you may end up with a red rim around you head.. so really.. you can paint just the one sheet if you wish! Our sheet paint was “team work”, as we don’t have enough space to do all at once. But it was lovely to paint together.

newspaper hat

2) Once dry, cut out a circle. The easiest way, was to fold the paper twice and cut out a quarter.

newspaper hat (2)

3) Place the paper on top the child’s head, fold down and tape round with masking tape. You may want to practice with some “non painted” newspaper first and save the coloured paper for last.

newspaper hat easy

HAT DONE!

Make some flowers and eggs: tissue paper flowers

1) Flowers – we used 4 sheets of oval tissue paper and a bead. And just stuck them all together with PVA. You don’t need much glue to get the tissue paper to stick. We used oval paper, so that they over lap a little like petals. Once stuck, we scrunched them up a bit. Cut some leaves and add to your hat!

tissue paper eggs

2) Eggs – scrunch up newspaper in a mini egg shape. Add glue to your tissue paper and wrap it around. Let it dry.

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easy easter bonnets

3) My 4 year old decided to stick lots of leaves on the top of the hat, which gave us the idea to use this bit as a “nest” for our Rooster & Hen Easter Eggs.

easy easter bonnets

Done. You have your bonnets. Enjoy!

What do you think? Like them? Hope you do! If you need more Easter craft inspiration. There is are lots of Easter ideas on Red Ted Art. Would love to see you there!

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If Maggie’s blog has inspired you to start thinking about Easter – find more craft ideas, activities, recipes and much more over on Netmums.  There are loads of other ideas for making Easter bonnets here and find Easter craft ideas on this page.  Been inspired? We’d love to see your east bonnet or Easter craft photos, please email them to Nicolal@netmums.com and we’ll pick our favourites to appear on the Netmums Easter pages

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12 Responses to Easter Bonnet Week! Day 1.

  1. 1978rebecca says:

    Right that’s it, I’ll be singing in your Easter bonnet for the rest of the day. Must get planning ours for this year. Looking forward to seeing all the ideas.

  2. AngelaC says:

    OMG love them! The way you fold them make them look so much prettier than bonnets you buy from shops! Very good idea and inspiring! Will get abby to make one, ooo perhaps today hehe! x

  3. Wow, they are amazing! I would never thane thought of using newspaper!

  4. Chris Mosler says:

    Brilliant Maggy! Newspaper is such a good idea, I’d never thought of that!

  5. Thank you ladies for all your super kind comments!! *BEAMING* and we did have fun making them!!

  6. jan says:

    Think it would work well with lining paper!!

  7. Bryony says:

    These are fab, I’m definitely going to give them a go with my daughter this week. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Liz Burton says:

    What a fabulous idea! They look totally gorgeous x

  9. WoW! These look gorgeous! Such a clever, creative idea! :)

  10. Rachella says:

    Really like them! They are completely child made and do not involve buying a bonnet to design (the typical way of making them), great idea.

  11. Dayna hughes says:

    wow thanks for the idears, by the way they look great

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