Kid's Craft

Make A Gift Box Easter Hat

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Easter is nearly here!! If your school is like mine and haven’t already done the Easter hat parade then you may find some last minute inspiration here.

My son (5) and I created this gift box headband hat. Here is what we used:

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  • PVA glue
  • Hot glue
  • Foil wrapped Easter eggs
  • 30cm Ruler
  • Plastic headband
  • Chickens
  • Scizzors
  • Pen / pencil
  • Paper pretend hay / gift filler
  • Sticky Tape
  • 12 inch x 12 inch card stock paper – colours of choice
  • Any other decoration of your choice
  • Felt or / and ribbon

 

 

First choose what colour will be the base colour of your box. My son chose blue. Have your paper or card as a square before starting.

Divide your paper into 3 even rectangles width and length and then with a ruler, draw lines. Then create tabs with angled corners as you see in the image below. I have done up a template for you if you would like to use this to print out onto A3 paper and it will be a 10inch x 10inch square. open box template

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Cut where the black lines are only.

Crease your fold lines in the direction that they will be folded in. Yours should look something like this…..

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Next collect your choice of decorations and make the lid panels for your box. My son chose to have orange and black triangles, zig zags, and diamante stickers.

Make the lid tags by using the same width as you made the sides, the height is half that measurement, and then add a fold tab to attach it to the box.

 

Use your sticking method of choice here, I used sticky tape so it was quick. Fold your sides up and stick down your tabs. If you do use sticky tape you will find that you may have to tape the edges from the outside of the box too.

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Now cut a strip of felt, ribbon, or card to cover your headband. We used felt and glued it using a hot glue gun. We then used the hot glue and another bit of felt to glue it onto the box base. You might want to do a better job than I did haha, I was in a rush. Also you might want to wait to fill the box before you glue it to the band.

Now fill your box with the pretend hay and decorations, and glue down everything. I would recommend probably using some larger eggs as well. These were just the ones we had left over from the other hats we made.

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If you haven’t already, glue the box to your band. Now you are done! It may be quite wobbly on the head so ensure your decorations and box are firmly stuck down and not too far to the side of the head.

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Happy Crafting and Happy Easter!!

 

Kid's Craft

Quick & Easy Easter Hat Ideas

Well it’s that time of year again YAY! Easter time :D. If your school participates in having you make your own hat for the Easter hat parade, then you may be looking for some inspiration. If you don’t have much time or lets face it, just can’t be bothered lol, I have collected some hat ideas for you that should be quite easy, cheap, and quick to make.

1.Check out this cute carrot hat!

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Created by Ali Wright you can find her instructions to make this cute carrot hat HERE with a few other hat ideas too!

 

 

 

 

 

2. Super easy and cheap bunny masks.

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Get the kids to make their own cute bunny masks. See how BABYCCINO made this with her boys HERE

 

 

 

 

3. Eggy jester hat

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This hat is so simple, it’s great! Quick, easy, cheap, fun and effective. Another one the kids can help you with. This hat along with another eggy hat idea is made by Brenda Ponnay and can be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Stars & eggs glitter hat

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Make use of  those $2 shop party glitter hats in this cute creation of foam stars and hand painted Styrofoam eggs, and glue. No credit link found for this one but I’m sure you can see how it was made? You could replace the foam stars with paper ones or even stickers and the eggs you should be able to find at most craft stores or $2 shops.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope they were helpful. Below are a few of the hats my girls and I have made through the years :).

 

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This one we made using a straw had we found at a second hand store, a bunny in a basket, chocolate eggs, bunnies, chickens, flowers, ribbons, coloured paper, and my daughter drew some flowers to stick on pipe cleaners.

 

 

17506242_10154692835379620_423936977_nWell this year we got a bit crazy and I let the girls design their own. This is created directly from a drawing of my darling crazy daughter who was 6 then. We had just moved house so had boxes lying around. We painted this one gold, cut some holes with a Stanley knife, added alfoil to the lips, black cut paper for lashes, green crepe paper straw for the “hair”, made a big bow from purple card and then made a alfoil nest for the chicken and some eggs to sit in. Oh and some slots on the side were cut out for her to hold it. It was out there but she definitely got a good reaction from it.

 

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That same year, this is what my other daughter (8) designed for herself. A giant top hat made from card with more paper straw, chickens and eggs around the brim and top. She also drew around it a crown of thorns.

 

I have let my kids design their own hats this year too. We have two done and one to go! I will do a post for these and also instructions on how to make a top hat and how we made a mad hatter inspired one.

 

 

I wish you all the best in your Easter hat making. Have fun!

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 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3