You would never be able to tell what our beautiful Easter bonnet was made from. Yep, just a recycled grocery bag and some paint. Such fun and oh-so-darling on my sweet girl.
When she got the hat down low enough to fit on her head we worked the paper bag, sculpting it into a bonnet shape. We have used this technique to make pirate hats in the past as well.
Once the paint was dry it was time to add some lace trim. (Ribbon would work, too.) Emma is starting to learn to use a glue gun. I have been working with her under close supervision, of course. For young children, I would recommend tacky glue or having this be a grown-up only step.