Easter Art

Use white hard boiled eggs place a sheet of wax paper in the bottom of a good size box add a few spoonfuls of various colors of paint (child’s choice of color) place egg(s) in box and roll, just like in marble paint this creates a fun way to color eggs and the results on the wax paper look like a stain glass picture that you can frame in construction paper and hang in the window.

I provide childcare in my home. The parents are responsible for providing wet wipes, diapers, etc. Just this morning I took out an empty container of wet wipes. Some of them have connected lids, some do not and you can just pop them off-these would work best. Just pop the lid off, and the bottom is nice rectangular start to an Easter basket! I went through my supplies because I do save the wet wipe containers for various projects and I have a couple blue and light green perfect for Easter. Let the kids decorate them, add a handle, some grass and eggs!

This is a great spring or Easter idea. Take a box that is about a inch or two high. Then take craft sticks and paint them white and glue them all around the outside of the box. Should look like a white picket fence. Then add Easter grass in the box which can be glued down if you so choose. Then add a scenery to your box trees, Winnie the pooh or perhaps something else your into such as chicka chicka boom boom letters and the coconut tree. Then if you wish you can add wrapped candy to share with the children later and or if your doing it at home add colored hard boiled eggs. Remember to allow your preschoolers to paint the fence and glue down the grass and color their scenery whatever that may be that they would like to glue in the box. I hope you all enjoy making this scenery with your preschoolers and or children. Have fun be creative.

Items needed: Small balloon, 2C. Sugar, 1C. water, crochet floss (not yarn, this is the type to do lace, dollies, etc. quite thin)

Mix the sugar and water. (use warm water as to dissolve all the sugar) Blow up your balloons and tie off the ends. Dip strands of the floss (1 to two feet at a time.) into the sugar mixture. Wrap the floss around the balloon over and over again until the balloon is mostly covered like a spider web, with holes and windows. Let it completely dry. Then pop the balloon, (make sure you immediately throw away all balloon parts especially around small children) cut a 2 to 3 inch oval hole on the side of the egg. Add lace around the hole to decorate it, put in Easter grass and two small plastic Easter eggs. This is a great project, a little messy and best done outside on a nice spring morning. It is really easy to clean up after later, just a little water and usually some finger licking as well. These are very attractive Easter projects, great for gifts!

Items Needed: Grass seed, potting soil, pot or cup, wide craft stick, white paint, markers, pink felt misc. craft items like fishing line (whiskers) pipe cleaners, pom poms, press on eyes, or googly eyes. First, have the children place the potting soil in the pot, and sprinkle with grass seed, place a little more soil to cover and water the soil. Next have the children decorate paint their craft sticks white. Then after dry decorate like bunnies. Cut the felt into ears, put on eye nose and whiskers. Stick the stick into the grass pot and place them in a sunny window. In a few days your bunny will be sitting in the grass.

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