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16 Fun Easter Hat Craft Ideas

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| By Alexis Teasdale | March 23, 2020

From feathers to puffy paint, pipe cleaners and more, crafting sparks creativity, and DIY Easter hats are ideal activities for kids to do at home.

Easter hat designs are limited only by your children’s imagination, but it helps to have a few ideas to get them started. Making their own hat is fun and a good way to help them learn about the origins and traditions of the Easter holiday (it’s not just about chocolate!). Where does the Easter bunny come from, and what is a rabbit doing delivering eggs?

While you’re sorting that out, help your little ones hop to it with these cute Easter hat ideas. They are a fun way to keep them happy and busy at home. For many of our hats, we used elastic for the under-chin strap. Poking holes for the strap is easy for an adult with plastic needles. Some hats will require a higher degree of skill and more time, while others can be whipped up in 5 minutes.

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Style an Egg-tastic Headband

Creative hat ideas: Easter egg headband


Skill level: moderate
It will take about: 20 minutes
This pastel delight is a sweet, sensorial Easter hat creation. Kids can start by cutting a strip of cardboard to make a headband, and some egg shapes to glue onto it. Then, let them go nuts with puffy paint, making tactile designs and patterns on the cut-out Easter eggs.

For puffy-paint beginners, they’ll learn patience and hone concentration as they attempt to make their shapes without bumping and smudging them. Once the paint is dry, they can use sticky tape or glue to attach pretty pastel feathers to the inside of the band.

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Decorate an Easter Bunny Party Hat

Craft ideas for Easter hats: Easter bunny hat and paper plate nest

Easter Bunny Party Hat and Paper Plate Nest


Skill level: simple
It will take about: 15 minutes
Everyone loves a party hat, and this one is easy to make and will look adorable on them. The cone shape is good for younger children to try making: they can use sticky tape instead of messy glue. Help them push a plastic needle through the cone to insert chenille stem ‘whiskers’.

Let them get inventive by adding googly eyes and cute ears; the white cardboard base means they can even paint or colour in their Easter bunny at the end, adding extra creative flair.

Officeworks arts and craft supplies to make an easter hat

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Build a Nifty Paper Plate Nest

Skill level: advanced
It will take about: 40 minutes
In this creative Easter activity, a paper plate also makes a surprisingly fun nest. By cutting out the inside of the plate, it leaves you with a sturdy rim to house your ‘sticks’ and ‘eggs’.

Get the kids to start by painting or colouring the underside of their plate brown. Create the ‘nest’ by cutting up or shredding brown construction paper, and then scrunching and gluing it down. This is an awesome sensorial activity for little hands. Then they can choose their ‘eggs’: sparkly pom poms in different sizes look just right.

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Stitch a Paper Plate Laces Hat

Easter hat craft idea: paper plate laces hat


Skill level: advanced
It will take about: 30 minutes
This Easter, encourage kiddos to transform a humble paper plate using just a plastic needle and some shoelaces.The eye of the needle is thick enough for the laces and the plate is soft enough to push them through.

Once kids get the hang of it, they can sew all sorts of shapes and designs. They could even try writing their name. They may want to draw some pictures on their plate to give them direction as they stitch, or just freestyle as they go.

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Fold a Paper Flower Crown

DIY easter hat ideas: paper flower crown


Skill level: advanced
It will take about: 30 minutes
Not quite an Easter hat, but definitely an Easter crafts activity. This headband is brilliant for concentration, fine motor skills and perseverance. While it’s a delicate design, folding paper, concertina-style, can also be calming.

Have them start by creating the headband, twisting two pipe cleaners together. Next, make the paper flowers. Fold strips of paper back and forth, then fold the fan in half. Repeat and secure the two fans into pinwheel shapes using double-sided tape or a mini stapler to secure.

Attach the flowers to the headband using a small section of yellow pipe cleaner, threaded through the middle of the flower and fixed to the headband with a twist. Use sticky tape to secure some green paper leaves to the back of the flowers and their DIY Easter hat creation is complete.

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Fun Easter hat craft idea: How to make a paper flower crown

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Glue up a Glitter Foam Garden

Easy craft project for kids: glitter foam garden and Easter bunny hat

Glitter Foam Garden and Easter Bunny Beret


Skill level: simple
It will take about: 30 minutes
This crown is an easy craft project for kids to make, but uses liquid glue so it can take some time to dry; a good lesson in patience! For beginners, it might help if you trace the grass and animal shapes in pencil on the back of the foam before the kids start cutting the shapes. Cutting along lines is an excellent way for them to work on spatial awareness as well as hand-eye coordination.

Once all the shapes are cut, including a little nose and beak, get them to glue it all into place. Leave it to dry for at least a couple of hours (overnight is best) before measuring the crown around their head, trimming any excess cardboard and sticky-taping in place.

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Make a Fluffy Easter Bunny Beret


Skill level: advanced
It will take about: 60 minutes (plus overnight to dry)
A perfect activity for a quiet afternoon of craft, this hat takes a bit of time but is well worth the effort. Help the kids cut a semicircle out of the inside of the paper plate. Using that leftover semicircle, they can cut out ‘ears’; stick them on with glue or tape.

Then glue on white and pink pom poms – they take a while to adhere to the paper plate, so allow plenty of drying time before wearing the Easter bonnet.

