Thursday, March 28, 2013

DIY Easter Bonnet


How are you on this fine Thursday?  I am pretty darn happy because I am one day closer to spring break!  Over the weekend we had to make an “Easter Bonnet” for Mr. 5 Year Old.  It was not good news because we had an extremely busy weekend and did  not open his back pack until Sunday night, only to find that he was required to make an Easter bonnet to take to school for an Easter parade on Wednesday.  Yay us!  I had not materials for an Easter bonnet, nor did I have a clue what to make for a boy, nor, to be quite honest, did I feel like making it.  I was all “if they want to have an Easter Bonnet parade, then they should make their Easter bonnet's as a craft in the classroom”!  It did not put me in a good mood.  So guess what I did?  I assigned the task to my artsy fartsy Miss 16 Year Old!  And as luck would have it, we had a snow day on Monday so she had extra time to go to AC Moore and make the Bonnet.  She bought everything she needed for less than $8.  Here it is.
This is Mr. 5 Year Old wearing the bonnet.  Sweet!

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She used craft paper, foam sheets, tissue paper, some 3-D stickers,  acrylic paint, a hot glue gun, and some tiny Easter eggs. I can’t give you a tutorial because I did not make it, but I think it is fairly self explanatory.  And I am never gonna get her to explain it step by step, trust me!  Her  mind does not work that way. This is a view from up high. 

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Is that the cutest little Easter hat or what? I would have loved to see all of them! I bet Gavin’s was the cutest! Winking smile  He said he had fun at the parade too!