Growing up the Easter bonnet parade at school was one of my most favourite things to do. Mum use to give us an old ice cream bucket for a hat and we would decorate it with easter eggs, crepe paper, egg cartons and ribbons. Well, nowadays a lot has changed, well not everything and I’m still upcycling but my expections are higher.
This cardboard Bunny Top Hat with ears is the perfect bonnet to make for the kids to decorate for their schools Easter bonnet parade. The idea of the cardboard ears poking out the top of a top hat is a mash together of two characters from Alice In Wonderland, the March Hare and the Mad Hatter.
It's a relatively easy DIY costume to make as you download the template and print out at home onto A4 or letter paper. Lay and cut the template out of cardboard then glue it together.
The hat will fit a child and a medium sized adult head, but if you wish to make the template bigger please visit the website FAQ for more information on how to do this.
The Bunny Top Hat measures 47cm width, 30cm in height with the hat size oval measuring 18.5 by 20 cms.
What you need:
~ Single walled cardboard
(a FIRM cardboard 5mm thick)
~ Prints onto either A4 or Letter paper
~ Craft blade
~ Hot glue gun and glue sticks
~ Blu-tac (Sticky tac)
~ Masking tape
Once you have ordered the template you will receive a second email containing both paper sizes and a link to a video that walks you though the process of putting the template together.