At Easter Ethan’s nursery run an Easter Bonnet competition. We took part last year and Ethan needed quite a bit of help to create his bonnet. With Ethan’s enthusiasm for building the ginger bread house at Christmas, I hoped that he might enjoy the bonnet making more this year.
This meant a trip to The Range to buy the supplies.
This year I purchased some stickers as Ethan has been showing an interest, along with chicks and eggs.
Ethan dived straight into the stickers, amazing me by being able to peel off the backing, and sticking them onto the top of the hat.
I tried to get Ethan to stick the stickers elsewhere on the hat but the top of the hat is where he wanted them.
I showed him the chicks and the eggs, he didn’t want to use the mini versions of the eggs, but he placed some of the eggs and chicks on the rim. I stuck them with glue in the places that Ethan placed them.
Ethan got very obsessive with his decorating but I’m so pleased he wanted to sit with me and decorate his Easter Bonnet. When I initially asked him if he wanted to make his bonnet Ethan responded with a ‘No’.
We easily sat at the table for thirty minutes working on Ethan’s creation.
He must have enjoyed this craft activity because at 5.30am the following morning he wanted to continue his work. I had to explain that his hat was finished and was able to distract him with his breakfast.
10 thoughts on “Making Our Easter Bonnet”
That hat looks fab! I was in The Range yesterday and thought they had a great selection of Easter goodies – it’s my favourite shop 🙂 x
The Range is always a good place to find what you need. We have one just down the road which is a bonus x
Love how engrossed Ethan is with sticking stickers on the top of his hat and he has done a great job with them. The finished hat looks fab 🙂
He can get quite intense about things ;0). I was really impressed with his sticker sticking skill x
Aw this looks cute, he did a great job and sounds like he knows his own mind! Xx
He really does and we are seeing it more as we get older x
Hehehehe! That is a very cool hat 🙂 and I’m glad he decided to get stuck into making it. When we ask Sir if he wants to do something his first answer is generally NO. But if he can be persuaded he usually enjoys it.
It’s just working out how to engage him, that is the hardest part x
Great concentration shown there by your E. I remember D’s nursery teacher telling me that pealing and sticking was a big step, for a reason I can’t remember at the moment.
Activities like this will stand him in good stead for school x
I was amazed that he didn’t need any help with the stickers. He always surprises me x