If your child is partial to the look of cute chicks (and who isn’t?) this ‘grassy’-topped chick’s nest bonnet could be just the Easter bonnet ticket for them – especially as it’s so easy to make.
It’s worth knowing that, with this bonnet, although we have specified particular decorations, you can use different decorations, depending on what you can get hold of (see Where to buy everything you need for this bonnet, below) and what you can find around the house. If you haven’t got tissue paper, for example, use normal paper or newspaper. And if you haven’t got ready-made Easter chicks, you could cut chick shapes out of card and colour them yellow.
Huge (Easter) hat tip to our parent tester and photographer Claire A, from our Facebook community for testing this Easter Bonnet craft step by step, and demonstrating how easy it is to make with her lovely photos …
How to make a grassy-topped chick’s nest Easter bonnet
You Will Need
- Glue or sticky tape
- Green tissue paper
- Mini nest OR twigs
- 2 mini Easter chicks
- Yellow feathers
- Bow (fabric, ribbon or tissue paper)
- Easter egg stickers (optional)
- Other Easter decorations (optional)
Cut your card to a length that will wrap in a circle around the crown of your hat, with its top edge a little higher than the top of the hat. Glue or tape it into place.
Shred green tissue paper and place it on top of the hat and flatten it into place. Pop your nest or twigs in the middle of the green tissue and place your eggs in it. Position the chicks onto either side of the nest.
Add yellow feathers to the top of the bonnet around the nest.
Using glue, add a bow made from tissue paper, fabric or ribbon to the front of the brim. Stick your Easter egg stickers around the base of the hat brim or cut Easter egg shapes out of card, decorate them and stick them around the base of the crown.
Add other Easter decorations, if you have them, to complete the look. We have used an extra Easter chick and flower stickers on the brim; you could use simple tissue paper flowers instead (simply scrunch the tissue to give a petal effect).
Now you’re ready for Easter!
Where to buy everything you need for this bonnet
- Plush yellow mini Easter chicks, £5.99 for a pack of 10
- Baker Ross coloured fluffy mini chicks, £2.95 for a pack of 12
- 100 sheets of coloured tissue paper, £7.85
- Robelli Easter bonnet craft set with hat, chicks, shredded tissue paper and bunny decorations, £12.99
- Hobbycraft Easter bonnet decorating kit, £3
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