Easter bonnets are a traditional Easter activity based on an old custom of wearing new clothes at Easter time. Nowadays you can buy plain Easter bonnets and turn it into a fun and creative craft activity. Buy a few bonnets and some pretty decorations (I got my decorations from Danish newcomer to the British high street: Tiger, and my bonnets from old favourite Waitrose).
Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Plain Easter bonnet
Anything else you can find from feathers to buttons
Get all your crafty materials together and start to plan the colour and shapes you want on your bonnet.
If you are using a ribbon, like our gingham one, affix it round the crown of the bonnet first. This will become the basis for your other decorations. We used a pretty turquoise colour, but you could use any colour: pale pastels are traditional Easter colours, mirroring the colours of the bursting blooms of Spring.
Add the other decorations: mini-ribbons, chickens, buttons, and anything else you like.