Creative Easter Bonnets your kids will love! 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Tags: EasterEaster BonnetCraftDIYEaster hat


Get out your glue guns and glitter!

It’s only a matter of time before you will receive that note in your child’s schoolbag: “please send your child in their Easter Bonnet!”


Why Easter Bonnet Parades?

It’s been recorded that the first Easter bonnet parade was held in New York in 1870 – when church goers streamed out of church after Easter Service dressed to the nines (which their best hats) to walk down 5th Avenue. To this day the New York Parade continues – and you can see bonnet creations from professional to home-crafted, and elegant to whimsical.

The Easter Parade has since been adopted around the world as a creative and fun annual Easter Tradition especially in pre and primary schools.

Do it yourself Bonnets!

We’ve put together a collection of ideas to help you come up with a DIY Easter Bonnet your child will love. From fuss free to grand and elaborate – here’s some cute ideas you can use:


Paper Plate Easter Crown

The perfect choice for the DIY-challenged, this paper plate Easter Crown can be put together with items you already have at home. Make it extra sparkly by adding glitter, sequins, ribbons or any cute crafty items you have available!



Bunny Ear Hats

These festive bunny hats are all about party time. You’ll need us come coloured cardboard, white elastic and wool.



Dinosaur Bonnet

A ter-roar-fic option for dinosaur lovers, this bonnet is certainly uniquely creative and will stand out in the crowd!



Adorable Chick Bonnet

An adorable chick bonnet is perfect if you want to include your kiddies for a fun crafting activity. You’ll need lots of raffia and yellow feathers to complete the look!



Carrot Hat

For something different – these hilarious carrots hats are a real hoot! To save time you can even purchase a large orange party hat and decorate with green raffia, ribbon or netting.



The Showstopper Bonnet

If you’re up some advanced DIY crafiting, and looking for something that could hold it’s own at a New York Easter Parade – then give this spectacular creation a whirl! You can personalise it choosing embellishments you love most.

Instructions: or watch the tutorial


Have you started working on your child Easter Bonnet yet? The Franke team would love to hear how your bonnet creations are going. Leave us a comment or tag Franke in your social media posts!

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