If you are one of ‘those mums‘ who is excited to read the words ‘create an Easter bonnet at home…‘ on a note from school, please click out of this article immediately.
This article is for the mums who read those words and think ‘really, REALLY?’ and then reach for the wine bottle. Well, stop your panic and put down that drink. We’ve compiled 7 Simple Easter Hat Parade ideas that are easy to make, give the impression of having your sh*t together and can even be created by those that do not craft.
If you can’t even utter the words ‘hot glue gun’ without a loathsome shiver of fear, read on… there’s hat here for you!
Floral Bunny Crown
Super easy and super pretty this design uses a headband, pipe cleaners and some faux flowers. It’s ultra girly and perfect for older kids that don’t want to be seen in the full she-bang. Find the tutorial here.
Funny Bunny Hair Do
If your child has long hair this is a super easy one to pull off, you just need to allow yourself enough time on the morning of the parade to perfect it! Sure to raise a laugh it’s also perfect for crazy hair day (another awesome day at school that mum’s can stress about!) Find the tutorial for the Funny Bunny Hair Do here.
Easter Egg Crown
Simple to make and with not many materials required this is a fun design for the little kids that love the ‘big ideas’. There’s a template and all the instructions here.
Chick Mask Hat
Okay so this is a little on the debatable side whether its actually easy or not! The reason it’s made the list is because it requires only cardboard and has a super simple to follow tutorial. (Find it here). It does however involve some nifty weaving techniques so might be one best not attempted the night before the parade, just in case…
This is very clever and requires minimal materials at all as the base is a green plastic (disposable) plate! Its serious bang for buck as its a under 15 minute project but looks like you’ve spent ages designing something fabulous. Find out how to make one here.
It's Magic! Rabbit in a Hat
This magician inspired creation is the stuff lazy mums who want the wow factor dream of! Scissors? Check! Cardboard? Check! Marker? Check! Stapler? Check! Awesome.. it’s literally that easy. If you don’t have everything you need head past your local BIG W for all the supplies to make it happen! There’s even a slideshow to show you step-by-step how to make one of these for your kid. Winning.
The No Sew Mad Hatter Easter Bonnet
This amazing hat is sure to impress with its very Alice in Wonderland like vibes! The thing that makes this an easy project is that it requires no sewing, it’s actually a cardboard base with very clever patchwork paper glued over the top. It’s simple to make but would take a couple of night’s to complete. The tutorial is detailed to ensure you can’t put a foot wrong.
Good luck with your simple Easter Hat Parade creation mum! Here’s what you need to really remember. Your kids are not comparing hats with anyone else, they’ll be delighted with whatever you make. Take lots of photos and enjoy the moment – these projects that seem like a pain in your behind? You’ll be longing for them again before you know it!