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Spring Bonnet

Spring Bonnet
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 8y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Melissa Allen
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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.

How We Did It

Spring Bonnet
There are so many ways to decorate these hats once you have the technique down. You can use markers, glitter, stickers or whatever else your little one desires.
Spring Bonnet
First, we folded over our bag, rolling outward. Once I started it my daughter could easily continue with the rolling.
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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.

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Emma chose her color of paint and used a sponge brush to paint it just the right color.
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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.

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She added some artificial flowers and a sweet little glittery bird to finish off her bonnet.
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The perfect hat for spring!

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