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Kids Turn Easter

Make an Easter Bonnet Make an
Easter
Bonnet
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As Easter approaches nature is putting on new "clothes" with the coming of Spring. What nature does humans tend to follow. The donning of new clothes for Easter symbolizes the coming of Spring.

Not only is the donning of new clothes customary, in Northern Europe it was considered rude and bad luck to the goddess of Spring, then known as Eastre, to be seen in anything but fresh and new clothing. The custom of the Easter Parade comes from this. The wearing of three new things at Easter assures good luck in the coming year.

The Easter bonnet got its start as a wreath of flowers and/or leaves, the circle an expression of the roundness of the sun and its travel through the heavens which brought it back for the return of spring.

You can make you own Easter bonnet with some of the ideas below - then parade around for everyone to see. Be creative and have fun!

EASTER BONNETS TO MAKE
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Materials
  • Paper plate
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons or markers
  • Glue
  • Yarn
Instructions
Kids can decorate a paper plate any way they wish. Glue on pieces of pastel paper, color flowers on plate, use your imagination. Tie yarn to each side of plate so it can be tied under child's chin.

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ebonduck4.gif - 1.7 K Cone Easter Bonnet
Materials
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons, markers or stickers
  • Tape or stapler
  • Scissors
  • Elastic thread or ribbon
Instructions
Kids can decorate a piece of paper with crayons or markers, drawing pictures - or gluing on magazine or card cutouts. Add any streamers, ribbons or other decorations. Make hat by folding paper into a cone shape, tape or staple together. Cut bottom so it is even. Staple a length of elastic thread or ribbon on each side to hold hat on.


ebonn3.gif - 2.4 K Straw Hat Easter Bonnet
Materials
  • Straw Hat
  • Artificial flowers, ribbons, bows and such
  • Glue and Glue Gun
  • Elastic thread or ribbon
Instructions
Purchase a plain straw hat from craft or department store. Purchase artificial flowers, Easter decorations, ribbon, bows and other fun stuff. Using a glue gun, attach various items around the brim of your hat. Parental supervision with glue gun is advised. Attach ribbon to sides of hat for a tie.

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