Friday, 2 April 2010

Mad Bunny Bonnets!

Aren't these the silliest Easter Bonnets ever?!

Me and my little friends had a lot of fun making them this afternoon - and even though the skies outside were grey, their millinery creations were the brightest and sunniest imaginable!

We started off with paper plates for the brims and small paper dessert bowls for the crowns - lay the plate face down, put the bowl upside down on top of that and draw round it. Cut out the centre of the plate about 1cm in from the circle you just drew, then poke the bowl through from underneath and fasten with sticky tape. Then you and your little pals can have fun sticking scrunchy tissue paper flowers, ribbon bows and pictures cut from plant catalogues all over the little hats. You can attempt to add an element of education here as you can see how many of the flowers they cut out they can identify. For the bunnies - draw a basic bunny outline on another paper plate and let your friends colour them, when they have finished, cut the bunnies out and fix them to the top of the hat with tape and a piece of folded card to make them 'boingy'. When you are sure you are done with decorating, punch a hole either side of the brim with a holepunch and thread with ribbon long enough to tie under the chin in a big fat bow.

A very happy, funny, bunny, Easter!

Top right: Miss H opted for a viola picture on the top of her bonnet, the other girls sported jolly bunnies. Bottom left: Miss L and Miss J modeling their bonnets, with jaunty side bows.

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