CHILDREN have shown their creativity during an Easter Bonnet competition.

The Croft Playgroup, based in Shotton, brought in their home-made hats which were then entered into the competition.

Cllr Kelly Evans, chair of the group, said: "We asked the children and parents to make a bonnet and we had quite a good response, most of the children made one and we held the judging.

"It's great for their crafts and their skills. The creative side that came out of the kids was brilliant, they were all completely different, we had some chicks, sheep and even had a Batman one.

"I'm glad it wasn't down to me because I would have had to go out and buy them all an Easter egg."

Cllr Doreen Mackie, of Shotton town council, was asked to judge the competition and she chose the Darcie Millward's design as the winner.

Charlie Marsh came second and Alannah Morris-Wilson took third place.

Cllr Evans added: "Cllr Doreen Mackie judged the competition and she said it was very hard because they were all fantastic. I was so glad it wasn't me because they were all amazing.

"It's good because it gets them doing stuff with their parents.

"This is the first time we got them to do this and because it was that successful we hope it will become an annual event.

"We are also fundraising for a new sandpit in the play ground because the one we've got now is old and has no lock so during the holidays someone manages to get over the fence and into the sandpit.

"This then left open for cats to get in and the sand has to be thrown away."

The Playgroup has also been nominated for Setting of the Year with Early Years Wales and Cllr Evans has been nominated for Volunteer of the Year.

The awards ceremony will be held in Ruthin next month.