Create an Easter top hat
Easter is filled with fluffy bunnies and gooey eggs. We’ve got some fabulous Easter activities to keep your kids entertained and get them into the Easter mood. It’s all totally eggs-cellent fun
What you need:
- small and large foam eggs
- 2 x big sheets of cardboard
- paint brush
- decorative paper
- double-sided tape
Take your foam eggs of different sizes and cut them long ways down the middle and paint them colours to match your decorative paper.
Take one of big sheets of cardboard, measure 30cm from the bottom and cut a straight horizontal line along the 30cm mark.
With your 30cm strip of cardboard draw another horizontal line 2cm from the bottom. Place a strip of your double-sided tape covering the whole area below the line (2cm from the bottom of the cardboard strip).
Using scissors, make 2cm incisions (approx 1-2cm apart) all the way along the base of the strip (just cut the area covered by tape). Cut so it looks like a fringe (this will be used later to attach the brim to your hat).
Take decorative paper. Use it to cover the cardboard above the fringe (28 cm in height). Attach using double-sided tape.
Place approximately 4 strips of double-sided tape along the base of the decorative paper. Use this to attach feathers all the way along the strip (which will become the outside of the hat).
Tie a bow with your ribbon around the largest foam egg. Glue this egg to the centre of the base of the decorative paper on the top of the feathers (this will be the front and centre of the hat).
Glue the rest of the eggs onto the base of the decorative paper on top of the feathers. Make sure you use enough glue so that they stay in place.
Once the glue has completely dried, you can turn it into a bonnet. Bend the cardboard into a cylinder and staple in place at the back.
Place the cylinder upside down on the second big sheet of cardboard and use it to draw a circle from the inside of the cylinder.
Draw another circle aprox 5cm outside the first circle. Cut out this 5cm ring. This will become the brim of your bonnet.
Pull the brim up over the fringe of the cylinder (the hat). Fold out the pieces of the fringe and stick them to the bottom of the brim, using the double-sided tape already in place.
Now your hat is ready to be worn!
- Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.
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