In the never ending challenge that is school dressing-up next week we have an Easter bonnet parade. Ever one to rise to a challenge this is how we made ours.
To make a similar one you will need:
A basket the right size to fit on your child's head
Tissue paper in at least four colours
a paper or plastic disposable bowl
Some glue that is a bit stronger than PVA glue (hot glue gun if you have one)
A large doily
Two yellow pom poms
Orange card or paper
Put the basket on your child's head and tie it in place with two lengths of ribbon. Don't worry if it wobbles a bit - we'll sort that out at the end.
Coat the inside of the bowl with PVA and cover with broken bits of spaghetti. As these need to go at all sorts of angles to look like a nest dribble more PVA over the spaghetti and add more pasta.
Cover three eggs in either tissue paper and/or washi tape. Glue these into the nest
Make the chick by sticking two pompoms together, adding googly eyes and card feet and a beak. Glue this in with the eggs.
|The chick and eggs in the baket|
Coat the middle of a doily with glue and glue this to the base of the bowl bringing it up the sides. Glue this to the base of the basket (with the strong glue or hot glue gun if you have one).
|I see a dragonfly craft post coming soon!|
|Make sure all of the basket is hidden|
Use the pipe cleaner end to tie the flowers around the basket.
Once it is all dry and you can turn it upside down glue a layer of wading to pad out the inside of the basket to make it a little more snug on the head.
|It doesn't really go with the coat - lets hope for a sudden heatwave|