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Fashion an Easter Bonnet

Easter crafts for kids: Easter bonnet


Skill level: moderate
It will take about: 20 minutes
There are so many amazing Easter crafts for kids and all this one needs is scraps of fabric and some cardboard. Added bonus? Using glue sticks to create this bonnet will give kids’ dexterity skills a workout. They’ll need to trim and attach the fabric pieces in place, overlapping them as they glue each piece onto a long piece of cardboard.

To finish, attach ribbons to each end of the Easter bonnet, so it ties neatly underneath their chin.

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Craft a Cute Carrot Hat

Art and craft ideas for kids: Easter carrot hat and chick mask

Easter Carrot Hat and Chick Mask


Skill level: simple
It will take about: 10 minutes
This tasty vegetable Easter hat is easy to whip up with some scissors, cardboard or paper, sticky tape, elastic and a brown coloured marker. Kids may want a little help creating their cone, but thanks to the carrot top being fluffy and messy, they don’t have to have advanced scissor skills to create that element from some green construction paper.

Attach the green ‘fronds’ with glue or sticky tape, and add a few lines with a coloured marker to give their carrot the finishing touch.

How to make a paper craft carrot hat

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Turn into a Super Chick with a Feathered Mask


Skill level: moderate
It will take about: 20 minutes
If your child loves heroes, this Easter craft mask definitely has a ‘super chick’ feel! Task kids to cut the mask out of a large piece of yellow cardboard. They may need a little help with the shape and size, so tracing the outline first will give them a starting point.

Snipping out the insides of the eyes is a good exercise in hand-eye coordination. Explain to them that by placing their cardboard on top of a hard surface like a chopping board, they can gently push the scissor tip against the cardboard to make a small hole. You can then show them how to cut inside the hole to make the larger space for their eyes.

It won’t matter if it’s slightly wobbly and messy as they will be covering it in feathers. Once the feathers are glued on, allow the mask to dry before getting the kids to try it on. Trim any feathers that overlapped the eye area. You can add a cardboard beak to finish, or even paint the beak right onto their nose.

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Twist Pipe Cleaners into Bunny Ears

Best Easter egg ideas: bunny ears


Skill level: simple
It will take about: 5 minutes
If your kids only have five minutes to make something for Easter celebrations – or if your tiny humans only have an attention span of about that long – this is the ideal Easter hat idea.

First, twist the ends of two pipe cleaners together to make a circle headband. Then shape two more pipe cleaners into bunny ears, twisting the ends around the headband to attach.

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Cut Out Cardboard Bunny Ears

Easter hat ideas: cardboard bunny ears


Skill level: simple
It will take about: 10 minutes
Another quick and easy Easter hat idea, these simple bunny ears can be whipped up in next to no time. Using a large piece of cardboard, help your child cut a long strip, pausing in the middle to add ears. Then all they need to attach is some fuzzy felt pieces for a fun tactile element. Secure in place with bobby pins and some tape.

How to make cardboard Easter bunny ears

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Snip Up a Chic Easter Chick

Creative hats to make: Easter chick


Skill level: advanced
It will take about: 45 minutes
This is one of our top creative hats for kids who love using scissors. Pretty much every element involves cutting shapes — from the base which is a large cardboard circle made into a wide cone, to the wings, a beak, eyes and lashes.

Once all the shapes are all glued into place, stick a yellow feather into the top of the cone as the finishing touch.

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Get Cracking on an Easter Egg Hat

Craft project for kids: Easter egg hat and garden headpiece

Cracking Easter Egg Hat and Garden Headpiece


Skill level: simle
It will take about: 20 minutes
The only cracked egg anyone wants on their head is this cardboard version! Plus, it’s a great lesson in problem solving for young minds; they’ll need to figure out how to make the egg yolk into a dome shape… out of cardboard. Tricky!

The egg white can be cut out of white cardboard freehand; basically a big, wobbly circle. Then, finding the middle of their egg white circle, they cut a straight line from the edge to the middle point. By overlapping the cut sides just a little and gluing in place, they’ll have a gently curved cone hat.

Now it’s time for the yolk. Create a smaller and less wobbly circle using yellow cardboard, cutting a straight line to the middle point like they did earlier. Overlap the sides to make another shallow cone shape, then press down at the top point, so it’s more like a dome. To smooth over the dent at the top, glue on some yellow crepe paper.

Attach the ‘yolk’ on top of the ‘white’, add some ribbon to tie under their chin and, hey presto, a funny, runny egg.

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Plant a Garden Headpiece


Skill level: moderate
It will take about: 30 minutes
This is certainly not for wallflowers: the crown is on the big side, but can be made shorter if little heads can’t handle the weight.

Start with a big piece of cardboard as a base; then kids can add cardboard or paper grass, pipe cleaner stems and felt flower heads with pom pom centres. Thicker fabrics like felt and pom poms take a while to adhere, so encourage your kids to attach these while the cardboard is flat. Allow drying time for the glue, before shaping it into a cylinder for them to wear.

Measure the hat around their head and secure it with a fold back clip. Now they can remove the hat and sticky tape to secure the size in place, without losing the right measurement.

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Conjure Up a Top Hat

Easter hat ideas: cardboard Easter bunny top hat


Skill level: moderate
It will take about: 35 minutes
This Easter hat idea is one for magic lovers – it makes a bunny appear out of their hat! Kids can start with a basic black cardboard cylinder; then they’ll need to cut out a circular piece of cardboard with a hole, like a large donut.

Make small cuts on the inside circle of the donut, place the cylinder on top, then fold up the small cut sections along the inside of the cylinder. Sticky tape or glue the two pieces together. Next, cut out a cardboard Easter bunny to glue inside the top rim of the hat. Abracadabra!

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