When it comes to seasonal crafts and school-related ‘dress up’ days for our older kids, one of the main challenges is to help them come up with an idea that is still deemed relatively ‘cool’ (I know, we’re at this stage already!) and not too babyish and on par with anything their little 4 year old brother would want to be sporting. Enter, an Easter Minecraft Easter Bunny hat!
So this year, when the children’s school announced that they could make Easter hats, I thought of a way to incorporate something they both love into an Easter theme, and Minecraft Easter hats were the order of the day (you can see our other one here), with both children pitching in and doing some research and being inspired to come up with their design of choice. Aside from the actual hat and plastic eggs, we pretty much had all of the other craft materials.
You will need:
- A straw hat (or any hat really!)
- Green card
- Pale pink card
- White card
- Green shredded paper
- Brown and black sharpie pens
- 3 toilet rolls
- small, square cardboard box
- White paper
- Glue gun
- Cut out a long rectangle of green card, wrap it around your hat and secure with sellotape. Trim off any excess card.
- Wrap your 3 toilet rolls in white paper, and draw little brown squares on them, before gluing them together in a pyramid fashion. Stick them to the front of your hat with your glue gun, and use double-sided sellotape to secure the toilet rolls to the green card.
- Wrap the small cardboard box in white paper the same way as you would wrap a present. Draw a Minecraft rabbit face on the front (see photo), and use a square of the pink card for a nose.
- Cut out two ‘jagged’ ears using white card. Cut out some little pink squares and then stick them onto your ears. Sellotape the ears to the head, and then glue and sellotape (for extra security) the head onto your toilet rolls.
- On your plastic eggs, draw ‘creeper’ faces on using the black sharpie.
- Glue the green shredded paper to the top and rim of your hat using your glue gun. Then arrange the eggs around the rim and top of the hat, and secure them using the glue gun.
And there you go- a great Easter hat for older children! Went down a treat and so easy to do!
Do you have any ideas for great Easter hats?
See more of my crafts and activities for kids here