Want to make an Easter bonnet but found yourself short on time – or just don't want it to take for ever? We've got 5 brilliant, child-friendly ideas here.


Each Easter bonnet is easy to make (we know, we've tried and tested them) with our step-by-step pictures and, often video guides, plus instructions – and some handy links to the best places to get the materials you need.

Don't worry, though, if you can't get all the materials we suggest, most can be replaced with something else you have round the house. So, if you don't have tissue paper, for example, you can use normal paper or newspaper.

Get that sticky tape out and choose your favourite from the array of Easter bonnets below.

Here's our pick of the best easy Easter bonnet ideas

1. The Bunny Rabbit Easter Bonnet

homemade bunny rabbit Easter bonnet

A lovely, fluffy, rabbity Easter hat, made with cotton wool balls, card and pipe cleaners.

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2. The Incredible Floral Easter Bonnet

homemade floral easter bonnet

Full-on flowery bonnet coverage, using tissue paper, pipe cleaners and buttons.

3. The Hatching Chick Easter Bonnet

Hatching chick homemade Easter bonnet

An Easter hat to make everyone 'crack' a smile, created with tissue paper, paper plates, card and googly eyes.

4. The Giant Carrot and Bunny Easter Bonnet

Child wearing giant carrot bonnet with bunny attached

A fun, quirky bonnet, made very easily with card, tissue paper, a little elastic and a bunny soft toy.

5. The Grassy-Topped Chick's Nest Easter Bonnet

Top of homemade Easter bonnet with yellow chicks, bird nests and yellow feathers

A bright, pile-those-decorations-high bonnet, made using tissue paper, card, chocolate eggs and Easter bits and pieces.

And, if you haven't got a hat to hand...

The Bunnies round the Brim Easter bonnet


With this Easter bonnet, you make the actual hat yourself out of cardboard (our instructions include a full video step by step) and then decorate it with tissue paper and cut-out bunny decorations.

If you'd rather make an Easter headband...

Quick and Easy Easter bunny headband

how to make an Easter bunny headband

Follow our step-by-step instructions (with video guide) to make an Easter-themed headband with cardboard and felt.


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Helen Brown
Helen BrownHead of Content Delivery

Helen is author of the classic advice book Parenting for Dummies and a mum of 3. Before joining MadeForMums, she was Head of Community at Mumsnet and also the Consumer Editor of Mother & Baby.