WITH KATHRINE HOUE MARIC
OF LITTLE KIN JOURNAL
As a mother, I enjoy preparing for a holiday just as much as the actual celebration. Decorating, cooking and crafting together with my daughters for a special day always gives me a warm feeling and makes those less-than-perfect days seem insignificant. Since I was a young child, Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs have played a central role in any Easter celebration I’ve participated in and since I became a mother myself I’ve made a wide selection of bunny ears for my daughters to wear on the annual egg hunt.
This year I decided to go with a fresh flower theme because, to be honest, when is lots of fresh flowers not a good idea? If you want to make your own version of our Bunny Ear Flower Crown, here’s what you need and how you do it.
Things you will need:
–Cardboard (the thicker the better, as it has to be able to hold the weight of a lot of glued-on flowers)
–Glue (We used a mini glue gun but have successfully used other kind of glue to similar projects
– Start out by drawing your bunny ears on a piece of cardboard and cut out. The cardboard doesn’t need to reach all the way around your child’s head.
– Pick the top of the flowers of the stems. Try and get as much of the stem of without ripping the petals apart, to create a flat surface. This way it will be easier to glue the flower to the cardboard.
– Now to the fun part. Create your own design by putting the flowers on your cut-out bunny ears without using glue. This is what my daughters enjoy the most.
– When you have decided on a design, start glueing the flowers to the cardboard, filling any part of visible cardboard with flowers. If you choose to use a glue gun, be sure it’s only handled by adults as the gun and the glue both get extremely hot.
– When all cardboard has been covered in flowers, gently pick up the bunny ears and measure on your child’s head. Attach an elastic waistband to each side of the bunny ears using a stapler, creating a crown. We used two pieces of thin elastic waistbands, but a single piece of a wider elastic waistband would work great as well. Make sure its tight enough to stay in place on your child’s head.
–Now, the only thing left to do is to hide those chocolate eggs, dust off the Easter baskets and let the egg hunt begin!
With thanks to Kathrine X