Best Easter bonnet crafts for kids

Fun to make and wear

Make the most of Easter with this easy kids' craft activity to do at home. These Easter bonnets are quick and easy to make and they look super cute, too.

Bottoms up! A cute rabbit hat

You’ll need:

A green hat (or cover the brim of any straw hat with green tissue paper), White tissue paper, Yellow and pink card, Cotton wool, Glue, Tape, Scissors. Toy carrots, optional.

What to do:

  1. Cover the crown of the hat with the white tissue paper. Your child can help to tape it in place.
  2. Now, they can colour green grass up the side to blend the crown and the brim of the hat.
  3. Ask them to draw and cut out rabbit feet from yellow card, and the soles of the feet from pink card. Glue them on.
  4. If you have them, glue toy carrots onto the brim.

2. Easy Easter bonnet

You’ll need: 

A hat, Green tissue paper, Little toys (we used Easter-themed Duplo animals, but you could use anything from fairies to dinosaurs). A ribbon, optional.

What to do:

  1. Ask your child to glue green tissue paper all over the brim of the hat. 
  2. Take a double strip of green tissue paper and snip into the top to create blades of grass. Your child can help you to tape it around the crown. 
  3. Add a ribbon, if you like.
  4. Finally, glue on the toys with strong glue. Your child can help you decide where they should go.

3. What's up, Doc? A cute rabbit mask

You’ll need: 

2 x A4 white card, Crayons or pens, Ribbon, Scissors, Glue, Tape.

What to do:

  1. Cut the white card in half vertically (this will form the band.)
  2. Place the band horizontally across the middle of the other piece of white card. The two pieces of card should form a cross. Glue in place.
  3. Measure how far apart your child’s eyes are. Draw the outline of the glasses along the bottom edge of the band (making sure your child will be able to see out of them). 
  4. Now, your child can help by drawing the nose and teeth coming down from the band into the other piece of card. And draw the ears going up. 
  5. Cut around the shapes.  Carefully cut inside the glasses. 
  6. Make a hole at each end of the band and push through a ribbon. Pop the mask on your child’s head and tie the ribbon so it stays in place.

4. Baa-brilliant sheep bonnet

You’ll need: 

A hat, White tissue paper (or kitchen roll), Cotton wool, Black card, White paper, Glue, Tape, Scissors.

What to do:

  1. Cover the crown of the hat with white tissue paper and glue it in place.
  2. Now your child can have fun covering the tissue paper with cotton wool. A glue stick will keep it in place.
  3. Draw the shape of the sheep’s face on the black card and cut it out. 
  4. Help your child to cut two little eyes out of white paper and draw a pupil on each one.
  5. Glue the eyes onto the face. And stick the face on to the hat.

5. Party hat chicks

You’ll need: 

Yellow party hats, Pens.

What to do:

If you can’t find yellow party hats, cover a different colour hat with paper – or paint it –  to make it yellow. 

Then, simply ask your child to draw a chick’s face on to the hat.