Now that the Chook is in Kindy, the time of the Easter Hat Parade has begun. So this year we made our first ever Easter hat. A couple of months ago, my sagely sister gave me a bag of leftover Easter crafty stuff gathered from the deepest corners of her musty classroom store room.
You might be able to use this as you'll need to make an Easter hat this year. She said.
An Easter hat? Okay. Said I.
And so came Easter and sure enough, an Easter hat was needed. So out came that bag of Easter crafty stuff.
But I decided we needed a hat that was more Us. So back went that bag into my cupboard stuffed with crafty stuff and out came a bag of felt from someone else's no longer wanted stash. And out came an old black skirt and a recycled yoghurt tub.
And so the Chook and I created a reusable, recycled hat, with none of the plastic or foiled, cheap, disposable Easter crafty stuff.
So in the words of the Chook...
Mum helped me make my Easter Hat for the Easter Hat Parade.
We cut out some flowers and some chicks from colourful felt.
I helped to sew them together and to sew on some flower buttons.
Mum sewed a safety pin to the backs of the flowers.
I used sticky tape to stick some black material from an old skirt to a bucket.
Then Mum pinned the flowers and the chicks to the hat.
My Easter hat looked good.
I liked all the colourful flowers and I liked the little chicks.
I liked the Easter Hat Parade. It was fun.
Next year I will have two hats to help to make.
The year after that I may have three.
I may yet need that bag of Easter crafty stuff. But for now reclaimed, recycled and reusable is just right for Us.