Simple Spring Art Activities for Kids
Are you looking for simple Easter egg crafts for your kids? Well you are in the right place. This little Easter project is super easy and used items right from our recycle bin. Love that!
We love making our own stamps. Over the years we have used a number of different items to make prints. Here are a few of our favorites…cardboard, lettuce, dice, cardboard tubes and foam. Click here to find a list of all the unique materials we have used. You might be surprised by some of the items we used. Licorice even made the list!
Ok back to our little cardboard print easter eggs.
Materials needed for our simple Easter Egg Craft:
- Paint in a variety of pastel colors ~ scroll to the bottom on the post to learn how to make your own pastel shades using the paint you already own.
- Paper plates ~ to use as a paint pallet. Don’t throw out the paper plates, we will be using them again soon.
- Corrugated Cardboard ~ We used the flaps off a cardboard box.
- Easter Egg stencil ~ we made our own. Read on to find out how.
- Large sheet of paper or card stock.
To make the Easter Egg Stencil…I drew an egg shape in the center of my card stock and cut out the center. You will be using the outside stencil (sorry no photos of this step).
We then taped one edge of the stencil to our paper. This helped to keep the stencil in place as the kids were stamping.
We cut a cardboard stamp (a rectangle of corrugated cardboard) for each color of paint. This was so that multiple kids could work at the same time.
As you can see, the kids had a blast stamping colorful easter eggs. It was easy to create multiple prints on one piece of paper. Simply lift the stencil revealing the beautiful egg and tape it to a new area of the paper.
How to make your own Pastel Paint:
We love bright colors for most all our projects. However, Easter is more fitting to pastel colors. If you are like us and finding your paint is too bright. Don’t rush to the store to buy new pastel paint. Simply add a little bit of white paint until you reach the desired pastel shade. Quick, simple and so much cheaper than buying a bunch of new paints.
Oh I almost forgot to tell you…Don’t throw out your painty paper plates. We will be using them for an upcoming craft project! When the kids are done stamping, simply use the remaining paint to cover the whole paper plate. If you chose the same colors that we did, you will have 5 painted paper plates. Pink, green, yellow, blue and purple.