For this years Easter bonnet we combined two of our all time favourites from our craft cupboard, watercolour paints and feathers.
I came up with this design a few weeks back after an afternoon spent teaching the kids some basic watercolour techniques. The results were so pretty I knew we had to use them on our Easter bonnet. It’s easy to make, no weird and wonderful materials here and what’s more the kids can help out with the really fun painting part.
I had no idea that creating an easter bonnet for a boy or girl would be so tricky…
And as usual I had left it until the very last minute.
Having a girl and a boy usually means double the amount of costumes and double the amount of ‘Mum hours’ spent making stuff for school events like easter bonnet parades. As they attend different schools with different timetables for these events I’ve decided that from now on I will try and kill two birds with one stone by making things that both kids can wear. I had a quick flick through pinterest for some unisex bonnet ideas but everything I came across was either too fluffy and girly or too garish. In a last minute panic I decided to try and create an Indian style feather crown using some of our polystyrene marbled eggs that we made last weekend details here.
Although not strictly a bonnet I think it still ticks the boxes and both Little brother and Big Sister enjoyed wearing it to their easter bonnet parades. Whats more it was pretty simple to make, find out how below.