If you’re looking for a really unusual Easter bonnet idea, we love this hatching chick, created using a hat and paper plates.
Mum Charlie F from our Facebook community put this fabulous bonnet together for us and has provided a step-by-step guide on how to make it. Plus, we’ve included links to where to buy the materials used.
Hatching chick Easter bonnet: how to make it
You Will Need
- Yellow tissue paper
- Yellow hat (1)
- PVA glue
- Sticky tape
- Paper plates (2)
- Yellow and orange felt or card
- Googly eyes (2)
- Straw or shredded brown paper
- Pom poms (optional)
- Decorative flowers (optional)
Cut the tissue paper into strips . Cover the top of the hat in PVA glue, then stick the strips of tissue paper over it until the top is covered in tissue paper.
Place 2 paper plates together, so that the sides you’d put food on are facing each other. Secure the plates together with sticky tape – but just over the top halves of the plates (so you can still open them up at the bottom). Then cut one of the plates in half horizontally with a zig zag edge. Keep the section you cut off – you’ll need it shortly. Spread glue on the back of the top of the hat and then open the 2 plates wide enough to place them over the hat top and stick the uncut plate in place. Trim down the section you cut off earlier, still with a zig-zag edge, and glue it around the base of the hat top.
From the yellow felt or card, cut out 2 wings and glue them either side of the hat top. From the orange felt or card, cut out a beak shape and glue that onto the front of the hat top. Next, glue the googly eyes above the beak.
Spread glue around the base of the hat top/chick and stick down straw or shredded paper to make the nest. You could also add flowers and pom poms, as shown in our picture.
The flowers used here are on a thin wire and have been threaded through the hat. The pom poms have been stuck down with PVA glue. Leave overnight to allow the glue to dry fully before wearing.
Once dry, your hatching Easter bonnet is ready! Pop it on the head of a willing bonnet-wearer and look out for the impressed stares.
Where to buy everything you need for this hatching chick Easter bonnet
- Yellow bonnet, £1, from The Works
- Yellow tissue paper, £1 (for 6 sheets), from Hobbycraft
- Yellow pom poms, £1 (for a pack of 50), from Hobbycraft
- Felt pieces (assorted 40-pack), £4.49 from Amazon
- Self-adhesive googly eyes (600), £3.46 from Amazon
- Wired sunflowers, £1 (12-pack), from Hobbycraft