Want an easy yet lovely Easter egg art activity to do with your kids?
Here’s one from Daphne, my seven-year-old.
I set out some watercolors, Q-tips, and Easter-egg shaped paper as an art invitation for her to do after school recently.
The idea (my idea) was that she would be inspired by the Q-tips to decorate the eggs with dots. (Q-tip pointillism has been an art activity we’ve enjoyed a fair amount and I thought it would be lovely on Easter eggs.)
But Daphne had her own idea.
She immediately looked for the oil pastels, grabbed a white one, and sat down to work.
Oil pastel resist is one of our favorite watercolor resist techniques, and probably the one we use most commonly.
Here’s how she used it to paint Easter egg after Easter egg.
*I cut the egg-shapes out free hand, but here are some printable templates if you would rather yours are a bit more precise.
First, draw designs on your Easter egg paper with the white oil pastel.
Then, paint over your oil pastel drawing with watercolors.
As you can see, Daphne used Q-tips, but you could use paint brushes if you’d rather.
…and perhaps an Easter bunny, too.
Continue drawing and painting your Easter eggs until you have enough for a bunting.
Okay, so we cheated a little in making our bunting. First we simply hung the paper Easter eggs on the display wire in the studio with mini clothespins. Then we used washi tape to tape them around the dining nook in the kitchen.
If you wanted something a bit more officially bunting-like, you could punch holes at the top of each paper egg and string them together.
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