How to make a bunny Easter bonnet when you haven’t got a hat

An easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to making a bunny-themed hat - just in time for Easter

easter bonnet with bunnies

Want to make an Easter bonnet but haven’t got a hat to base it on? With this easy-to-make, bunny-themed Easter bonnet, you make the hat first (out of cardboard) and then get going with the decorations.

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We’ve got step-by-step instructions to follow, plus a video to make it even easier…

What you’ll need:

  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 6 pipe cleaners
  • Tissue paper
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • White card
  • Black marker pen
  • Sticky tape

How to make your bunny Easter bonnet from scratch

1. On the cardboard, use your pencil to draw a large circle and, within that, a smaller circle. Cut around the outer circle.

2. Now cut around your inner circle outline (you’ll have to ‘stab’ the cardboard to begin this). You will be left with a ring (which forms the brim of the hat) and a disc (which forms the top of the hat).

3. Use your pencil to make 6 holes around the disc, then do the same for the ring.

4. Fasten the disc and the ring together by putting your 6 pipe cleaners through the holes.

pipe cleaner

5. Make sure each pipe cleaner has gone through a hole on the disc and a hole on the brim, then twist it around to ensure it is secure.

bonnet

Your hat should now look like this (below)…

bonnet base done

6. Cover the hat with tissue paper.

7. Secure the tissue paper by tying a loose knot in the ribbon, forming a circle, and placing it over the hat. You can then tighten the ribbon once it has been placed correctly.

8. Tuck in tissue paper that passes the brim of the hat, and secure it with the ends of the pipe cleaners.

9. Draw a bunny’s head shape on a piece of white card, and then cut it out. Repeat.

10. Draw bunny features on your bunny heads, using a black marker pen.

12. Use one strip of clear sticky tape to cover the front of the bunny’s face, then stick it onto your hat. Repeat with the other bunny head.

Voila!

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