Springtime Easter Bonnet - made from paper

With Spring & Easter just around the corner, we've been busy creating our Easter bonnet! This was my preschooler's first Easter bonnet. She was desperate to make a daffodil hat with ladybirds on, so we came up with this simple design. 

To make our Daffodil Easter Bonnet we used:
2 sheets of A4 green card
Green pipe cleaners
1 sheet of yellow card
Orange tissue paper
Scraps of recycled card & foam sheets.

For the base of the hat, we cut a sheet of green A4 card in half to create two long strips, & cut thin triangular shapes from the other sheet to create strands of grass. (If you haven't got any coloured card, you could colour/paint the inside of a cereal packet. 

To create the flowers, my girl took a look at our mini daffodil plant & observed the shape & size of each flower before creating her own daffodil designs. She cut these out & we attached them to the green pipe cleaners using sticky tape. 

 For the centre of the flowers we scrunched up sections of orange tissue paper. 

We attached the pipe cleaners to the hat with more tape, making sure the base of the pipe cleaner was covered so it wouldn't irritate when it was worn. To create the hat shape, I wrapped the card around your her head to get an accurate fit, & then secured the edges of the card with tape. 

We added a few ladybirds & butterflies using the scraps of paper & stickers. These additions turned the Easter hat into an 'eye spy' game which my girl loved. Who'd a thought you could explore literacy with an Easter bonnet! 

This hat has been paraded around the garden & house on several occasions & I love watching the daffodils swaying around as my girl dashes about! She's looking forward to wearing it out & about next week.

A bright hat to welcome the arrival of Spring & celebrate Easter.