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Easter Egg Art Project for Kids

April 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments

If you are planning on coloring Easter eggs with your kids this year, keep the protective table cloth out a little longer. Here’s another Easter art project for the whole family. This project uses a process called ‘crayon resist.’ Introducing your child to this unique procedure can lead to many surprising and creative results.

What You Need:

-Watercolor paper (or white construction paper)
-White or yellow crayon

What to Do:

1. Cover your kitchen or dining table with newspaper or art project table cloth.

2. Cut out different sized oval shapes. The smallest ones should be no smaller that the size of an actual egg.

3. Use a white crayon to make designs on your ovals. (Hint: If your child has a difficult time seeing the white crayon on white paper, then use a yellow crayon.) Wavy lines, zigzags, stars and circles all work well.

4. Use a wide brush to cover the ovals with watercolor. Use different colors for different eggs. Be sure to clean the brush before switching colors, or use a separate brush for each color.

5. Let the ovals dry. For deeper hues, apply a second coat of water color.

You can see that the areas where the crayon was used have an interesting result: these areas have resisted the watercolor. Give your child a chance to express her understanding of crayon resist by doing this art project more than once. Once your child catches on, you can use the same procedure for abstract art, pattern making, or for that matter—any picture your child would normally make. Have fun!

Tags: Kids’ Activities · Kids' Art Projects

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Liza // Apr 9, 2009 at 4:55 am

    What fun! And just in time for the holiday…I’m always invigorated when I see your creative activities for kids—-Thanks!

  • 2 Spaghetti Box Kids // Apr 10, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Glad to hear it. This is a pretty easy activity to do. Hope everyone enjoys it!

  • 3 Jey // Apr 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    So cute! I loved crafts as a kid and now I try to involve all the little kids in the family. Thanks for the post! =D

  • 4 Spaghetti Box Kids // Apr 15, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Thanks for the feedback. Hope things worked out–kids really enjoy the concept of crayon resist once they catch on.

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