Friday, April 8, 2011

Wearable Easter Bonnet Craft

{Mia models the Easter bonnet I made.}
Some of my previous ideas for wearable crafts have been tricky to keep on the wearer's head, but I think I have this problem solved now. The ribbons on this Easter bonnet craft that I came up with are both pretty and functional. I am happy with how it turned out.
{Easter Bonnet by Mia, Age 4}
  • paper plate
  • scissors
  • crayons or markers
  • construction paper
  • tape
  • paper trimmer (optional)
  • hole punch
  • ribbon, yarn, or curling ribbon
  • decorations: silk flowers, craft foam, felt, lace, feathers, buttons, beads, pom poms, etc.
  1. Color the outer ring of the back (non-eating) side of a paper plate.
  2. Use scissors to cut out the inside circle. Discard or save for another project.
  3. Cut construction paper into strips. For my bonnet I used 10 strips that were 1" x 9". For Mia's we used 4 strips that were 2" x 11". I think the larger size worked better.
  4. Tape one end of a paper strip to the underside (non-colored part) of the plate, hold the strip across the paper plate ring, and tape the other end of the strip to the opposite side. Place a second strip perpendicular to the first and tape either end of it. Repeat with additional strips, crossing them over each other until the top of the bonnet is formed. Gently push the strips of paper through the ring so that they are arched.
  5. Decorate your bonnet with whatever materials you like. We used ribbon, craft foam, and silk flowers attached with brads.
  6. Looking at the front of the bonnet, punch two holes, one on each side of the wearer's head.
  7. Thread ribbon, yarn, or curling ribbon through holes and secure by knotting (or with tape if needed).
  8. Wear your Easter bonnet, using the ribbon or yarn ties to help it stay on your head.

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