In the world of unusual Easter bonnet ideas, we reckon this giant carrot hat stands out – both figuratively and literally.


The central piece of this hat creation is actually a tall cone shape. Once you have that in place, all you need to do is add some green tissue paper and pop a bunny on the side to finish it off. We've used a soft toy bunny here but you could cut one out of cardboard if you'd prefer.

Huge (Easter) hat tip to our parent tester Laura, from our Top Testers Club community, and her son Harry for demonstrating this Easter bonnet craft with their fab step-by-step video (above) and pictures (below)...

Giant carrot and bunny Easter bonnet: how to make it, step by step

You will need:

Bonnet supplies
  • Card (white or orange)
  • Orange paint (if using white card)
  • Sticky tape
  • Black felt-tip pen
  • Scissors
  • Green tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Black elastic
  • Small bunny soft toy or beanie

Step 1: Create a cone-shaped base

First step of creating carrot bonnet with orange card rolled up into cone shape

Roll the card into a cone shape — ensuring that it's the right size to fit your child's head — and use sticky tape to fix the cone in place. If you're using white card, paint it orange and wait for it to dry before rolling it into a cone.

Step 2: Mark lines to create a carrot-y look

Carrot bonnet step 2

Using the black felt-tip pen, draw horizontal lines on the card to make your cone look like a carrot.

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Step 3: Add tissue paper leaves

Green tissue paper attached to bottom of orange cone shape

Cut the green tissue paper into 2cm-wide strips (they can be as long as you want) and attach them with glue all around the bottom rim of the carrot. Make sure you glue at least 1cm of each strip inside the carrot cone, so it's as firmly attached as possible.

Step 4: Attach the elastic

Carrot bonnet with elastic taped to the bottom

Place the carrot on your child's head and work out how much of the black elastic you will need to run from one side of the bottom edge of the carrot, under your child's chin and over to the other side. Allow 1cm extra elastic on either side (so you can fix it firmly to the carrot cone). Cut the elastic to the right length and then use sticky tape to fix it firmly onto the inside of the card on either side.

Step 5: Add the bunny on the top

Child wearing giant carrot bonnet with bunny attached

Using another piece of elastic, tie the cuddly toy bunny up near the top of the carrot. Then your giant carrot and bunny Easter bonnet is ready to wear! If the leaves are too long, you can trim them a little shorter around the front so that your child can see out.

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Pics and video: Laura Jones and Harry. Video edit: Emily Longman Wall


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