With Easter fast approaching, many parents and educators are pondering their Easter hat parade efforts for the year. A traditional Easter experience, creating Easter hats encourages children’s self-expression and creativity.
Originating in Europe to signify the change in seasons, the Easter Hat parade dates back to the early nineteenth century. Originally hats were adorned with fresh flowers, however if they weren’t available hats would be embellished with flowers made from paper, ribbon, feathers, sea shells and naturals.
Making Easter hats is a customary ritual for many and children marvel in the joy of exploring a range of materials and textures to create a uniquely designed creation. Providing children with a range of mediums to freely express their ideas will provide an open-ended experience where children can embrace their own creativity and make a hat that is uniquely theirs.
Below we have a simple photographic Easter hat how-to, using a paper top hat base, that can be the spark any child needs for their Easter hat creation.
Product List for Easter Hats
Here's a list of some additional art and craft resources to use when decorating your Easter hats: