Easter is here! Yay! That also means the end of the school term and a very busy last week of school full of class presentations, parent teacher interviews and the Easter hat parade. I love the Easter hat parade and watching all the children walking around parading their beautiful Easter bonnet creation. We all know behind every beautiful Easter bonnet there is a parent who has been up all night glueing eggs and bunnies to a hat and just hoping that they will stay on and not fall off.
I love being creative and have always enjoyed making the perfect Eater hat for my children. I'd have a Pinterest board combined with my own ideas and I'd get to work. Some of the Easter hats at the parade were very impressive, but you need to get the right balance between looking perfect and being practical. I've seen some children with their Easter bonnet which looks like it weighs more than they do. Then there are some that have plastic eggs falling off all over the place, because glue just isn't strong enough and you didn't even get to sleep last night because you spent all night glueing the eggs on that are now all over the school floor.
As parents we put so much pressure on ourselves to be the best. I think the most important thing about doing things like making a Easter hat bonnet is to enjoy the experience and make it together with your child. I am definitely guilty of being a perfectionist, but I have learnt to let go of certain things and that has made a lot of experiences a lot more relaxed and enjoyable.
This year, I didn't have the time to Pinterest and brainstorm ideas, as I am busy building our Sparrow Watches business. We have designed high quality and very stylish watches for children and kids that have learn to tell the time features. This has kept me very busy as I continue to work of on our kids watches business.
The other day as I was out grocery shopping I saw a cute little Easter section at my local Coles supermarket. I noticed a DIY Easter hat bonnet kit. It was this super cute Pink crown with little foam Easter cut outs and it only cost $3.00! So I bought it and we had so much fun making it together. I though it was a great option as everything was included but you could still be creative with your design. Mess free and fuss free! Just what I needed this year. My little girl loves it and it is ready a week before the parade, so we are super organised too! This was just one DIY kit that I found by chance as I was grocery shopping, but I'm sure there would be plenty of DIY Easter Hat Bonnet kits available.
I would love to see some of your creations and hear about your Easter hat making experiences - successes and failures.
Happy Easter everyone!
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