Video: quick and easy last-minute Easter bonnet!

(43 Posts)
KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 31-Mar-14 13:27:18

Forgotten to organise an Easter bonnet? Don't panic - we have the solution to your woes.

Watch our super-fast, super-simple Easter Bunny Bonnet video - all you need is a some card, one of those lovely googly eyes (or a felt tip pen), and a cotton wool ball. Works for both girls and bonnet-resistant boys - and positively no crafting talent required, we absolutely promise.

Here's the bunny template - now go, go, go!

UPDATE: we've now added another very easy Easter Bonnet video to the bottom. It's a sheepy spectacular - unisex, and rather suave...



And here's the new sheepy Easter bonnet video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCnZF8lSaw4

5madthings Mon 31-Mar-14 13:33:19

Cute and simple!

We have done our bonnets/hats but other tips are cheap kits available in Sainsbury or poundland.

Pics are of ds4's Easter hat, he originally wanted Jesus on a cross... I persuaded him that wasn't a great idea so he went with "hop" theme!

sighbynight Mon 31-Mar-14 14:47:15

I would have loved to have seen the Jesus on the Cross effort!

SarahMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 31-Mar-14 15:40:03

5madthings I am in awe. IN AWE.

5madthings Mon 31-Mar-14 15:54:24

We used the hat we made for world book day, he was Mr sstrong. The flowers are made from pipe cleaners, cut out flowers and buttons. Then it's just tissue paper, printed ppics from 'hop' and jelly beans and chicks stuck on. Oh and the rabbit ears are from a headband.

He had wanted Jesus on the cross complete with blood and nails and the cave...

Dd has a straw hat with lots of the flowers and some lambs and chicks and eggs.

A glue gun is your friend! Very cheap from Amazon.

BiscuitMillionaire Mon 31-Mar-14 16:45:44

ha ha, then we'll be able to tell which other mums in the class are MNers.

pictish Mon 31-Mar-14 20:10:15

5madthings that is fantastic!!

Quinteszilla Mon 31-Mar-14 23:07:07

Is Easter bonnet similar concept to an Easter Garden?

elQuintoConyo Tue 01-Apr-14 08:44:25

My friend's son, whilst watching the Spanish procession (the creepy-looking men in robes and spikey hats) asked of the float they were carrying: " why's Jesus riding Shrek's donkey?"

I shall be making the Mumsnet hat with my 2yo and class of 10 year olds. Nice and easy, thanks smile

Woolfey Tue 01-Apr-14 15:48:42

How much notice do you normally get that your kids need an Easter bonnet? This Easter is the the first one my DD has been at pre-school and I've just received an email from them telling me that she needs one for tomorrow! I'll be making this one for sure smile

5madthings Tue 01-Apr-14 16:42:13

Eek that's short notice!

Our school ddoes them every year and I have had one or more kids at the School for the last eight years so I know it's standard but we normally get a good week or more notice.

We do Xmas hats as well each year.

There have been some fab ones at our school!

5madthings Tue 01-Apr-14 20:20:04

Ds4, ds3 and Dd sporting their Easter hats!

CharlotteCollins Tue 01-Apr-14 22:04:21

They are brilliant, 5mad! This is the first year I any of my DCs have had to make one, so the ideas are useful. Although DD3 has it firmly in her head that it has to be identical to the hat in one of her favourite books. <sigh> I foresee a few tantrums before parade day.

HesterShaw Tue 01-Apr-14 22:47:49

Please please can someone do another chicks being chased by fox bonnet. I still snigger helplessly at that!

MyLatest Tue 01-Apr-14 23:51:01

The fox and chicks bonnet still makes me give a happy sigh grin

5madthings Wed 02-Apr-14 07:57:13

It's Easter bonnet ans egg hunt at school today and then Easter fair after, I have excited children!

5madthings Wed 02-Apr-14 11:49:03

The hats at school were aamazing today, was great seeing all the kids going in with them, glad I don't have to choose the winner!

imip Wed 02-Apr-14 18:31:58

A glue gun you say, 5? Everything seems stuck on really well. Dd2 has gone into meltdown mode because Sellotape won't work (no shit!).

Glue gun may save my hide in the future!

5madthings Wed 02-Apr-14 18:35:38

Yes glue guns rock! You can get themir about £4 on Amazon and they sell the glue sticks in bulk really cheap as well.

My dd won a prize for her hat ttoday, it was fantastic to see all the kids lined up at the Easter fair wearing them!

5madthings Wed 02-Apr-14 18:38:38
5madthings Wed 02-Apr-14 18:39:35

Bigger link doesn't work, glue guns on Amazon mine is silverline? Is under a fiver and glue sticks come in packs of 100 fir a quid.

Panzee Wed 02-Apr-14 20:58:12

I think the murderous fox bonnet might have been the first thread I ever read on Mumsnet. It was truly wonderful. smile

imip Wed 02-Apr-14 21:00:30

I couldn't wait ... I got the stanley one, because I knew the name and reviews looked good. Was £7. I am unreasonably excited about this purchase.... Am also now imagining glue sequins onto tutus and all sorts of shit smile

5madthings Wed 02-Apr-14 21:07:19

Ha ha you will love it, I went round my house looking for things to glue when I first got mine!

RatHammock Wed 02-Apr-14 21:09:29

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