We’ve been crafting again in this house! I love keeping decorations for every holiday, and next up on our list is Easter. I know St. Patrick’s Day is in there, but I’m ready for spring and trying to prod Mother Nature to sway herself in that direction.
For once in a long while, we will be home for Easter. So it is time to start getting some decorations ready around this house!
As you may recall, I purchased a bulk pack of canvases at Christmas. I had two left, and they had my girl’s names on them for some spring projects. We also keep washable finger paints and dotters on hand. That is basically all you need to make these super cute projects.
My 2 1/2 year old used the paint dotters and we used the washable finger paints with Lucy’s cute little 5 month old feet to make her first art project. In my opinion, both turned out to be pretty adorable.
As someone who teaches arts and craft projects for preschool aged children, I am all about creating things that will turn out well regardless of age or ability. You can see that both girls made great projects with a little help from Rock and myself. From start to finish these take about 15 minutes and I think they are totally worth it!
Easter Egg Projects:
Washable finger paints
Washable Paint Dotters
Fold a piece of paper in half, lengthwise. Draw a half oval (egg shape) with pencil. This helps keep the shape nice and uniform. I then chose to draw a simple zig-zag pattern. Cut out the inside portion of this pattern to create a stencil.
Carefully tape the stencil to your canvas. Work along the edges to ensure that it is flat and even. Tape the inside just along the edges to keep the paper flat. This will help keep the paint from running under your stencil.
You can then either use the paint dotters or washable paint. I placed thin layers of washable paint on a paper plate and rubbed Lucy’s foot in the paint and then blotted it all around the stencil. We used wet wash cloths to remove paint as we worked through a variety colors.
Just like painting your walls, remove the stencil and tape immediately after you are done to ensure the paint doesn’t dry under the stencil or run. You can then add a border and use a Sharpie to add names, years, etc.
Once the project has dried you can then coat with a thin layer of Modge Podge. This helps to preserve your project. Do keep in mind that the washable paints can run. So do this quickly and gently.
Do you have any crafting traditions for Easter?