Easter is quickly approaching. This craft is a simple reminder of what easter really means amongst all the egg hunting, bunnies and easter baskets. For this project you will need white card stock, blue painters tape, oil pastels and water colors. I saw something similar on anther site a while back, but I can’t seem to find it again so I can link to it. Bummer!
Cut a cross shape out of any regular weight paper from your recycling bin. It will be discarded so it does not have to be pretty.
Place the cross on a scrap piece of paper and have the kids color the edges with oil pastels. A thick line works the best. I also encouraged my kiddos to use a variety of colors on each side.
Gently stick the cross to the card stock with a piece of painters tape. Using one finger rub the oil pastel off the cross onto the white card stock creating colorful rays. The smaller fingers in our preschool co-op had a bit of trouble with this step, but with encouragement and assistance they did a great job! Remove the cross to reveal a beautiful outline. So pretty!
The hill with grass was done with the same technique only using green shades of oil pastels. Tape the hill down first they the cross to create depth.
Apply a light wash of watercolor to the sky and hill. The oil pastels will resist the watercolor creating a beautiful finished piece. I love it!