Easter bonnets are a Springtime tradition that seem to really mark the start of all the Easter fun. Whether your child needs a bonnet for a school fair or a town parade, we have 15 egg-cellent Easter bonnet ideas that are easy to make at home.
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Bunnies, chicks, bright colours, Easter eggs and a little imagination – how creative can you get with your Easter bonnet?
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Egg-cellent Easter Bonnet Ideas
Create a Spring garden like this user on Pinterest using lollipop sticks for fencing and ribbon to decorate. A few little touches, like plastic eggs, tiny flowers, a square of green felt for grass, and a little toy bunny will bring this Easter bonnet together.
You might be hard pressed to get your kids to school and home again without losing a few jelly beans along the way, but look how AMAZING this is! This showstopper, photographed by Agent J Loves NYC, is absolutely fantastic, and the perfect idea for an Easter bonnet – colourful, fun and sweet!
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All you need to create a Spring hat like this one from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots is some green card, craft paper in a few colours, and pipe cleaners – it’s a great project for a Spring day, and one that even the littlest kids can get involved with.
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How fun is this twirly whirly Jester hat from Alpha Mom?! Some sturdy card, a glue gun and a selection of plastic eggs in a variety of colours – that’s it, that’s all you need to recreate this fun Easter hat. Perfect!
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Turn your hat into an egg-cellent nest like Thinly Spread did! Use straw or twigs to cover the hat and create a nest, then add a hen cut-out and lots of little chicks or eggs to complete the Easter bonnet.
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I would wear this all over Easter, it’s just so pretty! Using a simple plastic hairband, glue, some pipe cleaners, and paper or plastic craft flowers (easily sourced online or in a craft store), you can make a really attractive little Easter bonnet substitute like this one from Bebeh Blog. This is a much cheaper Easter bonnet idea than picking up a straw hat, and is actually something your child might like to wear more than once.
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This is the perfect Easter bonnet idea for toddlers and preschoolers – not too much detail that they can pull off and play with, but still a serious cute factor! Everyday Bits and Bobs created this look for her daughter using some felt and a bargain bonnet.
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Susan Weinroth came up with this great Easter bonnet for her son, using plastic eggs, fluffy chicks and a great concept that all kids will enjoy.
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Mummy, Mummy…MUM created this fun top hat entirely from scratch, using strong card and lots of ribbon and embellishments. This is one to really let your creative side loose on, just go for it!
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For a great last-minute option, try dressing up a traditional party hat with some paper bunny ears like this cute idea from Lia Griffith. Add a homemade pom pom (see how to make a pom pom here) and you’re good to go!
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Kizzy and Izzy created this fluffy Easter bonnet with a hat, some cotton wool balls and pipe cleaners for whiskers. She then added various pieces of card to finish off the details, and the result is a super cute Easter bunny.
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Perhaps the most traditional Easter bonnet idea is this creation from Rachelle Rachelle. Using either felt or card for the bonnet, cut out the template provided and then decorate to your heart’s content.
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Make a bunny top hat for your kiddo this Easter, like this fun one from Tascha Chawner – I just love the eyelashes!
…and a giant bunny needs a giant carrot! We found this one on Pinterest, and it’s definitely one of the most fun Easter bonnet ideas. The kids will have a great time with this one.
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We all know no outfit is complete without matching accessories, right? Be a Fun Mum created a quick paper plate hat and matching bag – which is not only a GENIUS Easter bonnet idea, but perfect for those of us who might have forgotten until the last minute…
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Tell us about your Easter bonnet ideas – are you a seasoned professional or a last-minute panic-crafter? Leave a comment below and let us know what you’ll be making – we’d love to hear from you!