Our local nursery is celebrating this Easter with a Best Bonnet Competition, so we chose a simple top hat design for our little chap . . .
All ready for the Easter parade!
Wonder if he will win?
We started by measuring our model’s head (52cms) and then cut two pieces of Lutradur XL – a rectangle for the top section (18cms x 59cms) long enough to provide a good overlap. Next we cut an oval shape for the brim and checked this for size on our model.
Using transfer paint, we lightly coloured the Lutradur to give a colour wash for the blue sky and green grass. The two pieces were then stapled together and the join covered with a piece of wide ribbon.
This is how we attached the brim to the top section . . .
To decorate our hat we chose cute images of sheep and rabbits, cut from Evolon. (Evolon is ideal for this type of work as it colours easily and does not fray). The faces of the sheep were coloured using black transfer paint and the little rabbits by dipping the Evolon in hot water infused with a teabag! We stuck all the pieces together using craft glue and in no time at all our hat was ready to wear.
We still have a bit of time left and are continuing with our decorations, we are now thinking of adding chicks and eggs to complete our special Easter entry!
Various stages of making one of the sheep.
Here’s our finished entry! Complete with Easter eggs and chicks.
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