Easter will soon be here and so will the Easter Hat parade at your local school.
If this is shocking, then I might have freaked you out. Breathe it is okay!
I will hand you a lovely cup of virtual coffee or tea depending on your preference, and you can have a little quiet time. This will allow you to process that it will soon be school holidays or the fact that kids will be hyperactive and high on chocolate due to the gifts from The Easter Bunny and a well-meaning family.
If you are like me, you failed badly at creating an Easter Hat for your kids. I ran out of time and purchased an oversized beach hat for each child. They were pink so I thought they would love them. However, as soon as decorations were added to these hats they immediately fell off and due to the size of the hat and the fact it had a very floppy rim the kids could not see very well while the hat was on. If you really must analyse how it went, it might be termed a complete disaster.
Hopefully, you are now feeling rested and relaxed after the virtual cuppa I gave you.
Now for my solution to make it all better for Easter, or the very least making the Easter Hat Parade stress free this year! Yes, it can be easier and your child will have one amazing rockstar of a hat.
White Knight Paints and Bear & Sparrow have teamed up to create to help parents take all the stress out of creating the Easter Hat.
“White Knight Paints has been a leading force in the specialty paint market for many years. When painting bathroom tiles, kitchen cabinets, metal fencing, your front porch or just indulging in a fun upcycling project, White Knight has an easy-to-use product for just about every DIY project, to help our consumers always achieve a professional result” says Brand Manager Dilani Fernando.
Bear and Sparrow is a registered Australian owned, boutique children’s decor business. They are based in Brisbane and have some lovely handmade wooden pieces.
The Easter Hats use White Knight Squirt Spray Paints. They come in 43 different colours and the new formulation has a primer and topcoat all in one. This paint dries quickly and is touch dry in just 10 minutes. This is good for craft projects with kids, you know how keen they are to start using their creations.
All the components for making this fabulous Easter Hat can be purchased at the hardware store and craft store, all for under $40.
It should take about 1 hour to make, so that is not long at all. Check out the video and download the Easter Hat Instructions here.
After your kids use their new groovy Easter Hats in the school parade you can also re-use it as a table decoration for family meals during Easter.
Check out www.whiteknightpaints.com or the White Knight Paints Australia Facebook page
Make sure you tag your bunny project with #wkxbearsparrow, #wksquirts and #whiteknightpaints #mummytotwinsplusonecraft
C’mon and hop off and create your own amazing Easter Hat as we did. You can download the Easter Hat Instructions here, and make sure to watch the video above if you get stuck.
I hope you have fun and enjoy this project as much as we did.
A HUGE thank you to White Knight Paints and Bear & Sparrow for sending both my kids a kit each.
Oh, and the hat boxes are so nice and great for storing your finished hat in too. This will ensure that your stylish creation is not damaged.
The kids are super cute and young here, the reason is that this post was created on March 22, 2017. Still a great post and activity.
ChristinaMarch 22, 2017
My art skills absolutely suck so would love some Easter help as the kids would be over the moon!
AmandaMarch 22, 2017
The hat parade is one the best Easter traditions that I think I should encourage to keep alive, what better way to do then get involved too!
Kath CowanMarch 22, 2017
Wow, what a brilliant and beautiful idea. What a fun way to prepare for Easter.
Summer Hinaki-McDadeMarch 22, 2017
easter bonnet parade at school always sneaks up on me and it’s on the morning of that we end up remembering and scurrying around to put something together, i have no creativity so with this prize my kids can parade around proudly!
claire evansMarch 22, 2017
to celebrate the joy and excitement of easter before all the choclate turns it into giggles and 10pm bedtime
Natalie MurnaneMarch 23, 2017
I adore art with the kids and my daughter loves it too however as much as my sons love it they need major help. Master 6 made a hat last year which fell to bits and was just a few bits of string. He was so disappointed. I would love to see him make something amazing like this.
Kylie TMarch 23, 2017
I would enjoy helping the kids make Easter Hats this year by captivating hearts with generations of love, creativity and family time, always part. The happiness of White Knight and Bear & Sparrow will bring smiles all round as little one’s hop like bunnies and bound.
Joni LangosMarch 23, 2017
My daughter and I both love participating in craft activities, but I don’t love the level of time and organisation required to prepare for it, this would be the perfect solution! My daughter and I could enjoy some creative time with little effort or pre-planning.
ashna kenyonMarch 24, 2017
I’d love for my children to work together to create something fun for Easter.
Alicia BardsleyMarch 30, 2017
This would make my job so much easier – my craft skills are zip!
Martin BarrettMarch 30, 2017
Fun project for my daughter and I to complete together
Gabrielle SApril 1, 2017
My son is old enough now to be more involved in art and craft activities and I’ve loved doing this stuff since I was a kid so now I can enjoy it more!
Laura ScrivenApril 3, 2017
If bought there is no pride,
This will have them proud inside!
With their creativity on show,
Happiness will flow.
Michelle VApril 3, 2017
Sadly at my children’s school, they don’t have an Easter bonnet parade, but my girls love crafting and as we celebrate two Easters (Greek and traditional), they would get double the use and fun out of this! 🙂 thanks for the opportunity and best wishes for a lovely Easter