Bunny Butt Easter Hat

It’s coming up to that time of year that we all love…the Easter Hat Parade! Our school will be holding the parade mid next week, just before we break for school holidays.

In previous years we have created hats in the theme of the current favourite characters. Last year we had a Harry Potter-inspired hat, the year before it was How To Train Your Dragon, we’ve also done Pikachu and Angry Birds…you get the idea! But this year our son decided he just wanted to go Easter themed.

As I was searching Pinterest for inspiration, I came across some ‘bunny butt’ designs which I had noticed in previous years, but not pinned. Now they are, and you can see them here and here! They are on my Easter Pinterest board.

It seemed the time had come to create a Bunny Butt Easter Hat lol

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Harry Potter-inspired Easter Hat

This morning was my son’s Easter Hat Parade at school, so I think it’s ok to now share his hat design with you 😉

I love Easter Hat time at school; there is so much colour, different ideas, glitter, great music for the kids to parade around, and lots of fun!
Easter bonnets

Even the teachers wear some sort of Easter themed head ware. One even dresses up as the Easter Bunny!

easter bunny

Harry Potter is big in our house at the moment, so naturally we thought we’d try for a HP-inspired hat. (Watch this space for a HP birthday party coming up in a few months, as well!)

Firstly, I looked through my Easter Pinterest board and happily discovered an idea I pinned last year – before Harry Potter became popular in our house. This idea for Dragon Eggs is from Catch My Party :

Dragon eggs

Easily adaptable to an Easter hat, of course!

This idea was particularly serendipitous, as I was helping my son do a book review last week, and he was doing it on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In this book, Harry has to complete 3 challenges, one being to steal an egg from a dragon. Haha!! Perfect!!

I bought some bits and pieces to make the hat, costing around $8:

Easter hat elements

The eggs were painted yellow, in preparation for being covered with gold glitter.

Easter hat painting

Easter hat glitter

It turned out that we only had enough gold glitter to cover two eggs, so the others were covered with silver glitter.

We arranged the stringy stuff (what on earth is it??) around the brim of the hat, then formed a nest on the top.

Easter hat construction (768x1024)

I’ve said it before and I’ll sat it again, if you have children, then you must invest in a hot glue gun. My friend joked that hot glue guns should be handed out when you leave hospital with your baby! It really won’t be too long before you’ll use it 🙂 They get a creative project made so quickly, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money getting a top of the range one. But you’ll be so pleased you have one. Mine’s just a small one from a discount shop, and has been going very nicely for many years.

Please remember they are *hot* glue guns, and take appropriate care when using them.

So we hot glued the stringy stuff on, then arranged the glittered eggs on top.

Easter hat constructed (768x1024)

I downloaded a free Harry Potter font from dafont.com. This font is called Harry P. I’ve used dafont before here and here, and found they usually have a font that I need.

I printed up “Dragon Easter Eggs” using the new font and my son added the Harry Potter lightning bolt, laminated it, then glued one sign to each side of the hat.

Easter hat complete (768x1024)

Easter hat for boys, Harry Potter inspired (768x1024)

This hat didn’t take very long to make, and it impressed my son quite nicely! Lucky he is easy to please!

Easter hat, Harry Potter inspired (768x1024)

We find it challenging to come up with ideas for boys’ Easter Hats, but here are some we’ve put together over previous years. What’s your best Easter Hat for boys?

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Easter Hat time

It’s that time of year when the annual Easter Hat Parade is imminent. This year I was determined to be a bit more organised, and I am happy to say I was!

Finding a suitable idea for a boy’s hat is difficult. There is no end to the pretty flowery hat ideas, but for some reason they are not particularly popular. Even Pinterest is awash with ideas for girls’ hats, however I have found some that give a little inspiration. You can see what I’ve found on my Easter board.

Before I show you this year’s hat, here’s a quick look at the last couple of hats we’ve created. I don’t have a picture of the hat we made in kindergarten. It did the job, but we’ve come a long way since then 🙂 It was a basic hat covered with blue tissue paper, decorated with coloured in pictures of Easter Eggs, and little chickens from the discount shop.

In first grade I was very pleased to come across the Angry Bird idea. I have pinned 2 red Angry Bird creations, both of which link to an eBay listing. We set about making our own, wrapping a red feather boa around a plastic red hat, and cutting the features from felt. It looked pretty good! And after holding on to it for 2 years, I recently sold it on our local Facebook Buy, Sell, Swap page. I hope the next owner enjoys wearing it in their hat parade next week!

Easter Angry Bird Hat - sawitdidit.wordpress

Easter Angry Bird hat base

Last year, second grade, Pokémon was (and still is) popular in our house. So a large Pikachu toy took pride of place on the hat. I made a basic crown base, sat Pikachu on the top, gave him some Easter bunny ears (luckily I found some in yellow!), and wrapped a green feather boa around the bottom.

Easter Pikachu hat (692x1024)

And now for this year – third grade. I was inspired by this dinosaur hat. ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ is flavour of the month here, so I thought we would be able to adapt the dinosaur idea to dragons. I picked up a brown hat and some green plastic eggs from the discount shop a week or so ago. There are plenty of dragon toys around here to use, and I cut the leaves off some fake flowers I had. Working out how to attach the dragons was the sticking point. A week’s worth of pondering…and today I thought we should try and make Toothless fly!

Easter hat beginning (688x1024)

I tried black and silver wire, and from afar the silver was less obvious. To keep Toothless stable I needed 3 anchor points. I was very liberal with the hot glue gun!

Important point – if you have children and need to create costumes, you need a hot glue gun! Mine is only small and was quite cheap. I picked up the glue sticks from the discount store. You will need a constant supply of these 😉

Just because I can, here are our two bunnies photobombing a hat shot

Easter hat bunny bombing (1024x688)

Then I placed the other two dragons we were using. Even though they are not very heavy, I needed to have them balanced so the hat would sit correctly. I distributed the leaves around the brim, and on top to hide Toothless’ supports. We quickly glittered up some plain eggs, and added these with the plain green ones.

Easter hat coming along

And here’s the finished product

Easter 'How To Train Your Dragon' hat - sawitdidit.wordpress

 The young wearer has declared it ‘epic’, and that’s good enough for me! I think it has a definite Easter feel, but is unique too. I’m reasonably sure we won’t see another hat quite like this one at the parade next week!

Since we have been in the Easter mood today, we also made our first batch of Hot Cross Buns for the year, and put up the wreath we made last year on our front door. This wreath is simply made from a wire coathanger that has been bent into a circle, wrapped with a white feather boa, and topped with more bunny ears.

Easter bunny ears door wreath - sawitdidit.wordpress.com

What are you making for Easter this year?

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