March 23, 2010

Homemade Easter Hat

        
     
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We made this super cute Easter hat. Would you believe that it is made from a paper plate and paper bowl?!?!?! KJ had such a blast making this and I am so pleased with how it turned out. The best part is that it was super easy!!!!

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We were inspired to make this super cute Easter hat after reading these two really cute books: Queen of Easter and Miz Fannie Mae’s Fine New Easter Hat.

Queen of Easter (Ann Estelle Stories)Miz Fannie Mae's Fine New Easter Hat

Both books are about a special surprise that they find in Easter hats! (You can read my review of Miz Fannie Mae’s Fine New Easter Hat over on my “Brown Like Me” Book Review blog!) We enjoyed both books…so much so that we made our own Easter hat. So, here are the instructions in case you want to make your own as well!

You will need:
a sturdy paper plate
a sturdy paper bowl
paint
ribbon
fake flowers
glue

Here is what we did: First turn the plate and bowl upside down. Put the bowl on the plate and trace the circle. Cut about an inch or so inside the circle…this makes it so that your hat is actually wearable!

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Next, glue the bowl to the plate. We used a glue gun…because we didn’t want to wait long for it to dry. Then, paint the plate and bowl. We used a glossy, yellow acrylic paint so that we could get away with just one coat.

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Finally, once the hat is dry, embellish it! KJ picked out the ribbon and the flowers and we attached it all using the glue gun.

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Check out KJ wearing her homemade Easter bonnet!!! Believe it or not, I think she really has plans for wearing it to church Easter Sunday!!!

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We got the idea for this project from Crafts For Easter. I am linking this up with Kiddos Create, stART, and We Made It! Showcase!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08176707208858920510 vanessa

    I love this idea! It looks so great–not like a plate and bowl at all!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09158870191548092839 Rusheika

    Jenn.. that is one beautiful hat!! Good job! How have you been?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02126246988458797516 Preschool Mom

    That is so cute! We made Easter hats for a craft one year, but they were not as easy as that!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17970101432834731044 Ticia

    Oh my is that cute. Now would Princess actually use it?…….

  • http://www.funfamilytips.com/ Jen @ Fun Family Tips

    This was a really great idea and it came out so pretty! Hard to believe that it started as a plate and bowl! I’ve linked: http://www.funfamilytips.com/?p=1663

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06146954250216886394 Donovan Doins

    Great craft idea. That would be really fun for a ladies luncheon at church.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15440743617041958459 Julie

    We love this book! What a fun craft to do with it. Thanks for the great idea!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17893829005402169615 Michelle

    These are beautiful, what an amazing idea!! Thank you so much for linking up to stART :0)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10721532064380545915 jennwa

    That hat is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03531558038661679151 Raising a Happy Child

    Great idea – this hat turned out incredible. We read the first book last year and enjoyed it.

  • http://naturallyeducational.com/ Candace @NaturallyEducational

    I have to laugh–we made a similar one and I didn’t realize I needed to cut the center of the plate! I figured that out later and took a knife and sliced out the center!

    We also used tissue paper to papier mache our hat…I hope to post some pictures tomorrow.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14999005038428091257 Ms. B

    I made a had for my daughter’s 50′s father daughter dance. This post made me realize how I could totally turn it into a craft project. Very cute, thanks!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14999005038428091257 Ms. B

    I made a had for my daughter’s 50′s father daughter dance. This post made me realize how I could totally turn it into a craft project. Very cute, thanks!!

  • http://naturallyeducational.com/ Candace @NaturallyEducational

    I have to laugh–we made a similar one and I didn’t realize I needed to cut the center of the plate! I figured that out later and took a knife and sliced out the center!

    We also used tissue paper to papier mache our hat…I hope to post some pictures tomorrow.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15440743617041958459 Julie

    We love this book! What a fun craft to do with it. Thanks for the great idea!!

  • Tami

    Just stopping by to let you know that I’ve featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/spring-hat/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  • partycraft secrets

    Sooooo clever – I have to try this! I’ve shared this link on my facebook page – hope you don’t mind!!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Partycraft-Secrets/239045209469228

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    Thanks for sharing!!