If your child likes bunny rabbits (and, of course, the Easter bunny, in particular!), this super-cute bunny-themed homemade Easter bonnet is perfect – and eye-catchingly unusual.
It’s actually quite simple to make. And Emma R in our Facebook community has created this brilliant step-by-step photo guide to show you how to do it…
Bunny rabbit Easter bonnet: how to make it
You Will Need
- PVA glue
- Cotton wool balls (lots!)
- Stiff white card
- Glitter or glitter pen (optional)
- Sticky tape
- Pink felt-tip pen or crayon
- Black felt tip pen or crayon
- 6 pipe cleaners, white and/or pink
Cover the top of the hat with PVA glue and then stick on cotton wool balls until you can’t see any of the top of the hat.
Leave the brim of the hat free.
Now, make a crown. Take your white card and cut a strip about 10cm wide. Cut zig zags along one of the long edges, to make a crown effect. You can add some glittery decoration, if you like. Fold the strip round to make a circle that’s just a little smaller in diameter than the top of your hat. Stick it together with sticky tape and then glue it, zig-zag side up, to the top of hat.
Now cut 2 bunny ears, 2 eyes and 1 nose from the white card. Use your pink felt-tip pen to colour all of the nose and to colour some pink bits on the ears. Use your black felt-tip pen to drawing pupils on the eyes.
Bend round one end of each of your pipe cleaners to make them look like whiskers.
Now stick the ears, next to each other, inside the crown on top of your hat. Then glue the eyes and nose onto the cotton wool balls at the front (it can be tricky gluing card to cotton wool; press and hold for a minute or so before taking your hand away).
Dab glue on the unbent end of each of the whiskers and stick them, 3 on each side, to your hat, tucking them between the cotton wool balls.
And the last bit is the BEST bit, as our step-by-step photographer Emma R found out. “Apply to your child’s head,” she says, “and sing Hop Little Bunny, Hop, Hop, Hop. And watch as complete joy unfolds!”
Where to buy everything you need for this bunny rabbit Easter bonnet
- Hobbycraft cream Easter bonnet, £1
- House of Card & Paper A4 white card (pack of 50), £3.99
- Cottontails large cotton wool balls (pack of 100), £4.49
- Bic Kids Couleur Felt Tip Pens (assorted colours), £2
- Hobbycraft pipe cleaners in assorted colours (pack of 100), £3