Making Easter bonnets is a longstanding Easter tradition, but not one that my children had tried so far. I remember making them in school as a child, and my elder brothers before me too. My boys haven’t done this in school so we thought it would be fun to have a go at home.

simple easter bonnet ideas to make with kids


We were sent an exciting hamper of crafty products from The Works to help us decorate and dress up an Easter bonnet. I’m pretty impressed with their Easter craft range, there is lots of variety and really good value prices too. Hopefully this can give you some inspiration for Easter bonnet ideas of your own.

IMG_5944We tried a few different designs for our Easter bonnets. All of them were very simple for the children to make, and fun for them to wear and pose in!

For our base for all of the Easter bonnet ideas, we used this bonnet from The Works. It even looks pretty before you start decorating, with some lovely details on it.


Spring Chicks Easter Bonnet

For this first Easter Bonnet design we selected plenty of cute Spring decorations to stick onto our bonnet – flowers, chicks and eggs, all the cute signs of new life popping up in the Spring. We used these to decorate the brim of our Easter bonnet, along with an extra ribbon with an egg design. I love all these little chicks. Once we’ve finished with our bonnets, I think these will be handy to repurpose inside some Spring sensory bins for the children to play with.



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 Tissue Decorated Bonnet

For our next Easter bonnet idea, we used the Easter bonnet decorating kit pack which comes with a selection of tissue papers, decals and more. T made this bonnet and covered the whole bonnet in tissue paper, before decorating with the glittery decals. This are really easy for any child to stick on since they have an adhesive pad at the back, so it’s a really handy option.

IMG_6039To me it doesn’t matter too much if the decorations are stuck on a little haphazardly. That’s the beauty of a kid-made Easter bonnet!

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Butterfly Bonnet

This is another easy Easter bonnet idea using tissue paper. We folded up tissue paper into an accordion fold, as if to make a fan, and then fastened a pipe cleaner around the middle to make it into a simple butterfly. We then attached our large tissue butterfly to the front of the bonnet as the main feature. You could also make one with lots of smaller tissue butterflies rather than one large.


I hope you liked these Easter bonnet ideas, and if you make one of your own why not enter it into The Works Easter bonnet competition!

Easter Bonnet Competition

Try your hand at decorating an Easter bonnet with your children and send it in to The Works for the chance to win vouchers and the honour of being featured on signage and leaflets in store! The 1st place winner will win a The Works gift card worth £100, and runners up will receive £50 and £20 gift cards.

Find out more details and enter here

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