Monday, April 06, 2020

Easter Egg Art

With Easter right around the corner, let's create some beautiful Easter eggs! 

These beautiful egg decorating projects are based on Ukrainian dyed eggs, commonly called Pysansky, as seen here. 

There are many different types of media and methods you can use to create your Pysanky eggs. Try the best one for you:

This is an easy oil-or-wax resist method for kids that uses crayons or oil pastels on heavy white paper (drawing, watercolor, or any other heavy paper); liquid watercolor, cake tempera, or thinned tempera paint; and a big paint brush. Check out That Artist Woman for step-by-step instructions to make this BIG decorated egg!

This third resist method is a little more elaborate. It involves layering various colors of liquid watercolor or food dye between layers of white wax crayon patterns, with spectaular results! You'll need heavier watercolor paper paper for this one. How-to's are found at Alpha Mom

You can also try drawing and decorating your eggs in oil pastels (or construction paper crayons) on black construction paper. Check Kinder Art for instructions.

You can also try colored chalk on black construction paper. You simply dip the chalk in water to bring out the vibrant colors. I found colored chalk at the local dollar store. Learn more at K8Art.

Here's a fun little project that is very open-ended and that you can do with just about any art supplies at all. Simple little chicks and eggs make this adorable piece of art that could be made into a card.
Find step-by-step instructions at Krokotak

Want more Easter project ideas? You can Draw & Paint a Bunny  or try typing 'Easter' in the Search this Blog field above for even more Easter art projects to choose from!

Next up: Every Kid Needs a Sketchbook!

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