|Easter Egg created by a 4-year old|
Last minute posting of a fun and quick Easter project.
I found this project on the wonderful blog: "That Artist Woman"
This art lesson only takes one period. It's great for practising line and patterns with both preschool, elementary and middle school students. Young students can use simple lines (wavy, squiggly, zig-zag, straight, curved, etc.) and older students could research egg decorating traditions from Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Poland, Russia, etc) and find inspiration in order to create more intricate patterns.
Have egg templates ready for younger students or have older kid draw their own large egg shape on heavy white paper. Fill the egg with a variety of lines/designs/patterns using oil pastels- press fairly hard. Encourage them to use lighter colours as they show up much better in the end. Once the design is complete, paint over the entire egg with a darker color of watercolour paint. The paint needs to be fairly liquid in order to resist the oil pastels. Liquid watercolors would work great with this as they are super pigmented.
I like to provide glitter varnish to make the eggs nice and shiny. I just mixed ultra-fine white glitter with a water-based gloss varnish (like Modge Podge). Cut the egg out and that's it! If there's extra time left, you can alos glue the eggs onto another larger sheet of paper and cut out a border, like some of the eggs below.
All the eggs below were done by a wide variety of ages- from 4 years old up to adult!